Julie Schmitt

Birth and Postpartum Doula

Julie is a Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula and Childbirth Educator. She teaches ALPHA Childbirth in San Diego and Riverside County, CA. She is passionate about supporting mothers and their choices. Julie is an experienced child and parent advocated having worked over 20 years with foster care families. She is the proud mother of 10 children,6 of whom are adopted, and has been married to her husband, a firefighter, for over 30 years.

Episodes for this expert

  • Adopting a Newborn Baby

    Adoption can happen through many avenues and under a variety of circumstances. Each baby’s adoption story is uniquely beautiful and uniquely challenging. How do you know if adoption is right for your family? What are some of the challenges you may face when adopting a newborn? How do you overcome obstacles that may come your way? In this episode, moms of adopted newborns share their personal experience.

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