"Understanding birth technology shouldn't lull you into thinking you understand birth. The profound mystery and spirituality of birth can never be understood with the mind, they are known through the heart."
~ Pam England
Author of Birthing From Within, Ancient Map for Modern Birth,  
and Labyrinth of Birth

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Come together with Julie to prepare for birth and postpartum. Julie trained in Birthing From Within method and Lamaze method but chose to pull from many different modalities for her classes.Your time spent with her, will involve a deep well of resources from 14 years of experience and education on labor, birth, and postpartum from which she will co-create your class with you and your partner. The focus will be on helping you to be able to relax more fully into your body, and work with your mind as well, while navigating your unfolding birth and postpartum. Feel confident handling any unexpected events that may arise.


  • Learn about the hormonal orchestra
  • Develop pain coping practices
  • Open your body and mind connection to deepen your pain coping techniques 
  • Build confidence in yourself and your partner
  • Learn comfort positions for labor
  • Explore maternal and fetal positioning 
  • Ask questions, get information, and make decisions in labor
  • Welcome your baby with confidence
  • Plan for a positive postpartum

The changes that occur during your journey into parenthood affect your whole life: your identity, your relationships, your values, and your beliefs. So it makes sense to consider body, mind, and spirit during your preparation for labor, birth, and postpartum. A holistic approach to birth and postpartum also recognizes that the body is naturally designed to give birth to a baby and breastfeed, that our thoughts, feeling, our body, our babies body may affect that natural transition. With respects the to normal processes of birth and postpartum, we recognize the need for assistance when it arises and that every birth and postpartum is a unique journey, that requires individual choices and care. We explore getting the information, advocating for yourself in manner that helps you make an informed choice, but respect all individuals that are a part of that process. A holistic approach to birth and postpartum includes both low-intervention approaches and the appropriate use of technology in a thoughtful and well-considered manner. Exploring the benefits and the risks of your options can bring ease to a change of direction of our prenatal vision of birth and postpartum. A good experience is deeply connected to feeling heard, informed, taking time consider your options, being apart of making decisions, and being respected through the process.



Come together with Julie in a private series as she guides you through your journey, through birth.  What is it you need to give birth? What is it you need to have a good experience?



Julie only mentors Private Class Series, but can give suggestions of group classes in the triangle area. 

Julie Offers 3 Private Class Series:

Private series typically are held in the comfort of your own home. There is a extra travel fee for in home private classes when out of my service area, which is 20 miles from my home in Raleigh. There is an additional travel fee for being outside my service area.

Holistic Birth and Postpartum Class Series
Price: $350 4 for Sessions or $375 for 5 Sessions 

Your birth experience can be one filled with presence of mind and connection with body. You'll learn and practice a new pain coping technique every week, some techniques you'll still use as new parents. We will cover subjects like the stages of labor, how effacement, station, and dilation work together, positions are best for coping during labor and birth, and more. Like the hormonal orchestration of labor and birth, and how it sets the stage in a more immediate way for the process of breastfeeding for both the mother and her baby. 

The focus is on the exploration of birth and postpartum through many different mediums. Enjoy a few hours a week connecting with your baby and partner as you prepare for the journey through birth.

Julie will review interventions in labor and birth, talk about how your provider may approach them, and to guide you through the process of preparing for any birth experience that you may find yourself having. Julie hopes is for you to have a good birth regardless of how your birth unfolds and welcome your baby with confidence into your family.

Included in the price is your own copy of the book,  Ancient Map for Modern Birth by Pam England, a folder with class materials, my full attention, the freedom to schedule classes in a way that fits your calendar, and the comfort of your home and not driving to class. 

This class series is presented in 2 ways: 
As a 4 week course, 4 two and half hour sessions
 (10 hours) 
Or 
A 5 week course of 5 two hour sessions (10 hours)

Private class series do not have to be weekly, it is only a suggestion so that you can have time to take in the information, do suggested reading, and practice the pain coping technique.


      Preparing to Birth Again Class

$250
Spend 3 hours with Julie refreshing all your labor, birth, and postpartum information in the comfort of your home. Come together to review what worked and what didn't in your previous birth, and co-create a private class with Julie. Included in the price iyour own copy of the book,  Ancient Map for Modern Birth by Pam England, a folder with class materials, my full attention, the freedom to schedule classes in a way that fits your calendar, and the comfort of your home and not driving to class. 

Last Minute Basic Childbirth Education Class

 for parents attending the WBWC

$175
This Class is at a special price for parents birthing at Women's Birth Wellness Center. 

Julie understands life can be busy and sometimes your schedule doesn't match up with the class series being offered. Knowing that the birth center requires a birth class, she has put together a class touching on all the important parts of preparing for birth and immediate postpartum.  Included in the price iyour own copy of the book,  Ancient Map for Modern Birth by Pam England, a folder with class materials, my full attention, the freedom to schedule classes in a way that fits your calendar, and the comfort of your home and not driving to class.  A 2 hour class at a special price just for you.