postpartum support


“I was thrilled to discover Amy and all the wonderful work she does when I was pregnant with my second child. Amy has helped me grow into a better parent and a stronger woman. I love the feeling of knowing I get to be in her (and other strong and caring parents) company every Tuesday at playgroup. I enjoy the speakers and guests, but I almost enjoy the days more when we talk openly and honestly about postpartum, nursing and feeding, sleep issues, and anything else that’s going on. It truly is one of the best groups I’ve attended since becoming a parent." 

-Monika Owczarski



Due to covid-19 all classes and support are currently offered online. Please contact Amy for more information.


I offer a postpartum playgroup for families with babies and toddlers. There is an opportunity each week to get breastfeeding support, to ask questions, share concerns and celebrate accomplishments as well.  You have the chance to see old friends from your childbirth class and to make new friends too.  So many of you are going through the same joys and challenges and getting you all together leads to great things! Postpartum playgroup currently meets online every Tuesday morning at 9:00. It's free, everyone is welcome and it's okay if you're running late! Please note that you can always check my facebook page for updates.


Also, I will come to your home in the postpartum doula role and help you with breastfeeding, baby care and adjusting to your new baby and your new body. The weeks after the birth of your baby can be emotionally and physically overwhelming.  I bring knowledge, experience and comfort to you, your partner and your baby. This is a time when it’s nice to have someone there to listen, give support and help you get things organized and on the right track. I also offer in home breastfeeding support and placenta encapsulation!  Please contact me with questions.

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empowering families in des moines and surrounding areas since 2002.

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