About Earth Birth & Breastfeeding LLC
Welcome! My name is Jane Yaakni Hopaki. I am a Chickasha mother of two born-at-home children, Traditional Birthkeeper, Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC), and Certified Placenta Preparation Specialist living in Rochester, Minnesota. I've spent the last 5 years studying pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding while mothering full-time. I am passionately family-centered and a proponent of physiological birth. I offer Mentoring, Birth, Postpartum, Breastfeeding, Placenta, and Birth Pool Rental Services within a 1.5-hour radius of Rochester, MN.
"Yaakni Hopaki" is Chickashanompa, the native Chickasha language, for "Ancient Earth," as in the ground beneath our feet. I view birth, breastfeeding, and mothering as an ancient tradition grounded in our connection to nature and in tune with our primal instincts and intuitions.
Women Give Birth. Our bodies and our babies are meant to do this work. I view birth as a normal part of life, and I view intervention into birth physiology as carrying inherent risks, which should be weighed with great reverence. I support a mother's choice to give birth anywhere and with anyone she feels drawn to, as she is the most qualified person to make these decisions. I believe in the wisdom, connection, and collaboration of the mother-baby unit. Additionally, I have a special passion for serving first-time mothers and see immense value in ensuring that all members of a family are comfortable and supported throughout the heroic journey of birth, including the sacred postpartum time.
More About Me:
I am currently assisting a local midwife in her Traditional Homebirth Practice serving Charles City, Decorah, La Crosse, Rochester, Winona, and surrounding areas.
I am a Neonatal Resuscitation Program provider with the American Academy of Pediatrics, and I have experience and extensive training in low-tech, out-of-hospital newborn resuscitations.
I am certified with the American Red Cross in Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR and Bloodborne Pathogens and a Certified Food Safety Manager with the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals.
I plan to begin a Breastfeeding USA chapter in Rochester, MN in 2020 and sit for the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant's exam in 2024.
I am completing the Portfolio Evaluation Process with the National Association of Registered Midwives to obtain my Certified Professional Midwife credential, and I plan to begin Midwives College of Utah's Bachelor of Midwifery Science distance program in 2020.
To review my birth resume in its entirety, please click here .