About Yolande

I'm Yolande, and I'm delighted that you're here.  
My first pregnancy and subsequent homebirth almost 18 years ago, was an initiation into a secret society of women who know a profound truth: 
That contrary to what we have been led to believe through cultural messaging and medical fear, we are made to give birth.
In fact, birth is biologically designed to be ecstatic, delightful, fun, joyous and beautiful, and it's in unnecessarily interfering with this physiological design that we distort the outcome of birth and endanger women and babies.  
The end result, has reverberations that run through every area of our collective culture and psyche.
I came to recognize that I had a sacred mission to open this secret, and to share the power of birth as the portal to one of the most profound experiences of awakening and planetary connection available to human beings, and also that birth itself is the foundation for peace.  Peaceful babies, happy mothers, connected parenting, and even healthy relationships and marriages. 
Women who are awakened and birthing their babies in power will change the world. 
I eventually went on to give birth to 7 babies, and for my last 5 children, I chose free pregnancy, and freebirth--caring for my body holistically, and birthing at home with only my family and/or non-medically trained friends present for emotional support. 
I have also supported hundreds of other women to choose the same path--first as a full-spectrum birth attendant, witnessing births throughout my community, and now as a birth coach and consultant, working with women and families all over the world. 
Through this site, I offer:

I love receiving respectful messages, and I endeavour to respond to everyone I hear from (although I can't *always* reply with alacrity--thank you for understanding!) so feel free to contact me.