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Julia Knight

Doula Julia Knight

New York, NY Serves families in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island Client covers travel cost of my Lyft to and from Labor.

Birth Fee

$2000 to $3250

Postpartum Rate

$50 to $65

Availability Remarks: All postpartum visits are a minimum of 4 hours a visit. Packages vary based on hours purchased

Birth Fee

$2000 to $3250

Postpartum Rate

$50 to $65


Medicaid and Third Party Insurers

Currently approved to receive payments from the following programs:


Birth Doula Experience

1 years and 21 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

1 years and 24 families served


Birth Doula Certifications

  • International Doula Institute - Certified Birth Doula

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • International Doula Institute - Certified Postpartum Doula

Doula Training

  • International Doula Institute, December 2022
  • Carriage House Birth, June 2023

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 3 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: no smokers

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth


Special Services Offered

  • Aromatherapy
  • Childbirth education services
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Full spectrum doula services
  • Infant massage education
  • Lactation consultant/counselor services
  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Training Documentation

credential


Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I have a BFA in Acting from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. I have a background as an American Council of Education Certified Personal Trainer for 12 years. I trained pregnant women how to safely exercise and do yoga through their pregnancies and beyond. I served on the board of 3.5 Acres Yoga to provide trauma informed yoga for youth and elderly in Harlem. I volunteered to serve LGBTQIA youth at Streetworks project in Harlem.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

Birth Package includes: 2 pre-natal visits ( 2 hours each) to learn and curate birth preferences, support thru active labor til birth and first feed. ( I stay usually about an hour or so, after birth) and one post visit within 2 weeks of birth. ( 1-2 hours) Access to resource library, and text and emails as we prepare for the special day. Full payment due by 34 weeks.

Service Area

New York, NY Serves families in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island Client covers travel cost of my Lyft to and from Labor.

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Client Testimonials for Julia Knight

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Stephanie Beirnbaum

3/5/2024

Provider’s Professionalism:

5/5

Provider’s Compassion & Understanding:

5/5

Provider’s Knowledge:

5/5

Likely to recommend Provider:

Yes

Comments:

Having Julia with me for the postpartum period was truly gamechanging. She introduced me to techniques and supported me through challenges in ways I know I wouldn’t have done on my own. She helped with newborn care for my son from 3 days old to 6 weeks old, helped me get breastfeeding established, made great recommendations for my own recovery from a c-section, helped me get extra much-needed sleep, and provided stability for our family making those important first weeks. She brought loving care, wisdom, humor, and authentic support to every member of our family, including our 7-year old going through the transition to being a big sister. She is truly a bright light and a joy, and I heartily recommend working with her!

 

Nora Graham

3/5/2024

It was very daunting starting a search for a Doula, but when I met with Julia I felt at ease. She felt familiar, like someone I could really talk to about anything in a non-judgmental way. She’s warm, funny and such a positive person that you can’t help but feel excited about your birth!! One of the things that stood out to me was the way she wanted to not only support me, but support my partner. From the very beginning she was actively involved, easy to communicate with and there for whatever I needed.  Even though she had other clients at the same time, I always felt prioritized and she was always very flexible. Our prenatal visits were comforting, fun, informative and just what I needed to feel ready for labor. We went over multiple laboring positions that I could work with my husband on and we felt fully prepped on what happens in early labor and ways to move through it. Most importantly she advocated for us & helped guide us at the hospital when we got there. We were basically given the option to either return home to labor more or become admitted and be induced.  Julia helped us come to a decision- we asked to be admitted to a room for a couple of hours to see how much I would dilate naturally. The PA said yes, I was admitted and Julia and I labored down for the next 5 to 6 hours. She lead me through different positions and we welcomed the contractions together. It was truly a transformative time that I will never forget and I couldn’t have done it without her. While the pain was intense, Julia was with me every step of the way, lifting me up and encouraging me and I went from 2 to almost 6 cm in about 6 hours. Even after I got an epidural she kept me moving in the hospital bed, which was a goal of mine. She was a source of support and someone you could really count on in the hospital. We were very lucky to have a wonderful, magical birth- I wouldn’t have changed a thing and I can’t recommend Julia enough!!

