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 prenatal, postpartum, and infant massage. 

I am also a trained postpartum doula, placenta encapsulator, home birth assistant, and Stillbirthday bereavement doula. I trained with Stillbirthday in honor of my miscarried son, James.

During my own pregnancies and postpartum periods, I experienced first-hand the incredible highs and lows of new motherhood. Because of this, I’ve become even more inspired to serve women as they walk the journey. In 2021, I decided to pursue midwifery, which has been the calling placed on my heart since I was young. 

Finally, in 2022, I started Christian Birthworkers of Central Iowa; a group of faith-filled people who care for families pre-conception, prenatally, and beyond.

Outside of birth & babies, I’ve taught piano for 10+ years and dream of owning a homestead. I enjoy spending time with my electrician husband, Connor, and busy little girls, Remi and Maisie. We love dancing (country or vintage swing) and cooking up tasty eats for entertaining guests. 


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