It Takes a Village

Did you know?

  • Continuous labor support (like a doula) is associated with many positive birth outcomes, like shorter labors, lower c-secion rate, and more successful breastfeeding?
  • Human babies are born "too early." The first 3 months of life is crucial for development, and baby NEEDS to be close to caregivers, especially mom.

All women and families deserve to be well informed and supported as they prepare for and experience giving birth. After baby has arrived, the early postpartum time (fourth trimester), is an amazing and sometimes brutal period. You and your baby are BOTH going through so much, and it can help to know what is normal and what is NOT. Many mothers deal with postpartum depression and anxiety at this time - you are NOT alone. Nearly a third of all mothers go through PPA/PPD.

PLEASE reach out for help. We have resources available online and have a list of local providers you can visit with to deal with a wide variety of pregnancy, birth prep, and postpartum needs.

Articles & Websites

At a Glance

Local Service Providers

Doulas

Julie McMinn

Shelah Birth Services

Julie McMinn • 573-450-3877

Aunna James

Village Birth Services

Aunna James • 573-318-5943

Marion Johnston

Doula Care by Marian

Marian Johnston • 806-392-4335

Jaime Richardson

Deliver Love Doula Services

Jaime Richardson • 618-237-1841

Kacey Davis

Small Moments Doula Services

Kacey Davis • 573-576-5280

Heather SooHon

New Life Childbirth & Pregnancy Services

Heather SooHon • 573-986-8085

Midwives

April Pierce

April Pierce

April Pierce, CPM
573-934-0190 • joyfulcpm@gmail.com

Michelle Patula

Michelle Patula

Michelle Patula, CPM
618-694-8990 • mapatula6@gmail.com

Nina Dunavan

Southeast Missouri Homebirth Midwifery

Nina Dunavan, CPM
618-303-1800 • smhmidwifery@gmail.com

Debra Lowrance

Labor of Love

Debra Lowrance, DNP, CNM, WHNP
618-553-8369

Massage & Therapists

Mandi Wood

Heartland Chiropractic

Dr. Mandi Wood, DC
Prenatal, Postpartum, & Infant Care
573-243-8983

Katie Schaal

Mid America Rehab

Katie Schaal, PT, DPT Physical Therapist
Pelvic Therapy
573-339-5989

Eden Spa

Eden Spa & Salon

Theraputic Massage • Spa services
Prenatal • Postpartum
573-335-3500

Susan Kamil

Susan Kamil

Licensed Acupuncturist • M.Ac. L.Ac. Diplo.Ac. (NCCAOM)
618-207-5556

Integrated Health

Integrated Health

Pelvic Therapists • Wholistic Health
618-252-5555

Postpartum Depression & Postpartum Anxiety

Integrative Health

Integrated Health

Wholistic Health • Counselors
618-252-5555

Ben Wall

Ashland Family Counseling

Ben Wall, LPC • 573-250-2210

Placenta Encapsulation

Kacey Davis

Small Moments Doula Services

Kacey Davis • 573-576-5280

Babywearing

Wrap you in love

Wrap You in Love

Certified Babywearing Consultant
Youtube videos and online resources