Common Roots Birth

Central Iowa Birth Doula

Support for Pregnancy. Empowerment for Birth.

Childbirth can be scary, hard and overwhelming. Common Roots Birth provides birth doula services to women in Central Iowa, helping you to find the amazing power, strength, and purpose there is to be discovered in pregnancy and childbirth. Take charge of the way you want to birth your baby!

Birth is a marathon shared by women everywhere, and every expecting momma deserves kind and helpful support. Let me come alongside you as you prepare to meet your baby; birth is not easy, but you can do hard things!

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Meet With Me

Schedule a free initial consultation. I will travel anywhere within an hour’s drive of Des Moines. I’m excited to get to know more about you!

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Talk Through Your Goals

At our initial meeting, we will go over your values, hope, and vision for your birth and get to know each other a little better. From here, we can decide if we are a good match!

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Give Birth, Empowered

Together, we will work to bring your baby into this world the way you want to. I’ll be available to you throughout pregnancy, birth, and immediately postpartum.

Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum Support For Des Moines

Hey! I’m Katie. Birth is about your baby and your body working together in a (literally) breathtakingly beautiful rhythm. I know what it feels like to be scared, anxious, and fearful of the prospect of labor and birth. As we work together, I hope to support you throughout a powerful and hard process that isn’t dreadful or experienced from a perspective of fear. Whether you’re planning an all-natural birth at home or a caesarean in the hospital, I am dedicated to encouraging, empowering, and showing you the beauty in your birth experience.

A Doula for Every Des Moines Momma.

Recent Blog Posts

Event: Common Roots Birth Story Workshop

Des Moines Birth Story Writing Workshop Have you seen the beautifully-crafted birth stories of other moms online and thought, "Yeesh, I really wish I had the time/writing abilities/effort/creativity to write my own story down!" Now you can! Take two hours to join...

International Women’s Day: Women & The Power To Birth

It is International Women’s Day, and that means we have even more reason to celebrate women and the unique-to-women power of birth! The birth experience has changed and evolved throughout history. And today we are grateful that it is empowering and possible for women...

Charlotte Rose: A Birth Story

Charlotte Rose Gugliano was born on October 28th, 2017 at 6lbs, 0oz, and 21 inches long. This story was penned by Charlotte’s mother Bethany, and you can read Charlotte’s big brother’s birth story here. A Pregnancy Following a Loss Charlotte’s birth story is much...