Birth Fee: $50 to $650
Fee Details: I have 15 years of childbirth experience! The options from my services include a prenatal education package only; The Basic New Life Doula Package and The Advanced New Life Doula Package. Please message me for further details!
Birth Doula Experience: 2 years and 30 births attended
Clients per Month: 4 to 6Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
The Motherhood Collective is a wonderful non-profit organization that serves women in our community. I am currently on their board of directors.
Service Area MapArea of practice: Lynchburg, VA
My husband and I had taken several birth classes, but still felt it was important to have a doula to help meet our wishes for labor and delivery. We’re SO blessed that we met and had Julia as our doula. She is truly outstanding in every way!
In our prenatal sessions, she helped to prepare and educate us both for what we would experience, in every phase of labor. She is VERY knowledgeable in all things birth.
Julia was encouraging and thoughtful during the weeks that we were anxiously anticipating labor day!
In the hospital, she set up a safe and peaceful space in our birth room- we had twinkle lights, birth affirmations, pictures, music, and flowers. All things that we had agreed on and planned in our prenatal sessions.
During our LONG labor, Julia was a constant source of emotional strength and support for both of us (and our family that she graciously met and helped to keep updated!). She encouraged movement when appropriate, used massage, rebozo, visualizations, breathwork, use of water, and essential oils during labor for comfort. Her interactions with the other members of our birth team (midwives, nurses, etc.), were comfortable and professional.
When tough decisions had to be made that were not part of the birth plan, she was an advocate for us and helped us to communicate with the birth team. Julia genuinely shared in our joy and excitement when we finally met our sweet girl!
After delivery, she continued to support us and care for us, including visiting us at home. She talked through our birth story, especially helping me to cope with and accept everything that happened leading up and during delivery, as some of it was a blur!
We cannot recommend Julia enough. We are so thankful she is in our lives! She is everything we had hoped for in a doula, and much, much more.
It’s hard to put into words what a joy and privilege it was to have Julia with us as we journeyed toward welcoming our 4th child, Malachi, into this world. The very first time I met Julia in a coffee shop to talk about birth, I honestly felt like I was sitting with a friend whom I had known for years! She has a gift of making people feel safe, valued and loved. After choosing her as our doula she was in constant contact with us, which was such an unexpected blessing. When Julia came to our home for our prenatal education class, I remember her asking what I wanted and hoped for in the birth of our son. The two words that came to mind were peaceful and healing (as I had just lost my younger brother a few months prior due to suicide). Julia came along side of me and supported my desires 100%. The birth of our son was everything I could have wished for and more. Julia always seemed to be one step ahead in helping to meet my needs during birth, making everything flow along flawlessly. She kept me hydrated, gave suggestions of different positions to labor in and spoke words of affirmation the whole time (and so much more!). When Julia does her job, she is not just a doula, she is a friend. I thank God for placing her in my life for this special time of grieving the loss of a precious brother, while experiencing new life in the gift of my son.
From my husbands perspective:
Having Julia as our doula allowed me to simply be a husband to Jamie during the birth of our son, Malachi. Julia was able to help Jamie in ways that I would not have been able to (i.e. knowing what positions to labor in and when to offer drinks and food). I like how she made the atmosphere really tranquil and peaceful. Because she was familiar with the hospital and midwife, she was a great bridge in making sure we had everything we needed in order for Jamie to have a positive delivery. I was thankful that Julia could be an added support for her.
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