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


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


April Pierce

April Pierce

April Pierce, CPM
573-934-0190 •

Michelle Patula

Michelle Patula

Michelle Patula, CPM
618-694-8990 •

Nina Dunavan

Southeast Missouri Homebirth Midwifery

Nina Dunavan, CPM
618-303-1800 •

Debra Lowrance

Labor of Love

Debra Lowrance, DNP, CNM, WHNP

Massage & Therapists

Mandi Wood

Heartland Chiropractic

Dr. Mandi Wood, DC
Prenatal, Postpartum, & Infant Care

Katie Schaal

Mid America Rehab

Katie Schaal, PT, DPT Physical Therapist
Pelvic Therapy

Eden Spa

Eden Spa & Salon

Theraputic Massage • Spa services
Prenatal • Postpartum

Susan Kamil

Susan Kamil

Licensed Acupuncturist • M.Ac. L.Ac. Diplo.Ac. (NCCAOM)

Integrated Health

Integrated Health

Pelvic Therapists • Wholistic Health

Postpartum Depression & Postpartum Anxiety

Integrative Health

Integrated Health

Wholistic Health • Counselors

Ben Wall

Ashland Family Counseling

Ben Wall, LPC • 573-250-2210

Placenta Encapsulation

Kacey Davis

Small Moments Doula Services

Kacey Davis • 573-576-5280


Wrap you in love

Wrap You in Love

Certified Babywearing Consultant
Youtube videos and online resources