Genesis Birth

Massage Therapy and Doula services

– Des Moines, Iowa –


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for expectant mothers and people of all ages

We offer a variety of massage services. Visit our booking website for a complete list.

Doula Services

prenatal and postpartum

For information about Katherine’s doula services, please visit our services page.

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About Us




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Katherine Ward

I am an Iowa Girl with a passion for birth and babies! For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated with pregnancy and birth. In 2015, I became a labor doula and I quickly realized birth work was for me. I decided to combine my excitement for birth with my passion for wellness and became a licensed massage therapist in 2019, specializing in pre and postnatal work. I also trained as a postpartum doula to better serve families in the time after birth. 

During my own pregnancy and postpartum, I experienced first-hand the incredible highs and lows of new motherhood. Since then, I’ve become even more inspired to serve women as they walk the journey. In 2021, I finally decided to pursue midwifery, which has been the calling placed on my heart since I was young. In the same year, I also experienced the loss of a baby, James, during his pregnancy. I trained as a bereavement doula with Stillbirthday in his honor.

Outside of birth & babies, I enjoy spending time with my electrician & carpenter husband, Connor, and busy little girl, Remi. We love dancing (country or swing) and cooking up tasty eats for entertaining our friends.

Sarah Hurm

When I was younger, I told my mom I was going to be a massage therapist when I grow up. Life came at me differently than I had expected. It took me longer than I had planned to actually go for those dreams. I attended school for massage therapy at the Aveda Institute in West Des Moines, graduated, and jumped right into practicing at Massage Heights in Johnston. I studied Swedish massage, deep tissue, prenatal, reflexology, and myofascial work, along with add ons such as hot stones and cupping. 

I am a single mother of four children and having not always had the positive pregnancy experience I had dreamed of, I knew I wanted to focus on women who are pregnant and postpartum. I want to help other women achieve a healthy and happy pregnancy, and fourth trimester. I want women to embrace their amazing ability to birth babies!! I enjoy working on clients who are not pregnant as well. It would be my pleasure to be a part of your wellness journey and care team!

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