Sometimes new moms wonder what labor will be like. This is totally normal, regardless of how many children a woman has carried, because deep down each mother knows in her mind, heart and body that
every child—and therefore every birth experience—is unique.
Wise moms learn to trust their body and at the same time they prepare their own minds and those they choose to accompany them on their birth journey.
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.
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.
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.
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 $250 you can reserve your delivery window in my schedule, claim your intro benefits and consultation, and continue
confidently on your journey through a healthy and fulfilling pregnancy and delivery. An additional $250 is requested by 36 weeks.
Discounts are available for military families, adoptions or disadvantaged families.
I want a FREE birth planner, free affirmations and exclusive access to other gifts on a private members-only page.
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.