Welcome! My name is Julia (she/her) and I am founder/owner of Dear Doula located in Rochester, NY. I am a certified Birth and Postpartum Doula and a Childbirth Educator through the International Doula Institute. I am also licensed as a master social worker, with experience working with children, adolescents, and families in Rochester.
My social work education and expertise is what pursued me to becoming a certified doula. It is the foundation that allows me to hold space, support, educate and encourage others during the beautiful journey of birth. My goal is to build a positive, trusting, caring relationship with you and your partner to ensure that you will feel empowered and informed every step of the way.
A pregnant individual knows their body best. I always say that you and your partner have firm knowledge of your likes/dislikes, wants/needs - a doula has intimate knowledge of birth! Being apart of your care team during pregnancy, birth and postpartum is so honorable and a true privilege.
If you're looking for a doula and would like to chat more, I would love to hear about your pregnancy journey.