“My sister and her husband recently hired Julie as their Doula for the birth of their first child. I first met her when we arrived at the hospital when my sister went into labor. My sister’s labor process brought some unexpected twists and turns, and I ended up spending over 30 hours with Julie as we both supported my sister through labor.
Julie was awesome to say the least. She was a welcome calming and supportive presence throughout the entire process, not only for my sister and her husband, but also for me as a participant in this whole process! She was professional, caring, knowledgeable, sunny and just a joy to be around. She seriously feels like family after sharing the wonderful experience of the arrival of my niece with her.
With the many unexpected speed bumps in my sisters delivery, Julie remained calm and supportive, listening to my sister and her husband and responding with thoughtful support and advice. She also helped to coach me through the process, letting me know how I could best help and comfort my sister throughout the different stages of her journey.
When the time comes for my husband and I to start a family, we will definitely be putting in a call to Julie. She is truly wonderful!!”
- Rachel K.
“Julie was our doula for the birth of our daughter and I just can’t say enough wonderful things about her! Though she was new to being a doula, we were her 13th birth, her knowledge and confidence was that of someone with many years of experience. We had very much wanted a natural birth but due to issues beyond our control I ended up needing a c-section after 33 hours of labor. Julie’s support throughout this experience helped me to feel that I had truly done all that I could to achieve a natural birth and she knew just what to say to keep me calm and relaxed through a difficult labor and the even more difficult decision to have a c-section. I had several family members besides my husband there during our labor and delivery and Julie worked so well with them as a team, they all loved her as much as we did!”
“Well, it looks as though I will be the first Dad to write a review for Julie. What can I say… When my girlfriend first brought up the idea of hiring a doula I was a little bit hesitant. I had never heard of a doula and was cautious about bringing in someone we didn’t know to share in such a personal experience. Once I met Julie for the first time those bits of hesitance went away. She made us both feel so comfortable with her caring personality as well as her experience and knowledge of Hypnobirthing.
I can’t reiterate enough how much of a LIFE SAVOR Julie was during labor. As a first time dad I would have had no idea what to say or do while she was going through her surges (contractions) even after taking all of the classes etc.. Not to mention that she was able to massage her the right way and in the right places, something I tried to do, but apparently was not very good at.
In short, for the expecting moms and dads out there… I could not imagine us going through labor without Julie there. She knew answers to questions I did not, she was able to massage her in places I was not hitting, she was able to remind her to keep breathing right and most importantly you could tell that Julie really cares about what she is doing.
I should also mention that a few days after the birth, Julie stoped by the house and brought over some pictures she had taken durring labor and post labor. With everything that is going on you don’t even think about taking pictures, but Julie does. She was able to capture memories we otherwise would not have had. She also brought us dinner.
We now consider her to be an extended part of our family and when we are ready to have our next child she will be one of the first people we call. If anyone is on the fence about hiring a doula (specifically Julie) feel free to aks her for my number and I would be happy to go over our experience in more detail.
P.S. – My girlfriend has also used Julie for massages and while I have not gotten one yet I hear they are amazing!”