Birth & Bereavement Doula + Lactation Services for Northern Colorado

Julianne Curtis

Hey, I’m Julianne (she/her)! I don’t mean to brag but you’ll want me by your side for the birth of your baby (and navigating all the stuff beyond). Seriously. You can ask the people who voted me as one of the 9 Best Doula’s of Fort Collins for six years running.  

(Not-so) humble brags aside, you should know I’m not your typical doula. I’ve had an unusually long run of comforting and soothing families (more than 20 years) during birth and through parenting. Yep, I really did start going to births as a teenager.  My first birth being my own. And I’ve been a doula full time for the last five years. Plus, as a seasoned mama myself I know humor is an important part of parenting. Laughter keeps you from losing your shit as a new or seasoned parent, so rest assured I’m here to laugh with you, not at you.

Who am I? If I could have picked my parents, I would have been the love child of Brenee Brown and Tina Fey.  (Go ahead and throw in some RBG to the mix too) Someday, you’ll be watching the three of us doing a Netflix Special together. 

All jokes aside,  I work with families from all cultures and backgrounds. I’m here to accept you and support you. Just as you are. Whether you’re a first-time parent, single parent, same-sex couple, survivor of trauma, I got you. Whether you’re having your baby at a hospital with a epidural, unmedicated, cesarean, or pain-managed labor, I got you. If you’re grieving a miscarriage, stillbirth, or cautiously celebrating a rainbow baby, I got you. The journey of parenthood is diverse. It’s winding. No matter what it is, I’m here for you. I’ll be your guide without judgment (that’s not my style). It not only takes a village, but it takes the RIGHT village.  I have had the true honor of becoming apart of so many villages. And if you like my humor and calming nature, you might enjoy having me join your village too.

I’m a stork dork to the core. Which means I do lots of helpful things for growing families like: 

  • facilitating a miscarriage and pregnancy/parenting after loss support at 3Hopeful Hearts
  • supporting bereaved families through the UC Health Loving Care Program
  • teaching childbirth education for The Women’s Clinic of Northern Colorado
  • served as President of The Northern Colorado Doula Association (NCDA) 2018-2020 and prior as Vice-President in 2017
  • leading prenatal and postpartum groups (complimentary to all my birth clients, huzzah!)
  • mentoring parents with my online group coaching programI live in Northern Colorado with my partner and two sweet goofy doula dogs. I’m a mother of a grown daughter and a (very, very, very young hip Grandmother) to two amazing grandbabies.

Best Doulas in Fort Collins

 Julianne has received the following certifications and continuing education:

  • Certified Lactation Counselor  – Dec 2017 – ALAP
  • Trained CAPPA New Parent Educator – 2020
  • Trained CAPPA Childbirth Educator – Dec 2017
  • Certified Birth and Bereavement Doula 2016 – Stillbirthday
  • Trained Birth Doula 2015 – Dona International
  • Trained Postpartum Doula 2016 – Dona International
  • Certified Expert Robozo Credential 2017 – GK University
  • Trained Life Coach – 2005 – Fearless Living Institute

Serving Northern Colorado including Fort Collins, Loveland, Berthoud, Longmont, Greeley, Eaton, Windsor, Wellington, Johnstown, Milliken, Ault, Severance, Firestone & Fredrick.