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Ymani Efunyale

Love Thyself Way, Inc.

Website: https://ymaniefunyale.wixsite.com/mysisterskeeper

Phone: 609-649-0282

Birth Fee: $1000

Postpartum Rate: $0 to $100

Fee Details: Our first meeting will be a free consultation. If you choose me as your doula, my fee will include 6 visits plus the birth (from beginning to end). One of those visits includes a post-partum vaginal steam. I can also accompany you on a Hospital tour if you wish.

Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 10 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 3 years and 10 families served

Doula Training

  • The Birth Well, July 2016
  • DONA International, September 2018
Type of Practice: Partnership with 2 or more doulas

Clients per Month: 1 to 4 births and 1 to 4 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: No Limits
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I usually meet my clients at their home to help them labor at home as long as possible before transferring to the hospital with them.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I support home birth 100% and can help you prepare for it as well.

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Certified Breastfeed Peer Counselor (Maternity Care Coalition)

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner
  • Evidence Based Birth Professional Member

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Single parents
  • VBAC
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Aromatherapy
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly binding
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Parenting consulting
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Founder of the Boycott Hospital Birth Campaign - a campaign that addresses high maternal mortality rates amongst women of color.

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Ymani Efunyale

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Laverne Evans

Ymani was amazing! My experience with her was  phenomenal she helped me through  my labor and pregnancy she came out to my home did exercises with me also coached me with getting through natural birth if it wasn’t for her I don’t think i could have done it she stayed with me the whole time she relaxed me and rubbed my lower back she had me turn on all fours which was the best position she went walking with me words can’t explain how much this woman helped me she is phenomenal a awesome person we won’t find another doula like her trust me you will think me later! I went all natural no iv no meds nothing! I went to the hospital at about 4am my son was out at 6am All cause of cause of Ymani, she did a amazing birth plan for me so I could give to the hospital, she sent me helpful videos of what to expect when giving natural birth, also she showed me how to  breast feed and have him latch on the right way she teached me how to do skin to skin with my baby also after having my son ymani offered me a amazing V stream to help stop bleeding and close everything up down below and when I tell u it was the best thing ever! My bleeding stop by the next day! I can go on how much this woman helped me and what she did for me you have to experience her your self you will be so happy!!! i had other doulas in the past she was by farrrr the best one ever! 

Posted 5/25/2019

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Kaula

My experience with Ymani was great! I had no idea what to expect with a doula and she walked me through what to expect during the home visits (as well D Day) and made me comfortable from the beginning. I was a nervous reck with a lot of questions and she remained patient, calm, and tried to really equip with me with the knowledge to make the best decision for me and the baby. That helped me to become a confident mother during labor and delivery. She provided emotional support for when I doubted my ability to go natural and she was a key factor in me delivery my baby boy safely and without any medicine. I could not have done it without her!

Posted 5/20/2019

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Briannia Beaufort

She was the best doula a women can have. She was very patient and funny.  Her good  spirit brightens the whole room. She help me deliver my son (Royal ) for 12 hours. She was right there every step of the way.  I did not want any pain medicine so she help me get through it. Told me to twerk and do birth position  to get that baby out. She taught me about breastfeeding and I’m still 15 months strong????. She really is the best ! Thank you so much for being the best Doula ever. My birth story was everything I wanted because of her and my family! 

Posted 5/20/2019

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Asha

Ymani was my doula for my first child, a beautiful baby girl and I don’t think I could have done it without her. From the support and helping me make a birth plan before the baby to being there for myself and my family during the birth. She was very kind and I defiantly reccomend going with a doula to every mommy to be . 

Posted 5/20/2019

Birth Availability for Ymani Efunyale

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