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Genesis Birth & Massage, LLC

Katherine Ward

Birth/Postpartum/Bereavement Doula & Massage Therapist

Des Moines Metro Area


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Birth, Postpartum, and Bereavement Doula Services, Licensed Massage Therapist specializing in prenatal/postpartum, Childbirth Educator, Student Midwife

I’m a practicing Catholic and abide by the teachings of the Church.


"Katherine is so amazing! I went to her at 38 weeks pregnant and it was the absolute most relaxing experience which is why I returned to her at almost 8 weeks postpartum! As a postpartum mama it can also be hard to leave baby; I know I didn’t want to. I was so grateful I could bring my little guy with me but still get the relaxation and relief a massage brought me. I could not recommend Katherine more and will definitely be telling all of my pregnant mama friends about her!"

"My 90-minute prenatal massage with Katherine was downright heavenly. She has a true gift. I felt safe and relaxed in her space. Looking forward to my next one next month!"

"Thank you so much for your support through my pregnancy, labor & delivery, and postpartum. I remember how calming and reassuring your voice was in the most difficult moments of labor. I absolutely cherish the photos and videos you captured for us. I am SO excited that you are studying to be a midwife. You make such a huge difference as a doula, but it also makes me smile to think of the countless mothers and babies you will serve as midwife. Mamas and babies need midwives like you! Knowing you'll be such a gift to so many providing care as the hands of Jesus makes my heart smile. So thank you for doing what you do. You are so inspiring to me."

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