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Yolanda (Shiphrah) Kadima, IBCLC

Maternal Roots Atlanta

Website: http://www.maternalrootsatlanta.com

Phone: 404-692-3655

Birth Fee: $550 to $3500

Postpartum Rate: $25 to $50

Fee Details: Birth only care available for $550. Payment plans are available for families that need it. Limited number of sliding scale clients taken per year with verifiably low income. Some barters will be considered. Contact for details.

Birth Doula Experience: 7 years and 51 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 6 years and 10 families served

Doula Training

  • MaternityWise, April 2012
  • International Center for Traditional Childbearing, October 2016
Type of Practice: Solo practice

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

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

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Community Childbirth Education for Birth Professionals

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Certified Lactation Counselor (The Center for Breastfeeding)
  • IBCLC Lactation Consultant
  • WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • HBC - Home Birth Consultant
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certified (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • Certified Women's Herbal Specialist

College Education

  • AA/AS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Domestic Violence
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • 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
  • Surrogacy
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Antepartum doula
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly binding
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Birth Pool rental
  • Birthing From Within Birth Art Services
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Child Passenger Safety Technician
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Henna belly designs
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Monitrice services
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Mother Roasting
  • Parenting consulting
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Executive Director of Cocoa Mamas Breastfeeding Group

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Yolanda (Shiphrah) Kadima, IBCLC

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Taqwa Muwwakkil

Yolanda is nothing short of amazing, whenever I need her she's there. During pregnancy and after she's super helpful and accommodating to whatever I need. I would highly recommend her services to anyone seeking that extra touch from there doula.

Posted 10/17/2017

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Mimi Lakene

Where do I start?? I was preparing to be a 2nd time mom and was troubled by what my birth experience would be like, determined for it to not end up like the 1st one I started searching for a doula. My 1st pregnancy/delivery was in a traditional hospital setting but I had a birth plan that was very unsupported by the on call doctor. I spent most of my delivery trying to justify my choices versus focusing on the moment. When I met Yolanda I knew instantly she was my Doula! She encouraged me to "shop around" and meet a few other doula's but I didn't. Yolanda checked in with me in-person/via phone and text throughout my pregnancy. Not only was she fully vested in my health and mental well being but in my entire families. The day of the delivery Yolanda showed up with her calm energy and immediately set up my space. She was well prepared and super thoughtful. Her intuition is spot on. She knew when to be the quiet calm I needed and when to pass on her loving suggestions and she also knew when I needed a moment to myself. I was concerned that my husband would feel excluded from the experience with having a doula present but that was not the case. He was extremely relieved that she was there. The amount of knowledge and experience that Yolanda has in so many other areas was truly amazing. Her passion for pregnancy,birth, breastfeeding and children's health shines through so genuinely.

Yolanda, the postpartum care that you provided me and working with me throughout my breastfeeding troubles during that first month were critical to me making it past my 6 month goal of exclusively breastfeeding. I am forever grateful for you!!

Posted 8/10/2017

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Jade Joyner

I was one day past my due date and more than over the entire pregnancy. I was the "lucky" mom to be that had contractions for over a month before baby boy made his debuts. We did more than one hospital run all while I was praying that that day would be the day. Yolanda had expressed to me when it's time you and your body will know, and oh was that the truth. I labored all night with just me & the playlists I'd made. my mind wouldn't have been able to connect with the process my body was going through. In choosing a doula I wanted someone that I trusted. The stages of childbirth are always different from each mother to even each baby. I'd done exactly what I set out to do. Hands down this was my best birth & recovery! Without Yolanda none of it would have been possible. She is a powerful doula who empowers other moms to be! She is hands down someone you want with you on that big day.

Jade Joyner

Posted 11/12/2016

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Melanie Davis

Yolanda worked her magic on my entire experience from pre-labor until I saw his beautiful face for the first time. I was terrified of childbirth and she comforted me in ways that no one else managed and I'm forever grateful for that! On the day of my birth, she was timely and the way she connected with me was exactly what I needed: intimate, soothing and extremely nurturing!!! Thanx a million Yolanda!!!

Posted 2/1/2013

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