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About Julia

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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

Want to dive deeper?


Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula

Oakland, CA 2019

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"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

BA, Psychology

Humboldt State University

August, 2009- May, 2014

Related courses:

  • Psychology of Human Sexuality

  • Health Psychology

  • Early Childhood Development

  • Parent-Child Relationships

  • Psychology of Prejudice

  • Psychology of Women

Certified Labor

and Postpartum Doula

Cornerstone Doula Trainings

January, 2019- April, 2019

Course Themes:

  • Anatomy and physiology of labor and birth

  • Emotional support techniques

  • Positions for every phase of labor

  • Trauma informed care

  • Common interventions

  • Baby care

  • Sleeping arrangements

  • 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

Lifelong Medical

December, 2018

Rebozo Workshop

April, 2019

Advanced Breastfeeding

Janaki Costello

February, 2020

Breastfeeding Education

Laura Cox BA, RN, CLEC

February, 2021

August, 2023

Santa Rita Jail Volunteer Doula

May, 2019- January, 2020


Trustline Registered

Shiprah's Community Doula

June, 2019-Current

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