Des Moines Facilitator

Jazzmine Brooks is a certified Reproductive Health/Fertility, Birth and Postpartum Doula, Lactation Specialist, Soma Yoga student, and the owner of Jai Olive Wellness. She serves Iowa and the Midwest.

Jazzmine believes in empowering Black, Indigenous, and womxn of color through community, support, and resources. Powered by the desire to address Black women’s and infant maternal health, she encourages space for womxn to control their narratives and share their own stories. Jazzmine is the Co-Founder of the Iowa Black Doula Collective and Program Director of nOURish. nOURish is a community-led space that supports breastfeeding and providing human milk to infants through systemic change, education, peer-to-peer support, and community outreach to Black families in Iowa. She also organizes a national summer book club (Lotus Sisters), the Rural Black Doula Chronicles. She hosts the Being Olivia podcast to bring mental and spiritual wellness to the Black community.

Jazzmine is currently a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies at Iowa State University. Her research focus is on Black maternal and infant health, Black mothering, and Black rural wellness.

Visit Jazzmine and co-Facilitators at our Des Moines, IA meetings

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