Byanca Franco

Apapachar comes from the Nahuatl "Apapachoa" meaning "To caress with the soul"

Apapachar proviene del Nauhuatl "Aapachoa" significa "Acariciar con el alma"

Traditional Birth Worker


Placenta Encapsulator

Childbirth Educator

About Me

Byanca Franco founded Apapachar Wombyn Services to empower and support expecting momma's as a doula , through traditional birthing tools and techniques from  Mexico.

Byanca has an extensive background in medical support spanning thirteen years. She knows the ins and outs of medical protocols and is able to advocate for her clients for both hospital and home births.

Based out of San Jose, California , her specialties include being both a labor and post partum doula, child birth educator,traditional birthing techniques , sobadas, belly binding, bone closing , placenta encapsulation and patient advocacy.


​As a Momma to her own Angel Baby ,Brielle Faith, Byanca dedicates her work with love all the love in her heart and for the most optimal outcomes for momma and baby. 

Whenever and however you give birth, your experience will impact your emotions, your mind, your body and your spirit for the rest of your life.

Ina May

Nina Banday

Byanca is an incredible doula! There are not many experiences that can compare to the birth of child. As I prepared for the big day, I knew that I had to have the best of the best by my side - and there was Byanca. 


I have known Byanca personally for a few years, and have always been touched by her knowledge, her desire to empower women and her strong grounding presence. Byanca helped deliver another one of our friend's baby via home birth, and I knew the moment I got pregnant - I wanted Byanca to be apart of my birthing experience. 


Not to spoil the ending - put my birth was perfect! My water broke on a Friday, and the process began. Byanca came to my home with my other fabulous doula Liz and supported me in whatever I needed. I didn't give birth until Saturday at 8:16 pm - so it was a pretty long stretch of time. I didn't need Byanca the whole time, as I wanted to have some space for myself (I needed to get into a meditate.

I was greatly empowered before and during birth, thanks to Byanca  who showed me that there are occasions although everyone says it is not common as long as one is well informed we can make our birth one of the greatest experiences in our life.  I wish that more women or all of them will live the birth as a  great experience because it is our right. Thanks for helping me alot it was  a pleasure to meet and have  a doula like Byanca by my side.

Susana Heredia


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