Yoko

Yoko Lytle came to birth work after the birth of her two sons with a desire to create community and support for the many families embarking on this journey in this wonderful city. Born in the UK, Yoko’s formal education was in French before pursuing a career in film production. Yoko is a New York Doula a Postpartum doula and a Certified Lactation Counselor as well as a trained Certified Cooperative Childbirth Educator with CEA-MNY. She has experience and training supporting all types of birth including multiples and high-risk pregnancies and has experience in homebirth, birthing center as well as Manhattan and Brooklyn major hospitals. Yoko's goal is to seek respectful care and support from all members of the birthing team with an emphasis on informed decision-making and consent. Yoko lives with her family in Gowanus, Brooklyn.

Full Package
Childbirth Class Fast-Track

$450.00
3.5 hours at home meetings covering:
  • Stages of labor
  • Signs of labor
  • Laboring positions
  • Pushing positions
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Interventions
  • C-section
  • Birth plan
  • Immediate after birth
Full Package
Childbirth Class Intensive

$1,000.00
Three x 3-hour at home meetings covering:
  • Nutrition
  • Physiology and anatomy of labor and birth
  • Stages of labor
  • Signs of labor
  • Laboring positions
  • Pushing positions
  • Comfort measures
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Interventions
  • C-section
  • Birth plan
  • Immediate after birth
  • Hypnobirthing basics
  • Life with your newborn
  • Postpartum Sanctuary
  • Breastfeeding 101
Not necessarily. But we highly recommend it because information is power. Learning what to expect from your birth process is the key to having a peaceful journey. Our childbirth educators will give you the confidence to interface with your clinical team and make sure that you know all your options at every step. Deeply grounding this practice in evidenced based information and conveying it to their clients in a way that is approachable and relatable.
Yes. And whoever else you choose to invite to presence the birth of your baby.
The most optimal time for a childbirth class is between 20 and 30 weeks. It gives you an opportunity to gain knowledge and clarity about the birth process and choices and a postpartum period. Your preferences for birth and postpartum will become more crystallized throughout the class and it will give you more time to plan for whatever your wishes for birth might be. Nevertheless, if you are already past 30 weeks, taking a class will be always beneficial at any stage before labor starts.