Julie A. Palmisano

Julie A. Palmisano

A New Life Doula, LLC

Services Offered: Breastfeeding Support, Postpartum Support, Teen Support, Trained Labor Doula, Trained Postpartum Doula
Certifications: Certified Postpartum Doula
Location: Walworth Wisconsin United States

As a mother of six children and three losses, I have personally experienced a diversity of births as my own children came into this world. My first was born exactly on his due date, but he had to stay in the hospital for a couple weeks. During that time, I had a desire to breastfeed him, but I had no support to sustain it. My breastfeeding journey with him lasted only a few months. My second and third children were born in the hospital, with medication, and vaginally. Breastfeeding was successful with both of those girls; we made it past the first year.

My fourth child was born by C-Section (Belly Birth).  I struggled with feeding him, and supplemented with infant formula. His birth happened in the middle of a horrible divorce. I had a tubal ligation after his birth, and raised my children as a single parent for the next four years. Later, I met my husband, and I underwent surgery for a tubal reversal. A year later, we had an ectopic pregnancy and I lost my right Fallopian tube. We were given the final diagnosis of ‘Secondary Infertility’ after another miscarriage. Our seventh (yes seventh) doctor finally found my issue. After an MRI of the pelvis, it was discovered that I had a Uterine Scar Separation (Uterine Dehiscence). Once that was surgically fixed, we finally got pregnant!

We had our Rainbow baby in 2016, naturally, with only ONE working Fallopian tube. That Rainbow baby (my fifth baby) was a very successful hospital VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean). Breastfeeding was a challenge and I pumped exclusively for over four months. My sixth baby was naturally conceived at age 42. She was born at home with a brilliant birth team beside me.

Each experience gave me more knowledge and a strong desire to help others!

The term ‘doula’ is a Greek word that means ‘servant’. A doula is a trained, professional assistant. A Certified Postpartum Doula comes in AFTER your birth. The postpartum adjustment period lasts well into the first year, making the ‘fourth trimester’ , and sleepless nights, the longest. In today’s mobile society, extended families might not live close by and may be unable to provide care for a new family.

Let me walk beside YOU on YOUR journey….giving you encouragement along the way!

Congratulations and best wishes to you,

Julie Palmisano, CPD

A New Life Doula, LLC
Birth & Postpartum Services



CPD Certification Number: PR4-202103, expires April 1, 2022 (EDT)
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