Julie Martin's journey began in 2017 as an apprentice Labor Doula with Expecting(NYC), a Mindfulness Based Childbirth and Parenting perinatal doula practice. She apprenticed under the guidance of Kristy Zadrozny.
During her time with Kristy, Julie took the 9 week MBCP curriculum alongside expecting couples. Through Expecting (NYC)'s advanced doula training, she received hours of training from a dynamic curriculum of doulas and birthworkers including comforting touch with Yiska Obadia, rebozo with Amethyst Hurst and birth coaching with Amy Brown as well as infant developmental movement with Amy Matthews of the Baby’s Project. Most recently, Julie has added intuitive Thai yoga therapy with Sara Seely of Thai Brooklyn into her bodywork practice.
Julie operates independently as well as through the doula collective at Love is Juniper. She volunteers as a full spectrum doula, supporting both abortions and births, with The Doula Project.
Choice is central to Julie's practice and this is something she honors when working with her clients. There is no right way to birth, just your way.
Julie is a 200 RYT, receiving her yoga teacher training in vinyasa at Sacred Bedstuy in July 2017 and prenatal yoga with Love is Juniper in Prospect Heights in January 2020. Julie believes in the cultivation of the mind-body connection through yoga and insight meditation as a means of self-exploration and self-love.
Julie's doula practice is centered around grounding touch, vocalization and staying present through breathing practices.
Julie is a Certified Lactation Counselor registered with ALPP and placenta specialist; offering placenta encapsulation, tinctures, smoothies and cord keepsakes.
In Julie's postpartum practice, she offers services ranging from continuous lactation support to meal prep and cooking, light house keeping, engaging with and taking care of older children, furry four-legged friends and overnight stays.
Julie is in the process of certifying with CAPPA as both a Labor and Postpartum doula, and is CPR and AED certified.