Juliana Traffas (formerly Birnbaum)
Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula, Assistant Midwife, and Perinatal Yoga Instructor
Juliana is a certified Midwife Assistant and Birth/Postpartum Doula as well as a yoga instructor specializing in pre and postnatal teaching. She has taught in the perinatal yoga program at Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley, and at yoga studios in San Francisco, the East Bay, and Marin. A mama of two gently birthed daughters, she began attending deliveries in 2006. She was the first graduate of the 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.