Welcome to WellPregnancy and WellBreastfeeding

Virtual and in-home lactation consults. Childbirth and breastfeeding classes for pregnant families. Trainings for childbirth educator and labor doula certification.

Breastfeeding Classes

Pregnancy is the best time to begin preparing for breastfeeding. Take a private breastfeeding class that is tailored to your needs and questions to learn about the fundamentals of breastfeeding before you begin.

Breastfeeding Consults

Is breastfeeding more of a struggle than a joy for you? Do you have concerns about your baby's weight gain, your supply, pain, or soreness?

Lactation consultant Julie Brill, IBCLC offers virtual consults. Breastfeeding isn't always easy, but you don't have to reinvent the wheel alone!

Many health insurances reimburse for lactation consults.


Who takes a WellPregnancy Labor Doula or Childbirth Educator Training?

People who have had transformative birth experiences and want to pay it forward; people who have had difficult birth experiences and want to support others in the childbearing year; chiropractors, massage therapists, and other professionals who want to better serve perinatal families; doulas, lactation consultants, and childbirth educators who want to take their birth businesses to the next level; midwives, nurses, and nursing students who want to diversify their resumes and hone their skills; teachers who want to support and educate; and anyone who wants to learn more about providing education and support to pregnant and birthing families. No medical background is required.

These childbirth educator and labor doula trainings are a major step towards becoming certified with CAPPA, the world’s largest childbirth education organization, and are worth eighteen continuing education credits (CEUs).


Round the Circle

Julie is the author of the doula anthology Round the Circle: Experienced Doulas Share Their Experiences. Learn more about addressing fears mothers may have; encouraging the motherbaby bond; supporting religious and spiritual practices; working with orthodox Jewish families, LGBTQ families, teen mothers, surrogates, immigrants, and incarcerated moms; the pros and cons of attending the births of friends/family members; issues related to becoming personal friends with your clients; the doula’s role in planned and unexpected homebirths and cesarean births; supporting the family after the birth; building and marketing your doula business; and doula self-care.

Intended to be a mentoring tool, Round the Circle gather the wisdom of twenty-three experienced doulas and will prove interesting and helpful reading for anyone considering becoming a doula and for those already practicing.

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Julie Brill, IBCLC, CCCE, CLD, provides virtual lactation consults, childbirth educator and doula trainings, and private childbirth, breastfeeding, and infant care classes. Peggy Huddleston’s Prepare for Cesarean Birth, Heal Faster workshops and cesarean preparation classes are also offered.

Learn from an independent, certified childbirth educator with over thirty years of experience! Classes and consults are LGBTQ welcoming. Referrals to certifying and certified labor doulas in New England are provided on request.

Take an empowering, private childbirth class!

Looking for a virtual, private childbirth class where your questions and concerns will be the focus? Want to learn more about the birth process, contraction rituals and support techniques that work, and options and informed consent for an independent, certified childbirth educator?

Private natural childbirth classes can be tailored around your interests and allow plenty of time for questions and practice. Get inspired! Many families are having their first baby, others are planning a VBAC, or want a refresher as they prepare for another vaginal birth. You are welcome to bring anyone who may be coming to your birth to class! Classes are LGBTQ welcoming.


What about families who know their babies will be born by cesarean?

Take Peggy Huddleston’s Prepare for Cesarean Birth, Heal Faster Workshop with Julie Brill, IBCLC, CCCE, CLD, over the phone to reduce your anxiety, insomnia, and the amount of pain medication you will need postpartum, and to heal faster. Book and cd are included. Can be combined with WellPregnancy’s Cesarean Birth Preparation Class where you will learn about cesarean procedures, recovery, and gentle cesarean options.