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.