About Us

Nurtured Journey offers support for pregnancy and beyond. We hold childbirth education classes and offer doula services, placenta encapsulation, lactation cookies, meal prep assistance and postpartum support.

Mackenzie has been married to Marcus for 12 years and they live in Cedar Rapids with their 3 children and dog. Her first child was born in the hospital and spent a week in the NICU, second was an uncomplicated hospital delivery and the third was born at home with a certified nurse midwife. She worked with children with special needs before becoming a stay at home mom.  Mackenzie is in training to become a doula.

Jill has been married to Steve for 10 years and they live in Mt Vernon with their son and cat. She gave birth with a certified nurse midwife at home. Jill also has 3 step-children. She works part time at AEGON and has been a doula for over 5 years.

We are both passionate about providing women and families with the support they need to have the birth they want and to feel nurtured on their journey through motherhood. We have experience with cloth diapering, breastfeeding, baby led weaning, baby wearing, colic, food sensitivities, and so much more and if we don’t know the answer to your question we are happy to point you to a resource who can help.