Julie Zamost,
M.A., C.N.C., C.D.
DONA Certified DOULA
Eugene, Oregon
(541) 434-2418

Prenatal Counseling
Labor and Birth Support

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Julie is a certified doula, with a background in psychology and nutritional counseling. She is deeply committed to helping every woman have a safe, gentle, and empowering birth experience. Julie has provided services to families in the Eugene/Springfield area since 2001. She offers prenatal and postpartum care and support through labor and delivery at home, hospital, or birth center. She is experienced with and enthusiastically supportive of water birth.

BirthingJoy services include:

  • Free initial interview.
  • Prenatal visits/counseling.
  • Help in the preparation of a birth plan.
  • Emotional support/reassurance regarding pain or stress during labor.
  • Guidance in laboring positions to promote comfort as well as to help progress of labor.
  • Relaxation and pain relief through natural comfort measures.
  • Information and guidance in the use of medical interventions for pain relief.
  • Advocacy concerning unexpected changes in birth plan.
  • Protection and maintenance of a calm, supportive environment.
  • Breastfeeding guidance and support.
  • Written record of birth.
  • Postpartum home visit and phone consultations.

Prenatal Counseling can help you:

  • Overcome anticipatory fears of labor and birth.
  • Reduce stresses that can negatively impact labor and birth.
  • Become informed about your choices concerning common birth interventions.
  • Move towards birth with increased confidence and relaxation.
  • Design a birth plan that supports your desires.
  • Build trust and confidence in your body knowledge and instincts -- your most powerful resource for birth.