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Danielle

Our experience with Julie was amazing! We loved her from the very first meeting. She provided so much amazing and up to date information without being pushy. She helped us decide what was best for us and what we wanted out of our birth experience. The day of the birth she was so calming and centering. She walked with us, helped me get centered, gave so many helpful suggestions and amazing support! Having her was hands down the best choice we made for our birth. After the delivery she stayed to make sure I was comfortable and helped me with latching my baby. Her postpartum visits were so helpful. I feel like my husband and I didn’t know anything. She answered all of my silly questions and empowered us. I also had her encapsulate my placenta which I feel was incredibly helpful in my recovery. If we decide to have another baby she will be my first call. 

Posted 5/28/2019

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Aliza Mann

Julie was an amazing doula from start to finish! When we first met with her, she was warm and attentive. She has a great active listening style that makes you feel heard and safe. I felt she answered all of my questions with patience and a caring attitude. She really didn’t leave any stone unturned. She gave us a beautiful visual birth plan, and showed my husband some amazing exercises he could do to help take the pressure off and help me get ready for labor. During labor, Julie came right over when I called. She was hands-on the entire time, using pressure on my back and helping to shift the baby so that I could begin more active labor since I’d been in early labor an entire day. She talked me through contractions, helped focus my breathing, and was incredibly nurturing. She was with me every step of the way, and wasn’t daunted by anything that happened, even when I tried to pull her arm out of her socket as I begged for an epidural. And even though I did get an epidural in the end, she was so encouraging and warm, and I felt zero judgment for changing my birth plan. After labor, Julie gave lots of breastfeeding tips and was so attentive again in our post-birth visits. She really felt like a friend through the whole process, and I can’t recommend her professional, warm, and amazing servies enough. Julie is a wonderful doula and any expecting mom woild be lucky to have her through labor and beyond!

Posted 2/11/2019

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Kirtana Kalavapudi

Julie was an amazing doula!  From our first meeting, I felt so comfortable with her because of her calm demeanor and friendly personality.  Her expertise and knowledge of pregnancy, labor and delivery, postpartum recovery, and breastfeeding was so beneficial to my husband and I, who are first-time parents.  She made sure that I was always asking the right questions during my pre-natal visits, which made me feel like strong and prepared.  in preparing my birth preferences chart, she explained each topic thoroughly and patiently answered all of our question.  Having her in my labor and delivery room was SO beneficial because she provided tremendous emotional and physical support, held space for both me and my husband while we navigated all of the stages of labor and delivery, and helped us make the right decisions to ensure that my baby and I were healthy.  Julie showed me all of the tools necessary for having an unmedicated, natural birth.  I will be eternally grateful for Julie!  

Posted 2/9/2019

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Emily Thomas

My husband and I had the pleasure of having Julie with us during our pregancy and the birth of our son.  Throughout my pregancy she was there to answer questions, lend an ear, offer suggestions and support.  Though my pregnancy was smooth, my journey into labor and welcoming our son was not as we had planned it to be.  Given this, I was very anxious and overwhelmed but Julie was a strong and steady constant.  She helped to keep us calm and collected.  Along with providing us with the physical support of a doula, Julie was emotionally available and aware of all my needs during labor.  She respected our decisions and wanted to help us achieve the birth we wanted.  She also had a deep understanding of wanting to help fullfill my husbands desire to be involved in the birth in everyway possible as well, which was very inportant to us.

Having her with us was truly a benefit to all of us!  Julie is a warm and open person with a huge heart and passion for her job.  Her support was unwaivering and we are so grateful to have had her as our doula.

