HeadFirst was created to provide families with a comforting space to transition from pregnancy to parenthood. You will be able to choose from a range of available support options; birth & postpartum doula services, breastfeeding support with an IBCLC, breastfeeding and newborn care classes. HeadFirst’s philosophy is that knowledge coupled with prenatal and postpartum care is essential in having a positive birthing and parenting experience.

HeadFirst Lactation & Doula Services was born on November of 2003.  Yana Katzap – Nackman, founded HeadFirst after the birth of her first child. After 14 years of service, as a doula agency, she is now running a more intimate service with private classes and a referral service when her schedule fills up.

Yana will meet you where you are and through support and education help you through the emotional journey of your experience. Your birthing journey is singularly unique. You will be treated with the utmost professionalism and confidentiality.

Moving from pregnancy to parenthood is not an outcome, but a journey.  You will be supported at your birth or postpartum preferred location: Your home, a birth center or hospital. HeadFirst stands for the idea that we dive into the experience of birth and parenthood with our head first. Once the mind is aware and the heart has opened to the process, only then parents will embrace the journey into birth and life with baby/babies.