Julie Brill, IBCLC, CCCE, CLD, CHLC is a lactation consultant, childbirth educator, doula, mentor for childbirth educators and doulas, writer, and speaker.
Julie owns and manages WellPregnancy in Bedford, Massachusetts. She has been teaching childbirth classes and attending births since 1992, and mentoring new birth professionals throughout New England as a member of the CAPPA Faculty since 2003. Additionally, she is a Certified Holistic Lactation Consultant and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in private practice, teaching prenatal breastfeeding classes and providing in-home breastfeeding consultations. Julie has spoken at numerous perinatal conferences including Australia's Perspectives on Birth and Perinatal Care, Partners in Perinatal Health, Portland's The B.E.S.T Connect, the La Leche League of Maine and New Hampshire Annual Conference and the La Leche League of MA/VT/RI Annual Conference. She provides staff in-service trainings for nurses and other providers of perinatal care.
Julie is the author of the doula anthology Round the Circle: Doulas Share Their Experiences. She is also the mother of two adult daughters who she homeschooled until they entered college. She is certified to present Peggy Huddleston’s Prepare for Cesarean Birth, Heal Faster workshops. She graduated from Tufts University with a degree in Sociology and Gender Studies and completed the Massachusetts Midwifery Alliance Apprenticeship Course. Julie is a member of the Childbirth and Postpartum Professionals Association (CAPPA), La Leche League International, and the United States Lactation Consultants Association.
See what Julie has to say about important perinatal topics:
Breastfeeding and Parenting Newborns during a Pandemic with Dr. Linda Slak Discussing Tongue Ties with Dr. Linda Slak Delayed Cord Clamping and Preparing to Breastfeed with Jill Reiter, CAPPA CEO Preparing for Breastfeeding during Pregnancy with Angela Bell Lic.Ac. Doulas Discuss Birth Choices with Joyce Kimball, CPM Collaborative Care for Tongue Tie with Dr. Marcy Gabrilowitz and Dr. Linda Slak Lactation Myths, Tips, and Tricks
Birth is Not a Spectator Sport: The Important Role of Doulas with InJoy Health Education's INCAST
Julie loves working with birthing and breastfeeding families and specializes in natural, homebirth, and VBAC childbirth classes and holistic, in-home lactation support.
She strives to provide accurate information and tools so parents can choose the options that are best for them. Julie believes positive birth experiences set the stage for many other positive life experiences, babies benefit immeasurably from having excellent beginnings, breastfeeding can look different for different dyads and is about so much more than just milk, and we all have the right to make informed choices about our health care. She is honored to have taught thousands of childbirth education students in a variety of settings and hundreds of CAPPA birth professionals.
Julie finds the people who are drawn to doula and childbirth educator work are an amazing group and she feels blessed to be able to mentor, learn from, and work with them.
Doulas’ desire to support people during the childbearing year, to pursue continuing education because of their drive to continually offer better services, and their choice to work unknown hours at unscheduled times is the inspiration for Round the Circle: Doulas Share Their Experiences, Julie's first book. More information is available at www.roundthecircle.com.
Julie's writings on perinatal topics have also appeared in Midwifery Today, hip Mama, ePregnancy, Spirit of Change, The Boston Parents' Paper B.A.B.Y. edition, Parenting from the Heart , Special Delivery Magazine, and the CAPPA Connection.