HeadFirst Lactation & Doula Services supports birthing families in their transition from pregnancy to parenthood. We align with the DONA International vision of  a doula for every person who wants one. We take pride in the fact that over the past 17 years we have served a very diverse population.

“We define diversity as individuality. This individuality may include a wide spectrum of attributes like personal style, age, race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, language, physical ability, religion, family, citizenship status, socioeconomic circumstances, education and life experiences.” – DONA International

We offer services and classes to birthing families and doulas. Supportive care and mentorship is part of our DNA. We reserve the right to refuse care to people who are racist, antisemitic or homophobic.

Yana Katzap – Nackman founded HeadFirst Lactation & Doula Services in November of 2003 after the birth of her first child. After 17 years working in the birth world, she is now running HeadFirst as an intimate and comprehensive service provider for families. Whether you are looking for classes or individualized support, Yana is ready to assist.  Referrals will be provided when she is unavailable.

Yana will meet you where you are at to help you through this emotional journey using customized support and education. Your birth experience is singularly unique and HeadFirst is there to support you. Throughout your care, you can expect to be treated with the utmost professionalism, respect and confidentiality.

Remember, moving from pregnancy to parenthood is not an outcome, but a journey.  We are ready to dive into the experience of birth and parenthood with you head first!  Once the mind is aware and the heart has opened to the birthing process, you can embrace the journey into birth and life with baby/babies.

If you are interested it becoming a doula or learning more about this rewarding career, consider enrolling in our DONA International Approved Workshop training classes.

Contact Yana at HeadFirst to find out more about our service options, pricing and availability through our Contact Page or at 323.240.6002.