Cathy and Leon Z

12/30/2023

Client Feedback

Provider’s Professionalism:

5/5

Provider’s Compassion & Understanding:

5/5

Provider’s Knowledge:

5/5

Likely to recommend Provider:

Yes

 

Comments:

From the moment Julia joined our family's journey when William was just 5 months old, she has been nothing short of a blessing. Her passion for her work is evident in every interaction, lighting up our experience with her warmth and dedication. Julia's knowledge about baby care is astounding. She has been a treasure trove of information, providing us with invaluable advice and support. Her ability to infuse humor into our sessions not only made the journey enjoyable but also helped ease our anxieties. What truly sets Julia apart is her exceptional communication skills. She is an incredible listener, always attentive to our concerns and questions. Her responses are thoughtful and insightful, making us feel heard and understood. She has been with us every step of the way, offering support, laughter, and a listening ear. Her presence has been a source of comfort and joy for our family. One of Julia's most thoughtful gestures was creating a customized music list for William. It's not just any playlist; it's a collection of soothing melodies and rhythms that seem to magically calm and delight him. This personalized touch demonstrates her commitment to providing care that's tailored to our baby's unique needs.

 

Ice D

9/27/2023

Julia was a true blessing during my birth. She labored with me over 24 hours. She literally brought me snacks, drinks and good vibes. She also knew so many positions to help get my body ready for labor. She advocated for me every step of the way especially when I became loopy. It’s great to have a partner but it’s more important to have doula.

We love Julia she has become apart of our family.

I highly recommend her. She can do it all!! Natural, medicated, at home she does everything. She customizes her approach to fit your need. She always remained very sweet even when I was mean.

Overall she made my birth experience excellent. I'm so thankful and grateful to have by ourside. 

Fatima Mahamadu

8/30/2023

TESTIMONIAL
Julia is a truly outstanding person. I have nothing but praise for her. Since I chose to become a single parent, I was pleasantly surprised by her enthusiasm and support before, during, and after my birth. Her advice and words of support were very beneficial. I sincerely valued her help. Her inspirational remarks gave me a sense of power and helped me get through. The way she treated me made me feel at ease in her presence. She was my friend as well as my doula. She was completely open with her responses and made me feel at ease. I want Julia to stand by my side even for my next birth! She really has this positive vibe that made me very comfortable....and Shes really a funny person, I enjoy her company. 

 

Catherine E.

8/30/2023

Julia attended the birth of my son and it was the most magical experience of my life. She has a very loving and calming presence and was so attentive. Julia cares deeply about the health and well being of both the mother and baby and is focused and knowledgeable. My hope was to have a home birth but after laboring and pushing for too long, I eventually needed to transfer to a hospital. I was disappointed, but Julia stayed with me the entire time and was at my feet, literally, helping with the final pushes that welcomed my sweet Oliver into the world. I was able to deliver naturally and go home fairly quickly. It ended up being a fantastic birth all around! I am so grateful Julia was with me- She is so competent and compassionate and she will always put the needs of your baby and family first. You are in the best hands possible with her and I cannot recommend her as a doula highly enough! - Catherine E.

Gabrielle B

8/27/2023

I am so grateful to have had Julia as my doula! As a first time mom, this is the support I needed to get through a non medicated birth. I had originally planned a home birth, but I needed to go to the hospital for induction. I was extremely nervous to be in the hospital setting, but with her I felt safe. She was a pro at advocating for me and definitely had my back in the delivery room. I highly recommend her if you want to have a great birthing experience!

Birth Availability for Julia Knight

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Postpartum Availability for Julia Knight

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