HeadFirst Lactation & Doula Services provides families with a comforting space to transition from pregnancy to parenthood. Parents can choose from a wide range of available support options. We offer birth & postpartum doula services, breastfeeding support with an IBCLC, newborn care and breastfeeding classes. HeadFirst believes that knowledge alongside prenatal and postpartum care is essential for having a positive birthing and parenting experience.

Yana Katzap – Nackman founded HeadFirst Lactation & Doula Services in November of 2003 after the birth of her first child. After 14 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.  HeadFirst is ready to dive into the experience of birth and parenthood with you head first! You will be supported at your birth and postpartum time at your preferred location: your home, a birth center or hospital. 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 want to partner with Yana, contact HeadFirst Doula & Lactation services to find out more about service options, pricing and availability through our Contact Page or at 323.240.6002.

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