Stephanie Julian, BIRTH & POSTPARTUM DOULA, OWNER
My journey into motherhood started with multiple failed fertility procedures and in 2010 I became pregnant with my daughter. Life had become consumed with infertility treatments and timelines, so once I was pregnant, I had so many emotions and questions.
How would I transition from this rigorous, medical experience, to trusting that my body could handle pregnancy and birth? The answer was…with a doula’s help!
In early 2014 I trained with DONA International to become a birth and postpartum doula. I realized right away that helping families during this amazing transitional time in their lives is my passion.
In 2016 I took on the role of Agency Owner and have been loving it ever since! I still attend a few births a year and love to help families during the postpartum time, especially with breastfeeding, which is a passion of mine. But, my primary focus is ensuring that our families are matched with our amazing doulas so they can have the birth and/or postpartum experience that allows them to feel informed and empowered!
"How would I transition from this rigorous, medical experience, to trusting that my body could handle pregnancy and birth? The answer was…with a doula’s help!"
Outside of doula work I enjoy spending time with my daughter, family, and friends, especially outdoors in the fall, which is my favorite time of year. Before becoming a doula I was employed in Finance. I have a BA in Economics and an MS in Finance.
Let’s talk about ways I can support you!
She made a significant positive impact on our birth experience and the overall health of our newly expanded family. Stephanie was so practical and helpful leading up to, especially during, and even after our son’s birth. To be honest, we were a bit skeptical about doulas, overall, and were looking for a local doula who would jive with our very pragmatic and flexible mentality.
We met with Stephanie and immediately had a rapport. Throughout our meetings, she listened more than she advised and completely withheld any judgments. During the birth, Stephanie was a great coach and gave plenty of physical and emotional support. We were so grateful that she was there! Her follow-up visit to our home was lovely as she got to see our son and we got to reflect on his first couple of weeks and my recovery. I absolutely recommend Stephanie Julian, especially to anybody unsure about how helpful a doula can be.”
- Kate and Mark