I believe the process of childbirth is a normal physiological process, perfectly designed by nature to bring babies into the world. Midwifery is both an art and a science. The art of midwifery consists of sensitivity to the needs of women and families and being able to meet these needs in the most appropriate way. It involves knowing when and how to intervene to promote safety if it becomes necessary, and is grounded in scientific knowledge. Women and families should have as much control as possible in determining their care and should be empowered to be active participants in decision-making and self-care.
What makes Colorado home to you?
The beauty of the mountains, many outdoor activities.
What are your passions outside of work?
Julie loves living, working, and playing in colorful Colorado, and feels blessed with a wonderful husband, three beautiful children, and a cute dog named Riley. She enjoys hiking, skiing, and spending time with her family.
Why did you become an midwife?
I found my real passion in women’s care when I transitioned to high-risk labor and delivery for 12 years. My personal birth experiences with a nurse-midwife fueled my passion to empower and support other women during pregnancy and birth.
What in your career are you most proud?
I am proud to provide holistic midwifery care to patients and families.
What is the most important part of your job?
Educating and empowering women and families.