The experience and skills a doula uses to serve and support a laboring woman are a welding link of female solidarity to both past and future.
Throughout history, women have sought out and trained those among them who were best suited in temperament and calm strength to assist them as they bridged the world and brought new life. I am one of those women.
As your doula I will help you learn to trust your body and prepare your mind for the unique experience of childbirth.
A doula is a birth coach, a trained professional who provides all-inclusive support (emotional, physical, informational, and practical), for an expectant, laboring, or postpartum mother. Childbirth education, the support of a doula, and evidence-based maternity care can magnify a woman and enable her to have the safest and most satisfying birth ever available.
Hiring a doula comes with amazing wellness benefits including a shorter labor with less pain. But that’s not all. The American Pregnancy Association states that, “Having a doula as a member of the birth team decreases the overall cesarean rate by 50%, the length of labor by 25%, the use of oxytocin by 40%, and requests for an epidural by 60%. Doulas often use the power of touch and massage to reduce stress and anxiety during labor.”
My doula (Julie) was extremely supportive and was there for me throughout my labor and delivery with twins. She helped me through my labor with ease and I don't think I would have been able to do it without her. Having a doula made it so much better. Essential oils really helped me relax and stay focused and concentrated on labor. Everything was exactly what I imagined it would be! My birth experience was amazing!
Julie was a great coach from the start. Always checking up on me to see how I felt or if I needed anything. She’d remind me to relax with my Braxton Hicks Contractions. The closer I got to deliver I felt I could easily talk to her day or night about how my body was functioning. I went into labor and had an hour to the hospital. I had lots of back labor and she rubbed me the whole way. When we got there the nurse that was checking to see how far along I was was hurting me excruciatingly. She stopped the nurse and found me a new one. Everything went smooth after that. During labor she gave suggestions on what to do next. She was very helpful. I got in the tub and had a popsicle. I had my daughter without an epidural like planned and breathed and relaxed through it all. I highly recommend Julie with her incredible experience and mentor capabilities.
Due to Covid, only one support person was allowed in my delivery room. I labored from 10pm - 6:30am. It was great to have support virtually throughout the night and it allowed my husband to get some sleep. I needed reminding to go to the bathroom. I got up and pretended to be hula hooping. I loved using the peanut ball and adjusting the bed to keep my pelvis lower than my head/torso. I appreciated having a quiet birth without disruptions. Julie helped me to focus on what I wanted.
"I truly appreciate your help and support for Britney today and leading up to this point. The ideas and encouragement you gave really went far for us. I also feel like you helped me a lot by guiding me through helping Britney more. I really felt more involved with helping Britney through this experience today that the other times she delivered." -Britney's Husband
Because I serve multiple families and need to be able to be on-call 24-7 during their expected delivery window,
I accept a maximum of 2-3 families into my schedule per month.
For this reason, I ask that you reserve your time slot in my calendar well in advance so that I can be available to
serve and focus on you during this important time.
For $300 you can reserve your delivery window in my schedule, claim your intro benefits and consultation as part of my deluxe package, and continue
confidently on your journey through a healthy and fulfilling pregnancy and delivery. An additional $300 is requested by 36 weeks.
Discounts are available for disadvantaged families, military families, or adoptions.
Julie offers Birth Doula Services virtually and to families in North and South Carolina including:
Charlotte, Waxhaw, Ballantyne, Monroe, Matthews, Weddington, Indian Land, Rock Hill, Fort Mill, Lancaster, Kershaw, Camden, Blythwood, etc.