We are two women, Jana & Katy, empowering women to LOVE birth, motherhood, and life!
I have been a doula for six years (CAPPA certified) and a childbirth educator for 3 years (trained at Bastyr University) and have attended more than 90 births. I began my midwifery education with Mercy In Action in January 2017. I LOVE serving families through the birth of their child. I believe it is one of the most significant experiences anyone will have in their entire lives. Why not make it amazing?!
After receiving my M.A. in Counseling Psychology, I started a photography business. Through sitting with new moms at newborn photos sessions and my own profound transition from maiden to mom, my passion to nurture, support, & create healing spaces for women was birthed. I completed a 6-month apprenticeship with a seasoned local doula and certified with The Art of Sacred Postpartum. I believe every women deserves to be welcomed into motherhood through gentle and loving care.
Introducing Jessica, Tiarra, and Alexis. We are beyond excited for these three beautiful ladies to be joining the Yema Mamas team as apprentices for the next year! We long to see more women wholly cared for in pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Let’s reclaim and continue to pass on the art of women caring for women in this profound transition of maiden to mother!!
‘Yema’ means flower bud in Spanish, which represents birthing new life. We believe Jesus is our source and giver of new life. Our mission is to attentively nurture families by serving women through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum seasons of being a mama. We serve women through this vulnerable and spiritual transition with passion and knowledge.
We desire to see all women wholly loved and supported through their transition from pregnancy to motherhood. We aim to empower women to love and nurture each other in community to ease and honor the new life of a mother.
To meet us in person and learn more, contact us to set up a free 45 minute consultation.