Julie S. | Doula in Boulder, CO

Awakening Mother

    Practice overview

    My birth doula practice begins by providing insight and guidance for you to discover your inner strength and intuitive wisdom as you prepare for the birth of your baby and your transformation as a mother, for the first time or again. As a Holistic Birth Doula and Ayurvedic Postpartum Doula, I offer childbirth education, prenatal yoga & meditation, body-ready birth prep coaching, postpartum nourishment, crystal alchemy sound healing, and honor rites-of-passage rituals. I share the passion for a transformative and empowering pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experience.

    Years experience


    Families supported


    Birth Rate


    Care philosophy

    My approach to doula care prioritizes whole-mother wellness and being here for you throughout your motherhood journey. I seek to understand your values and desires, providing compassionate care and support that aligns with the pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experience you hope for so you feel deeply connected with your mothering mind, body, and spirit.


    • Childbirth education
    • Birth doula support
    • Postpartum doula support
    • Health and Fitness
    • Massage therapy
    • Nutrition
    • Personal training
    • Postpartum yoga
    • Prenatal yoga
    • Lactation support
    • Newborn care
    • Belly binding
    • Birth photography

    Specialties and Experience

    • Cesarean birth
    • Clients on bed rest
    • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
    • High-risk pregnancy
    • Induced and high medical technology labor and birth
    • LGBTQ
    • Multiples
    • Over 40
    • People of color
    • Plus size
    • Single parents
    • Vaginal breech birth
    • VBAC
    • Waterbirth

    Care settings

    • Birthing center
    • Home
    • Hospital


    • English


    • Birth Doula - DONA International®
    • Ayurvedic Postpartum Doula - Ayurvedic Mamas®
    • Body Ready Professional - Body Ready Method®
    • Hypno-Doula - Hypnobabies®
    • Prenatal Yoga Teacher - Khalsa Way®
    • Aquarian teacher of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation - Kundalini Research Institute®
    • Crystal Alchemy Sound Healing Facilitator - Life Changing Energy®


    Pricing packages

    Prenatal & Birth Doula Support Plan
    $ 2000
    Prenatal & Birth Support Plan Includes: 3+ prenatal sessions Prenatal Yoga & Meditation/Hypnobirthing Body Ready birth prep assessment & coaching Childbirth Education Birth Plan Creation Unlimited Prenatal Support On-Call availability 24/7 from 37-42 weeks Continuous Support thru Labor & Birth with Backup Photography Postpartum Visit with Wholesome, Organic Meal & Herbal Tea Breastfeeding Support & Newborn Guidance Referrals & Resources
    Contact for additional pricing options


    Areas served

    • Serving Boulder Valley & Beyond


    • Crystal
      February 20, 2023 at 3:10 pm | Client review
      5 /5

      Julie is a caring, knowledgeable, thoughtful, experienced doula. She introduced me to my midwife and to Hypnobabies. She incorporated breathwork and so much more to make my pregnancy, birth time and postpartum a time I will always remember fondly. I recommend her to every pregnant family I know. She is a rare gem.

      • Julie
        February 20, 2023 at 8:19 pm

        Oh, Thank you, Crystal. I loved our time together preparing weekly for your birth, practicing yoga, meditation, and the Hypnobabies prep at the park and in my living room. Practices that still serve and support our unique mothering journies. It was an honor to be by your side thru your birth and postpartum experience. You are an incredible Mama. Thank you for choosing me to support you!

    • Julianne
      February 20, 2023 at 3:13 pm | Client review
      5 /5

      Julie was the most supportive doula I could have asked for. She helped me to prepare for birth physically through yoga and mentally/emotionally by answering my every question and offering beautiful advice. My birth experience was magical and I owe that to Julie’s calm and steady presence throughout. She helped me make important decisions along the way, drawing upon her experience and wisdom. Julie provided loving and nourishing post-partum care as well. The mutual trust and support I received from Julie was like that of a loving mother. She is quite simply one in a million, and I wouldn’t hesitate to include her in my birth team again.

      • Julie
        February 21, 2023 at 8:10 pm

        Thank you for sharing your experience Julianne! It was an honor to be alongside you and Phil during this transformative time in your lives. Thank you for welcoming me into your sacred space as you prepared for your birth and found your rhythm as a new mom. Grant is such a lucky boy to have you for his mom.

    • Davi
      February 20, 2023 at 3:16 pm | Peer review
      5 /5

      I have known Julie for many years, initially meeting her as a doula at a home birth. I was impressed and inspired by her care, her communication and her interaction with the birthing family. As a midwife I have met and worked with many many doulas and I would choose Julie as a doula for myself in a heartbeat. Julie gives 110% and she is so kind and thoughtful. After meeting her she was THE doula I recommended all the time.

      • Julie
        March 8, 2023 at 11:55 pm

        Thank you for providing a review for me here, Davi! I learned so much from you during our times together and am so grateful I had the opportunity to work with you! I wish I still lived close to you! You are a blessing to all mothers and newborns!

    • Sheri
      February 21, 2023 at 12:28 pm | Peer review
      5 /5

      I have known Julie Sanders for the better part of this last year and a half on a professional level. Her and I went through an intense training called the body ready method and returned as group leaders. She has a kind heart and very good critical thinking skills. She is an awesome Doula, educator, and perinatal professional. With her unique skill set she is definitely set apart from others in her community, she is a true leader. I wholeheartedly recommend Julie for any position dealing with the perinatal, birthing and postpartum community. She is an asset!

    • Kaight
      February 21, 2023 at 12:55 pm | Client review
      5 /5

      Julie led me through meaningful meditations, birthing exercises, bodywork and movement, that helped me prepare and connect to my inner self and my baby. She made a huge effort to improve my mentality, physicality, and emotional state. She gave me the beautiful gift of connecting to my baby in my womb through a song she shared that I still sing to him. It was intuitively perfect and absolutely meaningful!

      I benefited tremendously from her knowledge of childbirthing, nutrition, and motherhood. Her energy brought about a sense of well-being, comfort and security to me, especially during a really tough postpartum period. Knowing Julie would be coming over gave me so much peace. I have no idea what I would have done without her!!

      Her care and support were everything to me! I could fully rely on her. She was able to navigate all the emotions and intensity of the event, as well as my family, with absolute grace! She cooked amazingly delicious and nutritiously healing meals. She listened intently and offered so many deep insights. She even led me through a postpartum ceremony, which was so impactful and powerful! It helped me transition into motherhood, such a profound experience, which helped me let go of unfavorable energy, heal, and step into a new confidence with hope in my new journey! My whole experience with Julie was exceptional! My heart is full of gratitude for her. I can’t say enough positive things about Julie! She will always hold a special place in my heart!!

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