Testimonial for Julie Garin

Julie was the doula for my birth in May of 2022. Her guidance and the resources she provided were invaluable to my experience, which was extremely positive. 

In the weeks leading up to my due date, Julie provided me with all sorts of helpful information. I am very much a "what studies prove it" kind of person when it comes to suggestions. Julie respected this and whenever she would make a reccomendation or answer my questions, she would often provide the relevant research and science-based explanations. She met with me multiple times to prepare me for the challenge of breastfeeding and to ensure my birth plan contained all the decisions and directions that a 'dream birth' would entail for me. She explained the different options available to me ranging from birthing positions to post-birth medicines available to baby, and was prepared to act as my advocate in the delivery room should I need it. 

When the day finally came, I began labor in the morning on a Sunday. My husband and I went to the hospital around 9am and Julie immediately met us there. She was by my side throughout labor and delivery around 1:15pm. I ended up delivering vaginally without medication, though she was supportive of any path I wanted to take.  She was encouraging, worked well with the midwives and nurses, and was able to answer questions from my husband. Afterwards, she stayed to make sure I was ready for my first night in the hospital and the physical recovery that I was to embark on. 

In the weeks after the birth, Julie was readily available for the many questions and few concerns I threw her way. She never imposed any of her own opinions or beliefs, and instead validated mine and my husband's. 

I highly recommend Julie as a Doula. She provides insight and guidance that is customized to your personality and needs and helps you through your birth experience in a way beyond what doctors or midwives can offer. 

-Merr

August 31, 2022

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Julie Garin

Laguna Family Doulas

Birth Fee: $2000 to $2500

Postpartum Rate: $50

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Birth Fee: $2000 to $2500

Postpartum Rate: $50

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