HeadFirst was created to provide expectant families with a comforting space to transition from pregnancy to parenthood. You will be able to choose from a range of available support options; birth doulas, postpartum doulas, breastfeeding support (Lactation consultant), classes and more. Focusing on childbirth related services, HeadFirst's philosophy is that knowledge coupled with prenatal and postpartum care is essential in having a positive birthing and parenting experience.

Your birth space can be in the hospital, home or birth center.  You can choose to work with a midwife or a doctor. We will meet you where you are and through support and education help you through the emotional journey of your experience. Your birthing journey is singularly unique. You will be treated with the utmost professionalism and confidentiality. We are here to support you and your family in your transition.

HeadFirst was born on November of 2003. It was conceived with love and passion for serving the birthing community of Los Angeles. Yana Katzap - Nackman, founded HeadFirst after the birth of her first child and her transformation from the film production world into the reproduction world. Our company serves families in their prenatal time, during birth and in the postpartum time. We offer birth doula services, postpartum doula services, lactation consultation and classes.

We work with you and your care providers in harmony. We will serve the families we work with in their home, a birth center or hospital. HeadFirst stands for the idea that we dive into the experience of birth and parenthood with our head first. Once the mind is aware and the heart has opened to the process, we will then embrace birth and life with baby/babies. Moving from pregnancy to parenthood is not an outcome, but a journey.


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