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Jane Yaakni HopakiTrained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator Earth Birth & Breastfeeding LLC
Chokma! I am a Chickasaw mother of two born-at-home children, and I’ve spent the last 5 years studying birth and breastfeeding as a full-time parent. I am passionately mother-child-centered and a proponent of birth outside the medical-industrial paradigm. In addition to my private practice, I am currently assisting a local midwife in her Traditional Homebirth Practice. Going forward, I plan to begin Midwives College of Utah’s Bachelor of Midwifery Science distance program in 2020 and sit for the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners exam in 2024.
“Yaakni Hopaki” is Chickashanompa, the Native Chickasaw language, for “Ancient Earth,” as in the ground beneath our feet. I view physiological birth, breastfeeding, and mothering as an ancient tradition grounded in our connection to nature and in tune with our primal instincts and intuitions.
Our bodies and our babies are meant to do this work. I view birth as a healthy, normal part of life, and I view intervention into birth physiology as carrying inherent risks, which should be weighed with great reverence. I support a mother’s choice to give birth anywhere and with anyone she feels drawn to, as she is the most qualified person to make these decisions. I believe in the wisdom, connection, and collaboration of the mother-baby unit. Additionally, I see immense value in ensuring that all members of a family are comfortable and supported throughout the heroic journey of birth, including the postpartum return.
Offering Mentoring, Traditional Birthkeeping, Holistic Postpartum Support, Certified Lactation Counseling, Placenta Preparation & Waterbirth Supply Rental Services in a 1.5 hour radius of Rochester, MN. ROCHESTER