- Hi! My name is Julie and I've been a natural childbirth instructor since 1985. I'm also certified as a birth doula, a lactation counselor and a perinatal fitness instructor. Please click on About JuJu for more info. Thanks!
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To my readers:I write and educate about pregnancy, labor, birth, postpartum and breastfeeding, but I am not a medical professional. I'm a professional childbirth instructor, doula and breastfeeding counselor who has worked with pregnant women and new families for almost 30 years. I constantly strive to stay on top of the latest research and information in these fields, but I urge you to make your pregnancy, labor and birth decisions based on your personal research and in partnership with your health care provider.
Author Archives: Julie
February, the month of LOVE, is a great month to have a baby! My very first baby was born in February, and it was like Valentine’s Day every day.
Starting the new year off pregnant? Congratulations! Head on over to my Facebook page and let’s talk about it!
I love childbirth education. I mean, really…I’m a HUGE fan! I don’t think anything can take the place of excellent information and preparation for one of the most life-changing events ever—the birth of a baby.
Hands down, I’d say the most frequently asked question in my childbirth classes is ”How do I know when to go to the hospital?” Trying to discern that fine line between “It’s waaaay to early to get there” and “I should’ve been … Continue reading
Whoa, baby! It’s been awhile! To be honest, I got swamped this spring and haven’t had much time to update my webpage. Spring always seems to be ushered in with births and even the cows on our farm have blessed … Continue reading
Hi! In the childbirth classes I teach, I am often asked to explain what preeclampsia is. Most women have at least heard the term mentioned during their pregnancy, and they may know that it can only affect pregnant and postpartum … Continue reading
I can’t let February slip past without mentioning chocolate–that delicious product so many of us crave love! Over the past few years, some interesting research has popped up that gives preggies a chance to feel a little less guilty when … Continue reading
There has been some fun talk on the news today for couples who are hoping to have a baby born on 11-11-11. If that’s the goal, then today is the day for conception! (At least that’s the textbook schedule.) For those … Continue reading