About Julia D'Orazio
I’m Julia, a postpartum doula, social worker and mum to a gorgeous little girl. I believe every woman deserves to enjoy and feel supported in the postpartum period.
I am passionate about walking alongside women through matrescence – the process of becoming a mother. This is an exciting and special time, but it can also be a time of vulnerability, leaving mums feeling lonely, exhausted and overwhelmed. I will provide practical and emotional support to guide your journey.
I felt called to working with women in the postpartum period after my own experience left me struggling. I had a traumatic birth, and my daughter had a congenital heart defect requiring surgery and a NICU stay. Even with my professional knowledge and resources, I found the postpartum period to be an extremely difficult time… But it doesn’t have to be!
I am a matricentric feminist, providing a woman centred care model with a strengths based approach. With you at the centre of my work, I will help you to recognise your strengths and abilities, and tune into your intuition and values, to guide your mothering. This will help you feel relaxed, confident and connected to yourself, your baby and your village.
Sorting through all of the information and advice can be extremely overwhelming and confusing as a new mum. I am committed to ongoing learning so that I can bring you the latest in evidence based information, in a way that’s easy for you to understand.
I have a Master of Social Work from UWA and I'm an Accredited Social Worker with the Australian Association of Social Workers.
I completed Julia Jones’s Newborn Mothers Collective and have a membership with Doula Network Australia.
I have completed the Motherhood Studies Trained Practitioners course through Dr Sophie Brock.
Most recently, I have been accredited as an NDC Practitioner through Possums. This enables me to provide evidence based, holistic support to mums struggling with their baby's sleep or excessive crying.
I believe collating my knowledge, skills and experience as a social worker and postpartum doula, along with my understanding of the social and cultural aspects of motherhood can transform your postpartum experience.