About the Corridor Birth Alliance

The Corridor Birth Alliance was created in 2012 to allow for community education and outreach as well as to function as a tool for Corridor birth professionals.

Our Mission

The Corridor Birth Alliance empowers, educates, and supports women and families, whether they are trying to conceive, are pregnant, or are transitioning to a new family.​


Kristen Mead, Birth Doula(DONA)
KristenKristen is a birth and postpartum doula and enjoys the prenatal and postpartum meetings just as much as the births. She has found that childbirth education and easily-accessible information on local hospitals and providers as well as empowerment in labor can make all the difference in having a positive birth experience. Support before, during and after the birth is something every mother deserves.

Kristen is a founding member of CBA and lives in Cedar Rapids and is a mother of three.

Find out more about Kristen and her Mother and Baby Boutique, Baby Time.

Jill Hawtrey
JillJill’s experience giving birth to her son in 2010 was an empowering, life changing event for her. She began her journey to become a doula the summer of 2010 and loves helping women experience the pregnancy, labor and delivery that they desire. She offers doula services, placenta encapsulation and childbirth education classes in the Corridor.

Jill is as founding member of CBA and lives in Mt Vernon with her family.

Read Jill’s empowering birth story.


Mackenzie HootmanMackenzie

Mackenzie has been married to Marcus for 11 years and they live in Cedar Rapids with their 3 children, cats 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.

Find out more about her Nurtured Journey Business with Jill Hawtrey.


Lauren Parsons