Yvette’s upbringing and lived experiences have informed her identities and reflects those of the communities she works with. Her journey to discovering her passion for supporting pregnant people and new families began with her own birthing experience as well as being born to a teen mother in the 60’s. Since her teenage years, Yvette has supported family and friends during their birthing years and subsequently became a Birth Doula and Doula Trainer. When she became a mother, she understood the magnitude and value of having culturally appropriate and reflective resources, support, care and respect means to the pregnant person’s well-being, especially mentally and socially, during the postpartum period.
Yvette believes our lives are ever-evolving and that our bodies are strong, capable and smart. Pregnancy impacts and transforms how we see ourselves and move throughout our daily life: as a person, in our relationships with others, or simply caring for a new life. She innately feels that creating a safe space to explore thoughts and feelings is crucial in fostering the relationship you have with yourself. Yvette is honored to work with and support people in their maternal and postpartum journey.
Outside of Quilted Health, Yvette is proud to be involved in organizations that are close to her heart and share in her values of fighting racism, oppression and birth trauma while bringing about reproductive justice and birth equity and equality for all.
Bachelor of Art in Social Services
University of Washington,
Master of Social Work with a focus on Maternal and Child Health
Additional Clinical Interests
Black Maternal Health, Mental Healthcare