About Ibu Doula

Photos by Devynn Leanne Photography

Photos by Devynn Leanne Photography



Adilah Yelton is a mother of three beautiful children, and a wife to a beloved husband. Born in Saudi Arabia, Adilah moved across the world as an oil industry baby, living in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Scotland, Texas and New York. She is proud to call herself a Houstonian, living most of her life in this diverse city and went to college for a BFA in Ceramics at University of North Texas.

Her interests in becoming a doula developed shortly after the birth of her first daughter in 2015 in NYC. Having a doula present at her own birth demonstrated the importance as well as the benefits of emotional support and assistance throughout labor. Adilah's goal in being a doula is to help educate, offer support and comfort during your pregnancy along with labor, to ultimately provide a positive experience.

Ibu Doula joined the Marley and Moo Maternity Team in January 2018 offering birth doula services and childbirth education classes. In the summer of 2019 she launched her Malay traditional postpartum care and service kit for mothers. The word “ibu” mean mother in bahasa, Adilah is a doula to all mothers.

“Every birth is different and special, I hope to be apart of your journey to help make it a memorable one.” -Adilah Yelton

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Doula Education

Adilah completed her birth doula training in NYC with Doulas Of North America (DONA) and apprenticed under the Nicole Deelah in Houston TX

  • DONA Birth Doula Certified

  • Child Birth Education Certificate 

  • 101 Lactation Certificate 

  • Placenta Anatomy Certificate

  • The Perinatal Mental Health Certificate

  • DONA TENS Unit Certified

  • Traditional Postpartum Practices Certified