Birth/Labor Doula Service Registry


Birth doulas provide emotional support, physical comfort, information to assist decision-making, and non-medical support that moms and families need during pregnancy and the birth of a baby. She will stay at your side throughout your entire labor and birth offering back rubs, positioning suggestions, an encouraging word, and information about decisions you will make. She is also there to support your coach. When a doula is present during and after childbirth, women report greater satisfaction with their birth experience, make more positive assessments of their babies, have fewer cesareans and requests for medical intervention, and less postpartum depression.  Studies have shown that babies born with doulas present tend to have shorter hospital stays with fewer admissions to special care nurseries, and breastfeed more easily.


Birth, Baby & Beyond Doulas work in a partnership.  What this means for you is:

· Throughout your prenatal visits you will get to know TWO doulas.  Each doula has her own range of experiences and education to draw from to answer your questions.

· Two doulas who will be on-call for you during your due date period, which means you will always get a well-rested doula who is ready to assist you.

· By partnering together we are best able to ensure a doula you have a well established relationship with will be available during your birth.  You don’t have to worry about to possibility of having a back-up doula you’ve never met.


Your Birth, Baby & Beyond doulas offer many services and several packages to choose from.  We will provide the following care (dependent on which package you chose):

· a free, no-obligation, consultation visit

· prenatal visits

· assistance writing a birth guide

· group or private childbirth education as needed

· phone and e-mail consultations throughout pregnancy

· continuous emotional and physical support during your labor

· access to a back-up doula

· referrals to community resources, as needed

· a postpartum visit

· a written birth record

· Placenta encapsulation

· Belly wrapping


For more information, please contact us through the BB&B phone: 319-364-1144, or Tammy’s e-mail:

Tammy Bayer, CD(DONA), LCCE


As many moms-to-be do, I became interested in birth during my first pregnancy. My husband and I recognized a need for extra support so we had a doula to support us during the birth of our daughter. After her wonderful birth, I became engrossed in the world of childbirth. I knew that I wanted to assist other women with their birth choices. I've supported many families as a birth doula and postpartum doula in the Eastern Iowa area since becoming a doula in 2003. I continue to take classes to satisfy my appetite for learning about pregnancy and birth. I am a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, so I am able to better prepare expectant families for their birth experience. I would like to help you achieve your birthing goals and assist you in getting the most out of your birth experience.  I am also a Lamaze Breastfeeding Education Specialist, well prepared to assist you as you learn to breastfeed your baby.


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Lisa Randall, CD(DONA)


After reading about a doula during my first pregnancy I was intrigued but had no idea where to start looking for one.  Labor was pretty straightforward but when I became pregnant with my second I knew I wanted more from my birth. With a little online research I found a doula, met her and knew she would fill the missing piece from my last delivery. This time delivery was a little more complicated but my doula stayed by my side and supported me through each of my varying decisions, without judgment.  When my daughter was born I thought maybe I could become a doula as well. I spoke with my psychology professor and she told me about Peggy Vincent’s book “Baby Catcher”, as soon as I read it I knew I belonged in birth work.  I took my first training June 29th, 2012, attended my first birth July 6th, 2012 and have been assisting families since. I am constantly reading or taking classes to make sure I am up to date on evidenced based information on pregnancy, childbirth and infant care.  Also, I am currently in training to become a Breastfeeding USA counselor and a certified postpartum doula. I look forward to assisting you and your family through pregnancy, childbirth and beyond.