Doula Services

What I Do

My specialty is helping women get through natural, unmedicated, vaginal childbirth, whenever possible. I prefer to join my clients at home once labor starts, helping with comfort measures and providing emotional and psychological support.

Laboring at home for as long as possible allows mothers to feel safe and comfortable, which, in turn, increases oxytocin levels naturally, often resulting in a shorter duration of labor.

I encourage moms to relax, breathe and let go, and to allow their primal mothering instincts to kick in. You know exactly what to do and I trust and believe in your body's ability to give birth.

Please Note: I am currently only supporting mothers through out-of-hospital birth.

Birth Doula Fee: $1000

My fee includes 6 visits plus the birth (from beginning to end). One of those visits includes a post-partum vaginal steam. I can also accompany you on a hospital tour if you wish. Fifty percent of the birth fee is payable up front order to retain my services. Alternatively, given enough time in advance, the fee can be paid in four installments. For more information make an appointment for a free consultation today!

Postpartum Rate:

$100 per hour – due at time appointment is scheduled. Postpartum service is included in the birth doula rate


5 Years and over 10 families served

Doula Training

  • The Birth Well, July 2016
  • Home Birth with Midwife Claudia Booker, Fall 2017
  • DONA International via PALS, September 2018

Clients per Month:

I am only accepting one birthing client per month right now

Birth Places: Philadelphia Metropolitan Area

  • Home Birth
  • Birth Centers

Breastfeeding Certifications:

Breastfeeding Peer Counselor (Maternity Care Coalition)


"Birth feels like a supernatural force taking over your body. If you resist the force, childbirth will be difficult. But if you surrender to the force, you will find ease in your childbirth experience"

Other Relevant Information:

  • Spinning Babies® Aware
  • Evidence Based Birth® Professional Member

Additional Experience:

  • Home Birth
  • Spontaneous, unmedicated and low medical technology labor and birth
  • Emergency Transfers
  • Cesarean birth and VBAC
  • Women and Families of Color
  • Single parents
  • Young Mothers



"My experience with Ymani was great! She walked me through what to expect during the home visits and made me comfortable from the beginning. She was patient and calm, and [gave] me the knowledge to make the best decision for me and the baby. That helped me be a confident mother during labor and delivery. She provided emotional support when I doubted my ability to go natural and she was a key factor in me delivering my baby boy safely and without any medicine. I could not have done it without her!"


"Ymani was my doula for my first child, a beautiful baby girl and I don’t think I could have done it without her.From the support and helping me make a birth plan to being there for me and my family during the birth.She was very kind and I definitely recommend going with a doula to every mommy to be. "


"She was the best doula a woman could have. She was very patient and funny. Her good spirit brightens the whole room. She help me deliver my son, Royal for 12 hours. She was right there every step of the way. I did not want any pain medicine so she help me get through it. She told me to twerk and do birth positions to get that baby out. She taught me about breastfeeding and I’m still going 15 months strong! She really is the best. My birth story was everything I wanted because of her and my family! "


"Soon after having my son Ymani gave me a amazing V-steam to help stop bleeding and close everything up down below and when I tell you it was the best thing ever!!! My bleeding stopped by the next day! I can go on and on about how much this woman helped me and what she did for me, but you have to experience her yourself, you will be so happy! I had other doulas in the past she was by farrrr the best one ever! "

Other Services Offered

  • Aromatherapy
  • Crystal Therapy
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Baby wearing education
  • Belly binding
  • Miscarriage Support
  • Parenting consultations
  • Abortion Support

Advocacy Work

Founder of the Boycott Hospital Birth Campaign - a campaign that addresses high maternal mortality rates amongst women of color.Email for speaking engagements.

My mission is to help women heal their emotional traumas, birth their babies and manifest their desires


The statements and services offered have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. This service is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Those seeking treatment for a specific dis-ease should consult a qualified integrative physician, preferably a holistic physician, prior to using our service when you have concerns about your health.

Copyright 2022 | Ymani Efunyale LLC | All Rights Reserved

Designed by Ymani , Powered by Canva