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Landon Yakovleva Birth Doula, CLEC, CST Therapist

Have Heart Doula Services

Website: http://www.haveheartdoula.com

Phone: 6129631785

Birth Fee: $800 to $1500

Fee Details: I offer several packages to suit individual needs. Please note that I believe that anyone that desires to have a doula should have one. If you are interested in my services but are within a certain budget please reach out and we can discuss how I am able to help you.

Birth Doula Experience: 4 years and 160 births attended

Doula Training

  • DONA International, August 2015
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 5

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Certified Lactation Educator Counselor (University of California San Diego)

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Craniosacral Therapist

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Domestic Violence
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Relinquishing mothers
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • Vaginal breech birth
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Acupressure
  • Antepartum doula
  • Aromatherapy
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly casting
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Saint Paul, MN
Travel Range: 100 Miles

Client Testimonials for Landon Yakovleva Birth Doula, CLEC, CST Therapist

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Eli Johnson

My wife and I give Landon 6 out of 5 stars. She was an absolutely amazing doula for the birth of our first child! Our labor ended up being long, complicated  and a real roller coaster with some scary moments. Thankfully it all ended well. Landon demonstrated an incredible amount of skill, knowledge, caring,  encouragement, compassion, hug-giving, and divinely - granted superhero abilities... Ok maybe not the last part but everything else is true :) We were so fortunate to have her by our side through it all. If you're considering hiring her, do it! 

Posted 2/25/2019

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Tabitha Birkholz

My husband and I found Landon only a couple weeks before the birth of our first child- it was quite the scramble but when we met with Landon we instantly knew she was our doula. So easy to talk with and so comforting and knowledagble. it was so nice for her to accept us so late and she even made an in home 2 hour visit work with her schedule before having our baby to review our birth plan. She was always there to answer questions via text or phone call and would check in to see how things were going. When I went into labor I was in contact with Landon who was very helpful and encouraging and said “let me know when tou want me there and I’ll be on the way.” She showed up promptly. Our birth experience was above and beyond and I have Labdon to thank for that. As first time parents, we were nervous about the whole process beforehand. I can say having Landon there took away all worries. She immediately provided this calming environment in our home and at the hospital. Landon also provided great physical relief in my unmediated birth by helping me with positions, massage and different pressure points. Through my whole labor, it’s like she could read my mind and knew exactly what I needed when I needed it, whether it was a calming voice in my ear, encouragement, putting a washcloth on my forehead, supporting my husband- she just knew. Landon also came to our home a couple days after baby was born and helped me with breastfeeding, which I was struggling greatly with. She showed me tricks and provided encouragment and we even talked about my birth experience. I could never thank Landon enough for helping us bring our baby into the world. A once in a lifetime experience and I would want Landon there every time. 

Posted 9/19/2018

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Kim Huberty

I reached out to Landon only a few weeks before I was due. I was due with my second child and originally I felt pretty confident without a doula. Closer to my due date, I started second guessing my decision and my husband was supportive either way, but wanted me to feel safe and confident during birth. I decided to hire Landon and it was the best decision I made. Even though we were fast approaching our due date, she made a 2+ hour trip to meet with my husband and I. We went over our birth plan and some other material she provided to make sure we could prepare for the birth we wanted. Fast forward to the day before our birth, she drove up again to be with us as my contractions became stronger and offered support, positioning and tips to make sure everything progressed like I wanted. At the hospital, she offered counter pressure during the intense contractions, ideas for positioning, and support for my husband when myself and husband weren’t really sure what to do! I spent a lot of time in the birthing tub but kept my body moving with her recommendations of different positions which made a huge difference. After delivery, Landon was there to help with breastfeeding, snacks, and support for us before she went home. She didn’t rush off like most Doula’s. She provided another follow up after we were home and getting settled to talk about breastfeeding and transitioning as our now family of 4! My husband and I truly feel a Doula makes a world of difference. The nursing staff at our hospital were incredible too, but they really focus more on charting for baby and myself and there are a lot of times they will leave for longer periods of time and that is when I would have felt a little lost with just my husband and I. Thank you Landon for your support and calm presence during my birth, it went as perfect as I had wanted in my labor and delivery!

Posted 5/30/2018

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missy kyker

I applied for a Doula on Everyday Miracles and got paired with Landon. I then looked through her profile and thought "she seems like a good match for me".  I'm very introverted but when her and I first met, I found myself talking more than I normally would meeting someone.  She is so down to earth and very easy to talk to. I felt like her and I had known each other for a very long time.  I told her I wanted to do a hypnobirth and she provided me with materials for it. As a single mom, I was a bit nervous doing hypnosis by myself. She was a great support though. She even read the hypnosis prompts that are usually for "birth partners". She was very hands-on throughout my labor and birth, which was exactly what I needed.  She was amazing throughout my pregnancy, labor, and even after. She's never more than a text away and I love how much passion she has for being a doula. I am so happy with how my birth went and so happy she was there with me every step of the way! I most definitely would recommend her to anyone having a baby!

Posted 1/26/2018

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Sam Bauman

We found Landon through Everyday Miracles (a great organization, btw), and instantly felt we could trust her to support us through pregnancy and birth. During my pregnancy, I had some complications (high blood pressure, breech) that caused me a lot of anxiety. Landon was so great at listening, giving us lots of information, and helping us advocate for ourselves. I ended up having a scheduled c-section, and Landon was there to support and tell me what was happening every step of the way. She even snapped a couple pictures for us :). Having her there made me feel calmer and more confident in the process. She is also quite connected to the local parenting community and has been a great resource for us since our baby was born!

Posted 1/25/2018

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Raven Dibble

As a birth photographer, I get the pleasure of documenting lots of births at the sides of many different doulas. For those clients who hire Landon to be their doula, I am always put at ease in knowing that their birth journey will be phenomenally supported. I have seen her reassure partners so they can put aside fears, realize that everything is fine, and focus on their love. After every birth I've attended with her, I've noticed that she doesn't rush out, but rather, sits at your side and feeds you, helping to replenish your reserves, while you snuggle your new babe. 

After meeting her, you may notice that she is not the tallest doula, but she is strong and her energy is grounded, calm and constant, and I have witnessed how beautifully she is able to help parents of all statures journey through labor with comfort measures that really make a difference, through birth with validation that these parents are accomplishing incredible things -- always full of love and acceptance, meeting her clients where they are at. 

Landon is a rare gem in a community rich with doulas. The Twin Cities are so lucky to have her <3

 

 

 

Posted 1/24/2018

Birth Availability for Landon Yakovleva Birth Doula, CLEC, CST Therapist

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