Intuition Parenting Support Services

Testimonials

Here you can find the kind words of past clients to help you know if we might be a great fit!

Birth Story Medicine

“I met with Julia to tell one of my birth stories, the one that had left me unsettled even years later. The experience was so healing. I’m amazed at how she was able to guide me through my memories to untangle my emotions. I’m very grateful for her gentle guidance!” ~MK

I haven’t had an episode of sadness since our meeting. No more crying when seeing a newborn commercial and no more feelings of defeat. Even looking at my c-sections scar… I never saw it as ugly, I didn’t care for the scar as a beauty point of view …but I used to feel bitter about it. And now I almost have a feeling of fierceness about it. We are trying for baby #2, even if I’m a little early and I know I might not have a choice but to have another c-section and I am ok about it. Thank you very much! You have done so much to help me, I am very grateful for our meeting. ❤️

Gentle Sleep Support

“Being a doula, having some experience and knowledge in the area of infant sleep, and literally having tried about a dozen various approaches, I wasn’t sure how helpful Julia’s service would be. She was awesome. She made quite the hike to visit our home, put together an amazing and thorough info package and checked in during the two week period following our meeting. She agreed that our case was a unique one, not the “worst” case but different for sure and worked through options. Months later, at our next sleep hurdle, I reached out to Julia to formulate a plan and select a new package. We had to hold off due to company and in the meantime tried our own strategy, which amazingly worked and has stuck. When I told Julia of our success she was genuinely congratulatory and did not try to “sell” me her services. Julia is compassionate and truly knows how to hold space for parents who are exhausted and who feel lost and helpless. I have already recommended her and would do it again.”


“Oh my gosh, we can’t thank you enough. Your visit left us in such a great mood. Every home needs you, I swear. My husband turned to me and said, “Julia is such a good listener”. You sure are. You are so supportive & reassuring.”

I can’t say enough good things about Julia. Some of the most honest and best parenting & life advice from one of the most sweetest person I know. Julia’s message is absolutely for everyone, whatever your circumstances, and it’s easy to see she puts her whole heart into this. ❤️” 


“She did her best night EVER last night… we no longer have bedtime battles and she has not regressed yet (even with a tooth popping out!). I cannot thank you enough! You took all the stress out of her sleep!!! I am forever grateful and will never hesitate to recommend you!!

Audio Testimonial for Gentle Sleep Support

A beautiful thank you message arrived from a Gentle Sleep Consulting client and she ever so kindly offered permission for me to share it.

This is a wonderful testimonial to the aspects of this work that ease your mind about your child’s sleep and take the weight of worry off your shoulders.

With this style of sleep support you feel validated, affirmed, and seen.

Often there are many sleep improvements with all of the small gentle tweaks we can make, but this testimonial in particular helps us know that we sometimes can feel so much better just going through the process and learning the norms, the science, and that you are not alone.

Thank you so much to this client for sharing her words with all of us.

Listen with sound on to hear her beautiful testimonial, but if you can’t I will transcribe it here as well.

“I just really want to say thank you for everything you do. 

You helped us SO much, and the support you gave us is so valuable to me and makes all the difference. And for me it’s money well spent. 

I think you are really awesome at what you do, and I hope you get the chance to help lots of other parents to realize what realistic sleep expectations are because I feel like if we could learn to accept things like sleep with babies and toddlers and all those other really hard things, if we could learn to accept it, and not try to change it so much, people might be happier. 

I know it took a big weight off my shoulders to find out what is normal with babies’ sleep, and knowing that that stuff is backed up by science, knowing that you are not alone, knowing that it’s normal, makes really a lot of difference especially in a world where we are bombarded by information from other people but also from the internet, especially regarding sleep. It makes things super confusing and super scary when you have a new baby. And it is already scary enough. 

So I feel like people like you need to keep doing what you are doing and I hope people really start turning towards things like that instead of sleep training.”

A Beautiful Testimonial for our Gentle Sleep Support

A beautiful thank you message arrived from a Gentle Sleep Consulting client and she ever so kindly offered permission for me to share it. This is a wonderful testimonial to the aspects of this work that ease your mind about your child's sleep and take the weight of worry off your shoulders. With this style of sleep support you feel validated, affirmed, and seen.Often there are many sleep improvements with all of the small gentle tweaks we can make, but this testimonial in particular helps us know that we sometimes can feel so much better just going through the process and learning the norms, the science, and that you are not alone. Thank you so much to this client for sharing her words with all of us.Listen with sound on to hear her beautiful testimonial, but if you can't I will transcribe it here as well. “I just really want to say thank you for everything you do. You helped us SO much, and the support you gave us is so valuable to me and makes all the difference. And for me it’s money well spent. I think you are really awesome at what you do, and I hope you get the chance to help lots of other parents to realize what realistic sleep expectations are because I feel like if we could learn to accept things like sleep with babies and toddlers and all those other really hard things, if we could learn to accept it, and not try to change it so much, people might be happier. I know it took a big weight off my shoulders to find out what is normal with babies' sleep, and knowing that that stuff is backed up by science, knowing that you are not alone, knowing that it's normal, makes really a lot of difference especially in a world where we are bombarded by information from other people but also from the internet, especially regarding sleep. It makes things super confusing and super scary when you have a new baby. And it is already scary enough. So I feel like people like you need to keep doing what you are doing and I hope people really start turning towards things like that instead of sleep training."

