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Julia Martin

Birth & Postpartum
"Supportive, nurturing, confident informed care during the magical birth and postpartum journey."
Twins | VBAC | Acupressure & Massage Therapy

As your dedicated doula, my primary focus is to provide unwavering support and nurturing care for you and your family throughout the transformative journey of childbirth and the postpartum period. With a heart full of compassion and a wealth of knowledge, I aim to be your steadfast companion, guiding you through this incredible life-changing event.

My ultimate goal as your doula is to help you achieve the kind of birth you have envisioned, while also being fully prepared to adapt if circumstances take a different path.

I firmly believe that every birth is unique, and my approach centers on empowering you to make informed decisions, ensuring that your preferences and desires are respected throughout the process.

Having received my DONA birth and postpartum training from MotherTree in SE Portland, I have honed my skills and expertise to support you in various birth scenarios. From cesarean births to natural unmedicated waterbirths at home or birthing centers, as well as VBAC births, I am well-equipped to provide the care you need during this transformative time.

Furthermore, I have been blessed with the experience of motherhood myself, having welcomed five children into the world. This firsthand knowledge has given me invaluable insights and empathy into the joys and uncertainties that come with becoming a parent. I understand the importance of feeling surrounded by love and support during labor and delivery, and I am committed to being that pillar of strength for you and your family.

Connecting with people and nurturing them have always come naturally to me. My passion for caregiving led me to offer babysitting services to friends and family from a young age. As a young adult, I also had the opportunity to work as a nanny for several families, giving me exposure to diverse parenting styles and family structures. This diverse background enables me to approach each family with an open heart and mind, customizing my support to suit your unique needs and preferences.

My husband and I are proud natives of Oregon, and we call the vibrant city of Portland our home. Our household is a lively and loving one, filled with teens and a joyful toddler, not to mention our two lovable dogs, five chickens, eight fish, and an adorable axolotl. Family and nature hold a special place in our hearts, and we spend our weekends engaged in activities such as cheering on kids at sporting events, hiking in the beautiful outdoors, enjoying a game of disc golf, or creating memories by the beach.

In my doula practice, I am deeply committed to nurturing not just the physical well-being of families but also their emotional and mental health. I strive to create a warm and comforting space where you can feel heard, supported, and cared for.

Your journey into parenthood is an adventure filled with joy and excitement, but it can also be accompanied by uncertainties and questions. I am here to help you navigate this path, providing reassurance and a sense of calm as you embrace the transformative experience of bringing a new life into the world.

With me as your doula, you can rest assured that you have a caring and knowledgeable companion by your side, every step of the way. Let us embark on this beautiful journey together, and I promise to be your unwavering source of support and understanding.

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