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
Postpartum Doula Essential Package

$1,500.00
  • 5 in-person support sessions at your home (3 to 4 hours/session) within the first 2 weeks of baby’s birth
  • Sessions set to the schedule that works best for you
  • 1 hour prenatal visit to connect before baby arrives (if package is purchased before birth)
  • Postpartum Sanctuary planning
  • Sessions tailored to your needs are focused on:
  • Knowledgeable Breastfeeding Support
  • Newborn Care and Education
  • Maternal Postnatal Care as they recover from vaginal birth or cesarean birth
  • Nourishing Meal Preparation
  • Light Housekeeping and Errands
  • Sibling Care
  • Bathing, diapering, and umbilical cord care
  • Soothing and Swaddling Techniques
  • Assistance in understanding and reading your baby’s cues for feeding and sleeping
  • Baby Wearing
  • Processing the birth experience
  • Resources and referrals
Full Package
Postpartum Doula Plus Package

$3,000.00
  • 10 in-person support sessions at your home (3 to 4 hours/session) within the first 6 weeks of baby’s birth
  • Sessions set to the schedule that works best for you
  • 1 hour prenatal visit to connect before baby arrives (if package is purchased before birth)
  • Postpartum Sanctuary planning
  • Sessions tailored to your needs are focused on:
  • Knowledgeable Breastfeeding Support
  • Newborn Care and Education
  • Maternal Postnatal Care as they recover from vaginal birth or cesarean birth
  • Nourishing Meal Preparation
  • Light Housekeeping and Errands
  • Sibling Care
  • Bathing, diapering, and umbilical cord care
  • Soothing and Swaddling Techniques
  • Assistance in understanding and reading your baby’s cues for feeding and sleeping
  • Baby Wearing
  • Processing the birth experience
  • Resources and referrals
Full Package
Welcome Home Package

$1,750.00
  • Meet your postpartum doula the first day at home to settle you in
  • Choice of:
  • First night overnight doula + 2 in-person support sessions at your home
  • OR 4 in-person support sessions at your home (2.5 to 4 hours/session) within the first 2 weeks
  • Sessions set to the schedule that works best for you
  • 1 hour prenatal visit to connect before baby arrives (if package is purchased before birth)
  • Postpartum Sanctuary planning
  • Sessions tailored to your needs are focused on:
  • Knowledgeable Breastfeeding Support
  • Newborn Care and Education
  • Maternal Postnatal Care as they recover from vaginal birth or cesarean birth
  • Nourishing Meal Preparation
  • Light Housekeeping and Errands
  • Sibling Care
  • Bathing, diapering, and umbilical cord care
  • Soothing and Swaddling Techniques
  • Assistance in understanding and reading your baby’s cues for feeding and sleeping
  • Baby Wearing
  • Processing the birth experience
  • Resources and referrals
Postpartum care should not be overlooked in your preparations for this momentous time in your life. Taking over for your birth doula after delivery, your postpartum doula will guide and support you through the complex transition of the “4th trimester.” Many traditions from around the world honor some version of a “moon to moon,” or the 30 days of rest and recovery, that follows a woman’s pregnancy, giving her time to heal and bond with her newborn child. Your Postpartum Doula is there to help you create a safe space or “postpartum sanctuary.” They emphasize the importance of self-care, taking time for yourself and creating a peaceful atmosphere for your entire family. Your Postpartum Doula will help you consider your dietary options, consult about lifestyle considerations and provide support for early breastfeeding challenges.
Anytime. But you can certainly choose to interview a few of them before giving birth. Keep in mind that after the baby is born your focus will be on your newborn. Having your Postpartum Doula chosen beforehand can minimize the stress when you need help the most. Some Birthing Doulas also offer Postpartum Doula services.
Yes. You can have both if you like. Some parents prefer to enjoy the support of a Doula during and after birth, where others prefer to have one of the other. You will know what is best for you and your family.
Every new parents would benefit from a postpartum doula. It's a non-judgemental support for the whole family. They provide education through options, they never judge your choices, they nurture and care, they help you trouble shoot the challenges that appear in those early days of parenting. Postpartum doulas are like the most loving and caring companions in that postnatal period without any agenda for you family.