$1000 to $2500
$30 to $40
4 years and 75 births attended
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 3 to 4 births and 0 to 2 postpartum families
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I have worked with Sacred Healing Arts, Selena Green and Kathe Gibbs
As a Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator and Birth Photographer I have a myriad of offers that have the potential to positively impact your birth and parenting story in a big way. Hawaii's first Evidence Based Birth® Instructor. Military Spouse of over 12 years! This is our second tour in Hawai'i and we love living ALOHA!
Kaneohe, HI Service range 30 miles
I can't say enough positive things about Yvonne! Contacted her after the birth of our daughter for placenta encapsulation. She responded immediately with availability to come over that evening after I was discharged to start the process. She helped me to make beautiful placenta prints as well as explained the whole encapsulation process as she was going (I was very interested and wanted to be there every step of the way). She also made a keepsake heart and "G" for baby's name from the cord. She made sure everything was very clean and sanitary. I enjoyed conversation with her and enjoyed having her in our home. I highly recommend any services from her!
I can't begin to say how thankful my husband and I are for Yvonne's support during the birth of our son. Meeting Yvonne for the first time, she made us feel very comfortable and was 100% in support of our birth plan. She vistied with us several times before and after the birth to help make sure we were fully prepared, answered questions, eased our nerves as first timers, helped with breastfeeding, etc. During the birth she was very attentive and provided excellent support to my husband and I and had brought a wonderful bag of goodies including ice packs and a peanut ball. Quickly after the birth my baby was brought to the NICU where my husband followed and Yvonne stayed with me for comfort. We are so grateful to have her be apart of our birth team.
Yvonne was wonderful to work with and went beyond our expectations. I used Yvonne for lactation advice, and she was a huge help in making it possible to breast feed my baby boy. The first week was extremely painful and difficult. I wasn't sure I could stick with it, and she was very encouraging and her guidance is really what got me through the roughest first two weeks. She was always very quick to respond when I would reach out with questions. We live in Big Sur which is about an hour drive for her and each time I reached out to her she was available the same day. Our son had a severe tongue tie that the pedetrician missed diagnosed when we were still at the hospital, and Yvonne was able to reccommend the top specialist in the Bay Area who is the only orthodontist in California who is able to correct it with laser treatment. With her advice we got his tongue fixed the first week, and by week two I felt a huge improvement. Yvonne is extremely resourceful, very gentle in her approach and professional. I would reccomend her to anyone looking for lactation advice.
Working with Yvonne was a great experience. She came to our home after the home birth of our son to start the placenta encapsulation.
Yvonne was so caring with my daughter, who is three, and very curious. She brought stickers for my daughter to decorate the jar that the placenta pills would be packaged in.
She surprised me the day she completed her work with prints of the placenta as well as the dehydrated cord in the shape of a heart and the first initial of our son's name. Both are wonderful keepsakes.
Though I didn't get to watch her work both days because of being on bed rest, when I did make it down to the kitchen, her work area was very tidy. She left the counter, sink, and back splash cleaner then they had been in a couple of weeks.
Yvonne went above and beyond for my family. She provided educational information to help us prepare for delivery, positive affirmation and comforting suggestions during the end of my pregnancy, emotional and physical support during labor and delivery, and a fountain of information about breastfeeding after delivering my son. Not only did she help me achieve my vaginal delivery after two cesareans, but she has helped me successfully breastfeed my son! She helped put our minds at ease when we were in doubt. The thing I loved most about her doula services was that Yvonne was available to help us when we were in need without overstepping boundaries or taking the place of my husband. She listened to our concerns and carefully answered our questions and provided wisdom where it was needed. I recommend her to anyone looking for a supportive, positive person for any and all doula services!
= Available. Calendar last updated: 03-28-2020
= Available. Calendar last updated: 03-28-2020