Yolanda Walker (She/Her)

Yolanda was born and raised right here in Chicago. She is number eight of nine children in her family and graduated with her Associates Degree in Liberal Arts at Morton College. She received her doula training from National Black Doulas Association. Yolanda is a birth and postpartum doula. She serves on the DE&I committee in healthcare and helps educate physicians on meaningful change in patient care.

Yolanda is a mother of five children with over 20 years’ experience in supporting moms and families in labor, childbirth and postpartum. She comes from a close-knit community and has affectionally become “The
Baby Whisperer”.

In her own words

“I am a woman, mother, sister, daughter, and friend. My passion started years ago with the well-being of women. I want to see all women thrive, succeed, and prosper in every area. I may not change the world, but I can make a difference in my community and my world.”

What Clients Say

“Yolanda was invested in our well-being which was perfect! I would definitely refer her to others.”. Irina O.

“Yolanda was great! Always on time, provided different ideas or suggestions when things weren’t working. Was very thoughtful about and made sure I and my son were taken care of!”; Maureen J

“Yolanda has a warm presence which we found calming and reassuring. She listened carefully and responded thoughtfully in all our interactions.”; ​Renata M


Training + Education

  • National Black Doulas Associate – Birth Doula Certification – 06/2021
  • WisdomWay Institute First Year Specialist/Postpartum Doula training: currently enrolled


  • Mother
  • Personal and professional caregiving


  • National criminal background check completed with no adverse information
  • Birthways Reference Checks: Completed references with no adverse information and excellent feedback
  • Current on all vaccinations
  • COVID vaccinated
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