About Takayo Wakayama


Takayo is mother of 2, Japanese/English bilingal birth doula, lactation educator.

I've been living in US over 25 years now.


I've been holding a space and supporting mothers and their families for over 20 years in US and Japan.

I acknowledge that birthing process is healing and transforming journey from within. That birthing healing energy moves birthing woman, her family same time anyone who attended and supported.

I know each birth is an amazing and so unique.

I've learned about physiological birth that the most respect knowledge for human body, and the relationship with baby in the womb. 


Takayo is Community suppoirter.

I've advocated Japanese community and families for 15 years. Also I've connected and been volunteer with local breastfeeding support group for 14 years now.


License/ Certified

1994  Certified Maternity Exercise Coordinator 

          by Japanese Maternitybics Association

1998  Moved to San Diego CA

2008  Licensed Massage Therapist

2010  DONA International Doula training completed

2022  UCSD Extention Lactation Education Counselor course completed

2023  DONA Internatinal Certified Birth Doula
















DONA International Certified Birth Doula

Spinning Babies organizer in Japan

Lactation Educator 

CPR Certified