Juliana Birnbaum Traffas
Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula, Assistant Midwife, and Perinatal Yoga Instructor
Marin County and surrounding area, California
Juliana is an experienced, certified Midwife Assistant and Birth Doula with a background in Perinatal and Interdisciplinary Yoga. She has taught in the prenatal and mom/baby yoga program at Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley, and at numerous studios in San Francisco, the East Bay, and Marin. A mama of two gently birthed daughters, she began her work as a birthkeeper in 2006 and is currently approaching her hundredth delivery. She was the first graduate of Oakland's Cornerstone Doula School, one of the most rigorous programs in the country, focusing on natural birth and a holistic model of care.
In 2011, she apprenticed with Leopi Sanderson-Edmunds, a highly-respected, licensed midwife who has attended over 1000 births (including joyfully welcoming both of Juliana's daughters). Certified in 2012 as a Midwife Assistant through the Midwives College of Utah, Juliana is licensed in CPR and Neonatal Resuscitation. She believes birthing has the potential to be a magical and empowering rite of passage, and works to support optimal experiences for women and their families both at home and in the hospital. She is also the author of a book on ecovillages (including The Farm in Tennessee, famous for pioneering the natural birth movement in the U.S.) entitled Sustainable [R]evolution: Permaculture in Ecovillages, Urban Farms and Communities Worldwide.