Posted 10/11/2017

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Robin Arnold

Julie was my postpartum doula after the birth of my second child and I couldn't have gotten through the first few months without her! She first started working with me when my son was just 2 weeks old. I was recovering from a c-section, my husband was going back to work, and I was not quite far along enough in my physical recovery to take care of my infant on my own for a full day. She was so helpful from the very beginning! She was the perfect mix of "take charge" and "respecting my needs." She helped with a range of tasks from laundry, dishes, meal preparation, grocery shopping, and infant care. I also struggled with postpartum anxiety, and she was a huge resource in helping me through the initial rough patch. Her depth of knowledge and experience on postpartum issues and infant care was invaluable. I felt extremely safe with both myself and my infant in her care. She also provided overnight doula care which was invaluable, as sleep is such an instrumental part of recovery. In all she worked with us for 10 weeks and it was so hard to say goodbye - we still keep in touch. I'm so grateful to her for being there for me and my family in our time of need, and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for any type of service she can provide. She is the best!

Posted 9/20/2017

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Mary Horne

I am so thankful that I met Julie at the beginning of my pregnancy and was able to have her by my side for the birth of my daughter.  I honestly could not have made it through without her physical and emotional support.  She answered my million questions throughout pregnancy and gave me confidence along the way.  She is an absolute wealth of knowledge.  My husband and I even joke that we would love to have her as our life coach.  She's simply amazing.  My goal was to have a natural birth with my daughter.  As soon as the contractions started to speed up, Julie was on her way to our house.  Unfortunately contractions slowed down and my labor stalled.  Julie continued to stay with me and try different techniques and excercises to move labor along.  She even slept over at our house that night and continued to check on me.  She is a true angel and always knew the right thing to say and advice to give.  When a contraction started, she knew exactly how to apply pressure to a certain area to try and help with the pain.  At the hospital it was such a relief have an advocate there by my side when the nurses and midwife would ask how I wanted to proceed.  She even picked up my phone, without saying a word, and captured a video right after the birth that I will cherish forever.  She was our angel during this whole labor and will remain a friend of ours.  We love Julie and hope to use her services again in the near future. 

Posted 9/12/2016

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Tina Casto

My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Julie for the birth of our son. Utilizing a Doula was a new experience for us but we are very glad we hired Julie. She met with us prior to the birth to educate us on the birth process and to find out what type of birth experience we wanted. On the morning of the birth, she met us at the hospital at 3 AM and she delivered on everything promised for the delivery. The delivery was quicker than expected but it was great to have Julie there for physical and emotional support. We also chose to utilize Julie's placenta encapsulation and tincture services and I am very glad we did. After the birth, Julie continued to provide support on breast-feeding and overall newborn care. We would highly recommend her.

Posted 4/3/2016

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Danielle Barrass

Julie is a amazing doula. I am happy to say that my family and I were able to meet our birth goals for our baby girl --it's all because of Julie.

For our first birth experience (for our son) we hired a doula. This experience went poorly, because our doula was ill educated and did not take our wishes and goals into account.

Julie has restored our faith in doulas. She listened to our desires for a natural child birth and took time to understand the position challenges (boy was OP) we had with our son.

Because of her vast background in natural birth she walked through a regimen to help baby positioning that consisted of daily exercises and techniques to stretch overworked muscles.

She also took the time to visit our hospital and went out of her way to provide some alternative birthing centers that were within our insurance.

My labor time was significantly reduced from multiple days to only 5-6 hours of hard labor.

She was very attentive during labor at the hospital and did many things for me and my husband. Specifically, she coached me through multiple techniques to progress, reassured my husband on progress so he had enough emotional energy for me and advised us through our options with a rigid hospital doctor.

Her support continued post delivery to include nursing consultation and recommendations on placenta encapsulation.

To close, we are so happy to have Julie as apart of lives for the birth of our daughter.
She has given us something that we can never pay her back for...a healthy baby via a natural delivery.

 

Posted 10/13/2015

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Sukhneet Kaur


Julie went above and beyond my expectations! I was actually very sad when this was over. She is such a warm and compassionate person. I felt very comfortable with her! I think she’s a great Doula and she definitely has the personality for this profession. You can tell she’s very passionate about what she does, which is the reason she made my experience so wonderful.

Posted 10/1/2015

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