Testimonial for Julia Larson

Julia was our doula for the birth of our second child. I knew that I had a lot of trauma to work through from my first birth. From our first conversation, Julia made me feel joyful and hopeful about my second pregnancy and birth. She listened to everything my partner and I had to say about our first birth, she read everything we wrote from our first birth journey, and had us write birth visions for our second birth. What really impressed me was that she remembered important parts of our experiences and brought them up at relevant times. We both felt she genuinely cared about us, which felt rare in medical settings where I usually feel like just another patient out of thousands. She and my partner gently helped me turn from a fear of repeating the past towards looking ahead with hope and belief that our second birth could be a positive and transformative experience, and it was.

Our baby was born 17 minutes after we arrived at the hospital - so fast Julia had to meet us at the hospital. Was hiring a doula worth it, if we were only together for 17 minutes before baby arrived? Absolutely, 100% yes. I believe all of the preparation we had done together significantly reduced my fear and anxiety, and helped put me in a frame of mind that allowed everything to go more smoothly during birth. And she stayed with us for hours afterwards, recounting precious moments from the birth, and taking care of all three of us. She helped position my baby in my arms more comfortably. She gave us food. Once when I was shaking from cold and adrenaline, she wrapped a warm blanket around me and rubbed my feet. She was like a fairy godmother and knew how to make everything more comfortable and happier without even being asked. Julia's postpartum care was excellent - massage, photos, birth story, care package. She made me feel valued as a human. We recommend Julia without reservations. Anyone would be very fortunate to have her as their doula. 

-Eva Uribe

November 09, 2022

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Julia Larson

Urban Flora Doula Care

Birth Fee: $2400 to $3000

Postpartum Rate: $50 to $60

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Updated 4/15/2024

Birth Fee: $2400 to $3000

Postpartum Rate: $50 to $60

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