Hi, I'm Julia!
I'm a birth-worker living in Oakland, California who focus' on enhancing pregnancy, birth and postpartum experiences by reducing fear, creating a safe space for vulnerable conversations, educating families, being an advocate, offering healing touch, & so much more.
Becoming parents can feel scary and isolating, but it doesn't have to be that way.
My goal is to join the team to demystify birth, encourage families to connect to their intuition, provide evidence based information, facilitate partner bonding and stand by their side during one of the most influential and memorable experiences of their lives.
Let me set the vibe, so you can focus on bringing new life into the world.
I am an empathetic, calm, creative, music-lover
who strives to make every environment as cozy as possible. I spend my free time in nature, cooking tasty meals, seeing live music & connecting with loved ones.
Words from past clients
“...Julia normalized what I was feeling throughout all the ups and downs and in-betweens of my labor and healing in postpartum experience. I trust her fully. As she (quite literally) held me up and soothed me during my longest and most painful contractions at the hospital, I felt held and understood and knew she was the best advocate for me, my baby, and my husband as we navigated a brand new experience that no baby book or blog could ever prepare us for...”
Marissa & Marlo - 2023
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Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula
Oakland, CA 2019
"To train conscious and effective doulas who will increase access to doula care for all communities, thereby reducing health disparities, increasing birth equity and creating positive change in birth outcomes, and as a result, our society at large."
- Cornerstone Mission Statement
Humboldt State University
August, 2009- May, 2014
Psychology of Human Sexuality
Early Childhood Development
Psychology of Prejudice
Psychology of Women
and Postpartum Doula
Cornerstone Doula Trainings
January, 2019- April, 2019
Anatomy and physiology of labor and birth
Emotional support techniques
Positions for every phase of labor
Trauma informed care
Newborn psychological needs
6 hour intensive breastfeeding led by certified lactation consultant
Labor Doula Workshop
Birthingway College of Midwifery
December, 2016- February, 2017
Infant/ Child CPR & Choking Hazards Course
Laura Cox BA, RN, CLEC
Santa Rita Jail Volunteer Doula
May, 2019- January, 2020
Shiprah's Community Doula