Rose doulas are both highly experienced at providing support during labor and delivery, and are passionate about what they do.
My name is Julie Burns and I am a stay-at-home mom of four sweet little girls, as well as an active Registered Nurse. I live in Littleton, Colorado and attend West Bowles Community Church with my husband, Jon. In my free time I enjoy painting, home decorating, writing, hanging out with my girlfriends, reading good books and drinking plenty of coffee. I am usually the person that friends and family call when they want to talk about anything related to pregnancy or mothering!
I love assisting women in childbirth and I find it fascinating that every birth experience is as different and unique as the mother herself. My birth philosophy is simply this: I believe birth is best experienced as a normal and healthy bodily process and I encourage the mother to let labor progress naturally until or unless the time comes when medical interventions are desired or necessary.
What you can expect from me during labor:
- I will support you in a non-medical way by staying by your side and encouraging and assisting you with your labor. This may include the use of gentle coaching, ice packs, warm tubs, rocking on a birthing ball, relaxing music, walking, pressure-point massage, squatting and breathing techniques.
- I will make sure you get information, as much as possible, about the pros and cons of any possible procedures before any important decision is made.
- I work with the attending physician and nurses as part of your support team. My primary goal is to help you to have the best birthing experience possible with the end result of a healthy mother and baby.
Expertise, calm, and encouragement – these are the gifts I bring to doula work.
I am completely hospital based in my doula work. I chose Rose because of its consistent excellence in labor and delivery services, and because I am welcome always on the labor deck as part of the team, which includes parents, the doula, and the nursing and medical staff.
I know one thing for sure. There is no best way to have a baby. I focus on keeping Mom positive and not fear based, and couples really appreciate that.
I am pro natural childbirth: I am highly experienced in supporting couples that clearly want un-medicated labor, as well as those that would like to wait and see how things go. Each couple needs a combination of physical, emotional and informational support to get through the tough and sometimes lengthy challenges of un-medicated labor. I work creatively and collaboratively as each unique labor evolves, providing support based on parental preferences.
I am pro epidural: About forty percent of my clients are planning epidurals at the outset. What a great time for this choice! Advances over the last ten years have increased the safety of this procedure and have reduced dramatically the practices of episiotomy, forceps, and vacuum delivery which used to go hand in hand with epidurals. I will support you to stay active in labor until you are ready for the epidural and will support you in your decision.
I am pro Cesarean: Most parents want to avoid a Cesarean, but sometimes it ends up being the safest way. I have never worked with a couple who had a Cesarean that regretted it or second guessed the reason or process of determination. That says a lot for the effort that everyone puts in to safely move towards a healthy birth.
I have over twenty years experience as an educator and doula. My love of babies goes back to my earliest memories and my love of birth goes back to the first birth I attended at age sixteen. Over the years I have provided labor support to hundreds of couples and still haven’t seen it all. Each birth I leave I am amazed and enthused about new life.
Congratulations on your pregnancy and good luck in the coming weeks and months as you become a new parent!
My passion, joy, and desire is to support women as they travel the path ultimately leading to their precious new baby resting in their arms snuggled close to their hearts! Truly, nothing is more beautiful and exhilarating than sharing in the miracle of birth! Giving birth myself –seven natural births and one by Cesarean (because of placenta previa)-has caused my passion to blossom! In each birth I was amazed, first of all, at the gift of God.
Secondly, I marveled at the power of the female body, mind, and spirit to accomplish something so breathtaking! I consider it a privilege to offer emotional and physical support to women, and to share knowledge, empathy, and strength with them as they enter the world of motherhood. I long to help them experience the birth they desire and to revel with them in just how much strength they have. As they take those blessed birth memories and that sense of accomplishment, they pave the way for a beautifully bonded relationship with their new child –watching such wonder is the icing on the cake for me!
My life is full with my husband of 33 years, eight children and five grandchildren. When I am not helping mommas and their new babies, I enjoy gardening, bike riding, reading and making it my goal to learn something new each day. I am happy to be a certified doula through DONA International!
I am a birth doula and childbirth educator with eight years of experience as a birth professional in the Denver metro area. After experiencing the birth of my own three children, I am a big believer in the power that a positive birth environment, an encouraging and supportive birth team, and a calm and compassionate doula can give to expecting couples as they experience one of life's most sacred moments. I assist my couples in exploring all their options and choices for birth and the immediate postpartum and provide support with different comfort measures and techniques throughout the course of labor. My goal is for the childbirth experience to be one that is transformational and empowering for each new family I serve.