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Julia D'Agostino

Phone: 804-721-3022

Birth Fee: $600 to $900

Postpartum Rate: $25

Fee Details: sliding scale available based on financial need, trade-of-services option, 1 "donated" birth per year

Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 1 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 1 years and 0 families served

Doula Training

  • DONA International, April 2018
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 0 to 2 births and 0 to 2 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: No pets, no smokers
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Intensive Birth Doula Training, DONA Approved, Academy of Certified Birth Educators; Certified Childbirth Educator, Academy of Certified Birth Educators

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Breastfeed {Naturally} Certified Breastfeeding Advocate
  • Breastfeed {Naturally} Certified Breastfeeding Educator
  • Breastfeed {Naturally} Certified Professional Breastfeeding Counselor
  • Certified Breastfeeding Counselor
  • Certified Breastfeeding Counselor, Lamaze International; Certified Lactation Educator, Lamaze International

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Certified Oh Baby! Fitness Instructor
  • DONA International Certified Doula Candidate; Certifed Doula Training, American Academy of Birth Educators; American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Adult, Child & Infant; American Council on Exercise, Certified Personal Trainer Specialist Certification in Youth, Women, Pre-Natal and Post-Natal Fitness; Les-Mills Certiied Body Flow Instructor; BFA, Virginia Commonwealth University; MFA, Art Center College of Design, CA

College Education

  • BA/BS
  • MA/MS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Adoption
  • Domestic Violence
  • Home Birth
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Single parents
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Teens
  • Vaginal breech birth
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Parenting consulting
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Tandem Nursing Support, Support and Advocacy for Breastfeeding Mothers and their Children involved in Custody Disputes, Trauma Informed Support, Private and Small Group Childbirth Education by Appointment

Languages spoken: English

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Chester, VA
Travel Range: 30 Miles

Client Testimonials for Julia D'Agostino

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Aysha Washington

Julia was my birth doula with my third child. She was absolutely amazing. I cannot say enough good things about her. I had quite a few issues and complications with this pregnancy, which was very stressful and shocking because of my previous experiences. She came in with a very calm, relaxing, and loving demeanor. She was always sure that she was understanding exactly what I wanted and needed. She helped tremendously with comforting measures and reassured me constantly that was I doing great. Julia also was very helpful in showing my husband how he could best support me which was huge for me because my mother couldn't be there for this birth. She offered to take pictures throughout my labor and as I'm looking at them now, am blown away by some of the things that I forgot that I was going through. She also came back to the hospital after baby was born and took more pictures with us which was so amazing and kind of her to offer. Julia was an amazing asset to our birth experience and I am so thankful we had her with us. 

Posted 8/12/2018

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amy washington

Julia was my daughters Doula for her third baby.   Julia was amazing!  She has a soft calm presence that was comforting to all of us.  She was very knowledgeable and was very effective in introducing comfort measures and encouraging my son in law to be active in helping as well.  Her calm and loving presence was incredibly valuable !  We would not hesitate to recommend her and will definitely call her when more grand babies  are in our future 

Posted 8/12/2018

Birth Availability for Julia D'Agostino

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Postpartum Availability for Julia D'Agostino

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