Yolanda Walker (She/Her)

Yolanda joined Birthways in 2021. She was born and raised right here in Chicago. She is number eight of nine children in her family so has been born and raised around kids. As a mother of five almost adult children herself, she is enjoying getting back to helping families with their little ones… and excited to soon be a Nana!

After she graduated with her Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts at Morton College, she went on to receive her doula training from National Black Doulas Association in July 2021. Yolanda is both a birth and postpartum doula, servicing all birthing persons with love, passion, and a lot of personality!

In her own words

“I am a woman, mother, sister, daughter, and friend. My passion started years ago with just the well-being of black women. I did not like seeing black women suffer or not have the necessary resources as their white counterparts. I wanted to see all women thrive and succeed which included childbirth. I learned a couple of years ago the health disparities of black women and turned negative emotions into my passion and compassion.”

What Clients Say

“She is a people person! Connects with people very well. Makes them comfortable. When she is passionate about something, she puts her all into it.” Jennifer

“She is very personable, she does not see darkness, very hopeful and encouraging, very positive. She will embrace the new moms!” Monisa G.

“She is compassionate, consistent, and if she says it… she’ll do it!” Precious M.

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Training + Education

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

Experience

  • Mother
  • Personal and professional caregiving

Information

  • 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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