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Julie Guttmann

Circle of Life Doula Services

Website: http://www.circleoflifedoulaservices.com

Phone: (314) 608-9854

Birth Fee: $1000 to $1300

Birth Doula Experience: 15 years and 1300 births attended

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 4

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? Some Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Healing Touch Practitioner
  • CPR, NRP

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Over 40
  • Single parents
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Birth Pool rental
  • Monitrice services
  • TENS units rental

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Saint Louis, MO
Travel Range: 60 Miles

Client Testimonials for Julie Guttmann

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Kathleen Sanker

 Julie Guttmann was well worth every penny that we spent on her and more. She helped us maintain as much of a steady emotional baseline as possible throughout the labor process. Her expertise allowed even my very capable husband the confident feeling of a support system during the birthing process. She was there for us throughout the pregnancy but also after the birth when there were all sorts of unanticipated questions popping up that we never would have anticipated as we became acclimated to the new life in our home. Her advocacy of our natural birth plan and her assistance in helping us to execute it was critical. She is outstanding at interupting the oftentimes unnecessary cascade of interventions that can be pushed on an overwhelmed mother & father when nurses who are uncomfortable/unfamiiar with natural, uninduced, unmedicated childbirth. I am sure that she would be just as capable of advocating for whatever birth choices one might have desire or need for. We love Julie. We will definately use her again if there is an opportunity. 

Posted 1/13/2013

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Rebecca and Carl Karlen

I thought at first that I did not want to have a doula attend the birth of our second child, but decided to go ahead and find a doula pretty late in the process. Our doula from our first was not available, she recommended Julie. I was nervous, my first birth was a c-section and I was hoping to have a VBAC. We liked Julie’s warm, calm and unobtrusive manner. She really helped me to stay relaxed during the process. Our healthy, beautiful boy was born by VBAC. We were very happy with Julie’s presence and support during the birth, and with her lactation support afterward.

Posted 5/11/2011

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Larissa Forsythe

 Julie's presence was invaluable.  She made a difficult birth into a beautiful birth - and what could have been a frightening experience into a meaningful one.  Julie helped my husband to support me and supported both of us when things didn't go as planned.  Noah is a happy, healthy two year old now and we still look back with great fondness on his birth - which is in no small part because of Julie!  

Posted 4/13/2011

Birth Availability for Julie Guttmann

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