As a postpartum doula I nurture, nourish, and care for your family, and educate and inform by offering knowledge and insights from my degree in Child Psychology and seven years of experience caring for babies and toddlers.
My Postpartum Doula services can be booked directly through me or through Carriage House Birth. My rate is sliding scale between $35-$50 per hour and includes:
~ Cooking nourishing, healthy meals (including meat, vegetarian, vegan, or gluten free) that can be prepared at your home or delivered
~ Postpartum recovery and healing after childbirth through preparing herbal sitz baths, herbal teas, traditional belly binding/wrapping, pelvic floor exercises, foot reflexology, and more. I have experience helping mothers post-C-section.
~ Helping you become confident and at ease caring for and soothing your newborn baby by teaching you how to understand baby’s hunger, sleep, and discomfort cues, and how to calm crying
~ Providing information & resources that empower you to make informed choices as a new parent on topics such as infant sleep, breastfeeding, formula feeding, pumping and going back to work
~ Recommending beautiful, natural baby products such as slings and carriers, co-sleeper cribs, breast pumps, bottles, clothing, and toys
“Julia is a great postpartum doula. My husband and I didn’t know anything about taking care of a newborn. I contacted Julia before the birth of my daughter and she offered up a ton of advice and gave us great recommendations on baby care products (carriers, pumps, bottle types). Once our baby arrived, Julia made herself very available (in house, texting, emailing). I texted her a few times at night and she got back to me within the hour. She coached me on the best way to co sleep, helped me with pumping and answered multiple questions regarding sleep habits and breastfeeding. She is very patient and nurturing. She is full of knowledge and will provide you with many options without pressuring any one of them. Julia is awesome and I highly recommend her because she’s very knowledgeable in what she does and is a great support to have.” – Shayna, mom