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Heather Yanovitch

The Doula Granny

Jewett City, CT Service range 36 miles


Birth Fee

$900 to $1550

Postpartum Rate

$35 to $45

Availability Remarks: At this time, I've not been contracting for postpartum care unless closer to my home, as I'm primarily focusing on birth services.

Birth Fee

$900 to $1550

Postpartum Rate

$35 to $45

Medicaid and Third Party Insurers

Currently approved to receive payments from the following programs:

Birth Doula Experience

2 years and 50 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

5 years and 15 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula
  • Rhode Island Certification Board - Certified Perinatal Doula

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • Rhode Island Certification Board - Certified Perinatal Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, July 2022
  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, September 2022

Type of practice: On-call doula service

Clients per month: 1 to 4 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? Some Hospitals

Attends birth center births? Some Birth Centers

Attends home births? Some Home Births
Happy to serve at home births where midwife is present.

College Education


Special Services Offered

  • First Aid and CPR
  • Military families support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Newborn care specialist
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Stillbirth and infant loss support
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Training Documentation


Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

Hello! I support moms and families in both CT and RI. I’d be very happy to talk with you about the kind of support you’re looking for, so we can decide on a package that fits your needs. On my website, you’ll find an outline of my standard birth service package, but if you'd like more information on other package options, I'd be happy to forward that to you upon request! You can contact me via DoulaMatch or through the contact page on my website. As a RI certified perinatal doula, I’m qualified to work with insurance in the state of Rhode Island - Blue Cross Blue Shield, Neighborhood Health Plan, and United Healthcare, and I'm honored to work with military families through Tricare, as well. I look forward to answering any questions you might have…hope to hear from you soon!

Service Area

Jewett City, CT Service range 36 miles

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Our regular doula, who we got to know throughout my pregnancy, was sick and Heather was her backup. We didn't even meet her until the hospital when I was well into active labor. We loved Heather as soon as we met her. She brought the most calming presence and I felt like I had knew her for ages. Because she didn't know us very well given the circumstances, she was great about asking about boundaries and preferences to be sure she was creating a safe and nurturing space for me which I appreciated so much. My labor had many twists and turns, sometimes very scary, and was extremely long. Heather stayed by my side the entire time and often helped me make sense of what the medical team was saying and providing me so much comfort when I needed it most. Having her there felt like having the most wonderful and supportive Mom helping me through it. I don't remember all the details but my husband also had nothing but the most wonderful things to say about Heather. We highly recommend her and will definitely consider having her there again if we decide to do this again :)

Clarice Del Duca


I was so glad to have Heather as my doula. We met a couple weeks before my due date and made a birthing plan for the big day. When I started having contractions and was heading to the hospital around 6am I called her and a few moments after I arrived at the hospital she was there. She was incredible and supportive every step of my labor process (which took over 24 hours) and helped me every way she could, besides advocating for me at the hospital. A very difficult moment for me was when a doctor told me that if I didn’t dilate the final 4 centimeters necessary for birth, I would have a C-section. That made me really desperate and disappointed at myself, since my plan was for a natural birth. Heather was really important at this moment and the final hours before delivery, because she didn’t stop believing I could achieve my goal of a natural birth and didn’t let me give up either, even though I was ready to give up. At the delivery time she helped the nurses and my husband and gave me words of encouragement to keep going. Afterwards she took beautiful pictures of the moment and I’m forever grateful. My husband and I also had a 4-hour postpartum visit where she helped us with house chores and taking care of our new baby. Thank you Heather for everything!

T Murdock


I can't recommend Heather's services enough! Heather is one of the most kind and calming individuals I have ever met. Right from our very first meeting, via a phone call, I knew she was someone I would want in my corner during labor as a first time Mom. Her voice and demeaner were so soothing and I immediately felt like I was in good hands. The postnatal visits were so helpful and informative and my husband and I found the information provided to us invaluable. Heather was always very easy to reach, extremely supportive and always a source of comfort throughout the whole process. She was invaluable to me as I made it through the last weeks leading up to labor; always a text away with advice, a pep talk or support. Our labor didn't go any where near as planned and Heather was there through it all, including coming to the hospital in the middle of the night for what turned out to be a false start of labor thanks to induction methods. When I was finally in active labor, Heather was an anchor. She remained calm even when labor became unpredictable and scary to us and was there for the long haul. Knowing someone was there in my corner supporting my wishes was such a huge comfort when things became overwhelming. Although she may be newer to being a Doula, she carries tons of wisdom and confidence that make you feel at ease. I'm so grateful to have found Heather and couldn't be happier with my choice, highly highly recommend!

Marie OLaughlin


Heather was very kind, friendly, and helpful. She helped with chores around the house when I couldn't lift anything after having my baby. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for some extra help around the house with laundry, dishes, garbage, or if you need a nap or shower! Thank you Heather!

Birth Availability for Heather Yanovitch

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Postpartum Availability for Heather Yanovitch

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