About Earth Birth & Breastfeeding LLC
Welcome! My name is Jane Yaakni Hopaki. I am a Chickasha mother of three children, Traditional Birthkeeper, Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC), and Certified Placenta Preparation Specialist living in Rochester, Minnesota. I've spent the last 6 years studying pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding while mothering full-time. I am passionately family-centered and a proponent of physiological birth. As the owner and founder of Earth Birth & Breastfeeding LLC, I offer a variety of supportive professional 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. Birth is 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 and family units.
I have a special passion for serving first-time mothers and out-of-hospital birthers, and I see immense value in ensuring that all members of a family are comfortable and supported throughout the heroic journey of birth, which includes the sacred postpartum time.
More About Me:
I spent a year completing a Traditional Homebirth Midwifery mentorship serving Rochester, Winona, Harmony, Charles City, Decorah, La Crosse 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 in Basic Life Support, Bloodborne Pathogens and Food Safety Management.
I am currently completing the Portfolio Evaluation Process with the National Association of Registered Midwives to obtain my Certified Professional Midwife credential, and I will complete Southwest Wisconsin Tech's Midwifery Program 2021-2022.
I plan to begin a Breastfeeding USA chapter in Rochester, MN in 2021 and sit for the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant's exam in 2024.
To review my birth resume in its entirety, please click here .
Holistic Postpartum Support
Homebirth & Freebirth Mentoring
Waterbirth Supply Rental
Pregnancy Release & Loss Support
Certified Lactation Counseling
Latch & Oral Assessments
Breast Pump Support