$35 to $45
1 years and 4 births attended
1 years and 4 families served
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 0 to 3 births and 0 to 3 postpartum families
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Birthways- Volunteer Doula Shiprah Circle- Student Doula Roots of Labor- Santa Rita Jail Volunteer Doula
I offer a sliding scale for both birth and postpartum doula care. Please contact me if you'd like to discuss this option! For low-income clients, we can come up with an amount that feels right for you. We will sign a contract together once we establish our partnership. Birth doula fee's include 3 prenatal meetings, companionship through entire labor & 2 postpartum sessions. I will also be on call to answer any questions for you as soon as we agree to work together. My postpartum hourly rate is for day time care, for at least 4 hours each shift. We will schedule our sessions during our consultation.
Oakland, CA Service range 40 miles
We worked with Julia for the birth of our second son and I couldn't recommend her more. For the birth of our first son we took a childbirth class at Loving Arms (highly recommend) and were incredibly prepared with the knowledge we felt we needed for the birth. For the second - as is the theme with this kid vs the first - we hadn't prepared much. When we started working with Julia in the final month, she gave us a crash course in childbirth and quickly brought us back up to speed. She was really open to diving in deeper or skipping things, tailoring the education part of our work with her to our needs. Our education refreshed, my husband and I felt empowered with the knowledge and tools we needed to cultivate the birth we were hoping for. Further, we felt extra confident and prepared knowing Julia would be on our team through the birth. During the birth she was a huge support. I really wanted my husband to continue to be my primary birth partner, but wanted the extra support from Julia depending on what came up, how things were going, and how long things went on. Julia was the perfect mix of advocate, body worker, and friend, dipping in and fading into the background as needed but always there how we needed her. She was incredibly attentive, caring, and met us exactly where we wanted her. I highly recommend working with Julia!
My experience with Julia as my personal doula has been wonderful! She is everything I could of asked for! Becoming a new mom is hard especially when your trying to go all natural with birth and all. Julia always provided me with the best info about birthing techniques breastfeeding and natural remedies etc. her hands on comfort during my labor was the best she decorated my room added some lights massaging techniques and lavender scents to cal m me down I felt wonderful and so relaxed if I had to choose again it would be her she's the pick! Thank you soooo much bless.
My partner and I were so happy to have had Julia with us during my labor (and as a great resource during pregnancy as well). She put us at ease and remained calm through it all. She provided three comphrensive prenatal sessions in which we went over all things birth related and had the chance to talk about anything that was on our minds. I went into labor before 40 weeks and Julia was there on a moments notice to guide me through labor. I was able to have a beautiful, basically intervention-less birth in part because of Julia's support. She will make your labor a lot smoother and will support you however you need support at that time. We highly recommend Julia if you are looking for support before, during and after your birth.
We started working with Julia four months into my pregnancy with our first child. She was very generous with her time and met with us multiple times before our baby arrived. During our meetings, Julia shared valuable information about pregnancy and the birth process. She spent time connecting with us and getting to know our feelings--that wonderful mix of excitement and apprehension--about this momentous time in our lives. Her non-judgemental approach and calm demeanor provided us the space and reassurance to feel confident in our unique journey. Between meetings, Julia checked in with us and provided helpful resources based on our conversations and questions. As our due date approached she provided hands-on practice for pain management and introduced us to her back-up doula, which was reassuring in the event that she could not attend. As my labor began a few days earlier than expected, Julia reminded us of the strategies we practiced for early labor and joined us to travel to the hospital together. She helped support both my husband and me throughout the labor and delivery--she reminded us of our preferences, helped us navigate the hospital experience, provided hands-on pain management, coached us through contractions, and stayed by our side through the post-delivery process. Julia continued to check in with us in the subsequent weeks and was a huge help with encouragement and resources for the postpartum journey, which we felt less prepared for than pregnancy and birth. She visited with us a few times to reflect on the birth experience and provide support in our new role as parents. Julia was a steadfast source of calm and focus. She stayed connected with us and helped problem solve throughout labor and delivery. Julia is a natural and we feel so fortunate to have had her on our team. We recommend her without reservation to anyone looking for a positive, dedicated, knowledgeable doula.
= Available. Calendar last updated: 03-22-2020
= Available. Calendar last updated: 03-22-2020