Pregnancy & Childbirth Services

Our center is here to assist women in navigating their way through pregnancy (whether planned or unplanned, first pregnancy or experienced). Guiding Star Marshalltown offers:

  • Prenatal resources including information on area medical practitioners
  • Introduction to Doulas
  • Childbirth classes
  • Prenatal Support groups

"What is a Doula?" Class

This class, taught by Dawn Bollhoefer, CD, SBD, is for pregnant women who want to learn more about doulas and their role in pregnancy and childbirth.

Doulas offer physical and emotional support to mothers and partners before, during, and after childbirth. At Guiding Star Marshalltown, Dawn will be educating women on their rights during their pregnancies, teaching about doula care and informed consent. 

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