Program Type:Health & Wellness
This event has been postponed to April 19. Please register at the new link!
Join local Doula Jazzmine, Jai Olive, as you prepare for your labor, delivery, and postpartum journey. A doula is a trained professional that provides continuous emotional, physical, and informational support to pregnant individuals and their partners. Learn tips and tricks on how to have a successful medicated or unmedicated birth, as well as ways to successfully breastfeed or chest feed your baby and care for yourself after birth. All attendees receive a birth plan worksheet and a free 30-minute follow-up consult with Jai Olive.
About the speaker:
Jazzmine Brooks (she, they) is a certified Doula and Lactation Specialist in Central Iowa and works to educate and support the BIPOC community around fertility, birth, postpartum, lactation, and mental and spiritual health. She is the Owner of Jai Olive, LLC, and the Co-Founder of the Iowa Black Doula Collective. Both organizations seek to center Black birthing parents, and prepare individuals, families, and birth parents across Iowa to make informed decisions in medical spaces and birth rooms. Jazzmine is a published Black birth scholar. She is currently a Ph.D. student at Iowa State University studying Human Development and Family Studies. Her research focuses on Black perinatal health and Black mothering. In her free time, she hosts meditative spaces and a summer book club for BIWOC educators and scholars, studies herbalism and somayoga, and spends time with her partner, dog, and plants.