Doula Gift Registry
THE ULTIMATE GIFT
A doula is one of the best gifts you can give to a family. Having a baby is a special time and it can be filled with a variety of challenges and emotions. With the doula registry, you can donate doula time towards postpartum support or towards the total cost of a birth support package or for a bereavement scholarship.
Please feel free to pay by credit card below on my secure site. You can choose how to notify the expecting parent(s). You will also receive email confirmation and a receipt for your gift. Please contact me if you would like to pay by check or PayPal.
PAY-IT-FORWARD BEREAVEMENT FUND
Julianne provides bereavement doula support to nearly 50 families every year who are grieving pregnancy or infant loss. Julianne provides this service at no cost to families. Contributions to allow for continued bereavement support are gratefully accepted here. If you wish to contribute to this fund list “Bereavement” in the “name of expecting parents” field below.
UNIQUE, CHALLENGING AND UNHAPPY BIRTH SITUATIONS
Parents experiencing unexpected pregnancy challenges can benefit from the unique emotional support of a bereavement doula. If you are a experiencing a miscarriage, delivering or delivered a stillborn baby, struggling with fertility issues, spending unplanned time in the NICU, or planning on a rainbow baby (a living baby after a previous loss) I will be by your side the entire way. If you are experiencing a bereavement birth in Northern Colorado you will want to know about the Loving Care Program available to you and your family through UC Health. If you have experienced pregnancy loss 3HopefulHearts and I invite you to attend any of their monthly support groups for grieving parents.
Often I learn there may be personal history that affects the pregnancy and delivery experience for families. I specialize in supporting women who may be severely triggered during labor and delivery such as women who have survived trauma, including sexually assault.
If you intending to place your baby in the home of an adoptive family, I will support you. Single mothers, LBGTQ+, first-time parents, teen moms, and experienced parents, I’ve got you.
And lastly, if you are just a parent who is just losing your shit by being overwhelmed, I’m here for you too.
Through my experience, I have come to understand every parent has strengths and every parent has challenges. There is no type of birth or set of circumstances that will determine whether or not you will be a good mom or dad. Your childhood, your background, your age, or marital status do not necessarily dictate how easily parenting will come to you or what type of experience you will have as a new parent.
Even under the best of circumstances, mothers (and partners) can find themselves in a dark place after their baby comes home. This is a common experience and is not an indicator of failure in any way. As your doula, I can help you understand your feelings and work with you to find the peace and confidence you need to move past this experience.
Other experiences like simply learning how best to manage day-to-day responsibilities with a new baby can also feel challenging. It’s nearly impossible to learn everything there is to know about caring for a baby in the short nine months you’ve had to prepare. And it is difficult introducing new siblings into an existing family. When questions come up or daily experiences feel harder than they should – you can ask your doula (ME) for guidance.
In these and a whole host of other experiences, I will serve as your guide and your helping hand as you adjust to your new life. I will be there to celebrate with you, to sit in the darkness, to laugh, to cry, and most of all, to make sure you are unconditionally cared for, validated, listened to, and supported throughout your experience.
I have had the honor of coaching so many families birth of their children for more than 20 years.
Through these experiences, I have worked with families from all cultures and backgrounds. I have worked with first time parents, fifth-time parents, single moms, teen moms, adoptive parents, grandparents, survivors of trauma and domestic violence, same sex couples and more.
I attend hospital and home births, cesarean section births, un-medicated births, and pain-managed labors. I believe each family deserves the highest level of loving support whatever kind of birth they desire.
I also work with families through miscarriage, stillbirth, and pregnancy after loss to help process and understand grief and loss they are experiencing.
I believe every mother and family, in every circumstance, should have nonjudgmental continuous support during birth and beyond, whatever the situation.
I live in Fort Collins, Colorado with my husband and two sweet goofy dogs. I am a mother of a grown daughter and a (very very very young hip Grandmother) to two amazing grandbabies.
I facilitate a miscarriage and pregnancy/parenting after loss support at 3Hopeful Hearts. I am a childbirth instructor for the The Women’s Clinic of Northern Colorado. And serving as the President of The Northern Colorado Doula Association (NCDA) since 2018 and Vice-President in 2017.
On top of my training, I bring together my life experiences and channel them into a deep desire to enable and empower my clients to become their best selves.
I firmly believe relationships, human connection, and emotional support are vital to good health and a successful parenting career.
Julianne is a certified birth and bereavement doula trained to provide doula services during any trimester of pregnancy with any birth outcome. She is also currently serving as the President for the Northern Colorado Doula Association.
Julianne has received the following certifications and continuing education:
Certified Lactation Counselor – Dec – 2017 – ALAP
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
Julianne is proudly affiliated with:
Northern Colorado Doula Association President– 2018, 2019
Northern Colorado Doula Association Vice-President -2017
Academy of Lactation (ALPP) – Certified Lactation Counselor 2017-Current
Northern Colorado Breastfeeding Coalition Professional Member – 2018, 2019
DONA International Member 2015-Current
Certified SBD Birth & Bereavement University Graduate – 2016
Special Kids, Special Care Inc. NICU Consortium Fellow Member – 2017
The Institute for the Study of Birth, Breath, and Death Member – 2017
Evidence Based Birth® Professional Member 2016-Current
Colorado Doulas Association Member 2016-Current
Accessible Birth Connection For Families Doula 2016-Current
UnitedWay Women Give Business Member of Larimer County – 2016
DoulaMatch.net Member 2016- Current
Natural Childbirth Directory 2015-Current
Larimer County Anti-Trafficking Task Force -2015-2017
Larimer Small Business Development Center Member 2015-Current
Serving Northern Colorado including Fort Collins, Loveland, Berthoud, Longmont, Greeley, Eaton, Windsor, Wellington, Johnstown, Milliken, Ault, Severance, Firestone & Fredrick.