2 years and 20 births attended
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 1 to 3
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Volunteer with Community of Hope Doula Program
Oakton, VA Service range 30 miles will take clients in the Shenandoah Valley area
I'm a FTM and Julia was my doula. She was amazing! We live out in Maryland I was initially expected to give birth near Christmas time and Julia made herself available to us. She responding to any emails and text in a timely manner. Prior to my delivery, she came to our home and was both professional and personable. She offered great, informative advice and helped us prepare as much as possible for labor. We went over both best case and worst case scenarios and she introduced us to some really useful laboring techniques. My delivery didn't go as planned (I went in for induction, which turned into a c-section), and Julia was there every step of the way! Julia not only offered kind words, but also went over options with me and and my husband. It was great to have someone else to talk to about these things, especially since I was so very anxious about what would happen. And after my deliery, Julia kept the same energy and line of communication open. When we had our final home visit, she offered some great breastfeeding tips which gave me a boost of confidence. Overall I'm very glad I had Julia there with me and my husband to provide the comfort we needed at such a crazy time. I highly, highly recommend her!
I hired Julia as my Doula for my first ever pregnancy. She was committed to guiding me through the process with support and understanding. She was extremely attentive to my desires and helped me come up with the birth plan worked for me. Ultimately my delivery did not go as planned, but it was just as important to have her present for the unexpected. She helper my partner and I through one of the most stressful and exhilarating moments of our lives and we are forever grateful for her support. Anyone looking for a mindful Doula with lots of energy— would be lucky to have Julio along side them.
Julia is an incredibly sweet and wonderful woman. When I first met with her I knew I wanted a doula but had no idea what I was looking for. She walked me through exactly how she would and could help me and even encouraged me to speak with other doulas, so I never felt pushed for me to pick her. When I met her I knew right away I wanted her to help me bring my little one into the world. The next time we met she came to my home to meet my husband and answered all of our questions. He and I did not go to any birthing classes so she gave us a bunch of information and helpful tips for my husband to assist me through contractions. When I went into labor she met me at the birthing center and for me was a godsend. While my sister and husband tried their best I just didn't get much comfort from them. Julia was able to step in and suggest different things until we found what helped me most. She was the greatest choice I could have made!
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