Julia’s approach is relaxed, supportive and comforting whilst being incredibly knowledgeable with the birthing process. Julia exceeded all of our expectations, from our initial meetings prior to the birth & creating a birth-plan, to being be there when we needed her (which just so happen to be in the middle of the night) when our baby decided to come, to after the birth where Julia continued to care and support us. It was during the birth was where Julia really shines and her supportive & calm demeanour allowed my wife and I to feel much more prepared than we ever would have expected. Julia does not force an opinion, she simply acts as a support person with a positive attitude and gives you the confidence you need to make the right decisions for yourself.
We relied on Julia’s expertise and knowledge to guide us which allowed us to do all the right things and to have a very straight-forward and calm birth which when having your first baby can be very overwhelming. Julia stayed with us through the whole experience and without her, my wife and I have no doubt that our birth would not have gone as smoothly. If you are considering using a doula, we couldn’t recommend Julia enough. We have already told all of our friends and family who are pregnant that they need to get in touch with Julia and my wife and I feel having Julia by our side was by far the best investment we made during the pregnancy. I welcome you to contact me if you had any questions or for further recommendation.- Helena & Lee 2015
Julia’s voice of reason helped me weigh up the doctor’s advice and the risks. With the help of Julia’s labour techniques and exercises I went from being 1cm dilated to 6cm dilated in about two hours; and so I no longer needed medication. About two hours later, and completely drug free, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. Julia’s birthing knowledge and guidance was phenomenal and gave me the perfect birth experience.
Julia was supportive during my moments of fear and held my hands during the excruciating pain. Julia is so totally talented in the birthing room she even found opportunities to take the most amazing photos. I can now look at these great pics and relive the fantastic experience; and the best part is I can share my daughter’s momentous birthday with her. I’d recommend Doula Julia to any woman wanting a relaxed and focused birthing experience.- Niki 2014
You instinctively knew what I wanted/needed even when I didn’t and that is an amazing skill. I can’t remember even asking for anything cause you were already doing it – from massages, taking photos, timing contractions, heating the heat pack, cool/warm towels etc. You were also able to read my contractions and let me know what was working and what wasn’t which was an amazing intuitive skill. Overall you helped the day stay calm positive and even relaxing (until close to the end anyway). I can honestly say I enjoyed the pre-labour time at home with you. I was comfortable with you and at no stage did I feel self conscious or embarrassed – which is a fantastic thing given all that goes on during birth.
I know Ross will also be forever thankful for your help on the day and for you being there for me during the morning and when he needed to clear his head and stretch closer to the end. It’s an intense experience and defiantly a marathon not a sprint. It is a tough ask of first time dads and the way you two communicated was fantastic. Everyone should have a doula for pregnancy and birth. The mid wife’s are fantastic but they have a job to do as well and can’t always provide the emotional support or the little things like splashing water on an aching back that seem to make all the difference and just get you that bit closer. I will 100% be calling on you for bub number two – that’s how fantastic you were and how special you helped make the whole experience – only a week after birth and I am prepared to do it again! I will be forever saying thank you! Xxxxx- Jessie & Ross 2014