Posted by Intuition Parenting Support Services on Friday, February 22, 2019

Postpartum Doula Support

‘I cannot recommend Julia Nichol enough. She helped me with so many aspects of my recovery, both physical and emotional.  She drew me herb baths, gave me an essential oil massage, helped me with breastfeeding, and cleaned my kitchen.  She brought over delicious and nourishing home-cooked meals designed for recovery and immune support.  She was so open and easy to talk to that I ended up working through so many challenging postpartum emotions just by talking to her (the disappointment of having a cesarean over my planned home birth, the anxiety of managing two children – Julia has two littles as well – and the sadness of my first no longer being my baby, etc…).  She helped me to prioritize my own self care, and to normalize the very IDEA of prioritizing myself and my health in the journey of early motherhood.  She left me with a lot of resources, and continued to provide support even after our time together had come to a close (ex. emailing me a massage protocol for taking care of my stubborn cesarean scar that took forever to heal). I cannot say enough good things.’


“Julia helped me feel like myself again post pregnancy. She was a trusted person who managed to simultaneously rock my daughter in a sling while sweeping the floor so I could go outside on my own. She made delicious snacks and meals and provided a wise ear whenever I needed it. I recommended her to a number of friends for their postpartum care. I really appreciated having a few moments to myself to either get things done around the house, or getting some active alone time out of the house with a friend or my dog. Being able to relax out of the house, without the baby was only possible knowing that someone I trusted, who was very comfortable with babies, was caring for My little one.”~ Vicky & Steve


Julia is a breath of fresh air, she is respectful, non-judgemental, and was sensitive to our needs.  She helped us after our third was born in a challenging time for our family. She was quick and efficient and was great at seeing what needed to be done and jumped in willingly to get things done. She came into our home and didn’t stop from the time she arrived until she left, she helped us feel less overwhelmed as we adjusted. She has an infectiously positive energy that was wonderful to have in our home. Julia really listens and is an incredibly caring and attentive person. She was pleasant, friendly and easy to chat with and my kids enjoyed having her over as well. I would not hesitate to hire her or recommend her services to new parents or even more experienced ones such as ourselves who might find themselves needing some support. She even put together a tin of herbs for a lovely herbal bath for me to enjoy after she left. She helped us feel like we had support in a time when we were struggling and made a difficult time easier. Thanks again Julia!” ~ Laura & Mike


“Julia was available 24/7 during our postpartum stage and as a new mom this was invaluable. She helped to answer my thousands of questions and assisted me with everything from breastfeeding to meal prep! She offered different methods and theories which really helped ease my new mom anxieties. Julia is extremely knowledgeable and resourceful about all things baby and mamma! Julia is an amazing doula. My husband and I could not recommend her enough!”

Workshops

“I met Julia through two seminars that she was putting on at the local library and I can’t say enough good things about her! She is kind hearted, soft spoken, knowledgeable and overall a very caring and compassionate person. Being a Mom herself she is very relatable and made me feel like everything I was experiencing and going through was normal. She offered me support and guidance on how to approach the changes I was facing being a new mom trying to balance all of the duties and responsibilities that come with that, working full time, and being a wife not to mention the daily tasks of running a household. She has so much patience for one on one discussions and never made any question feel insignificant. Her presence in the community is truly amazing. I would highly recommend Julia for her wealth of knowledge as well as her kind hearted personality. It was very easy to speak to her and while I have not known her for very long it feels like we have known each other for years as she was that easy to open up to. I wish I would have known about all of her services earlier!”


I would absolutely recommend Julia, particularly to people who do not have family who will be helping out on a daily basis. For those who do have family helping out, the villagers workshop is really helpful prenatally, for managing expectations, and having an advocate for the new mom when it comes to parenting choices which may not be in line with what in-laws may have been accustomed to.”


“I’m so glad I attended Julia’s Postpartum Workshop! She shared insightful advice for the early days of motherhood in a fun and energetic way. I am keeping all her tips in mind as I start my own journey to motherhood!”

And some reviews about me! 

“I highly recommend Julia. I would, without a doubt, recommend her to my family and closest friends because she is an amazing person and I would trust her completely with the people I care about the most. Julia is extremely knowledgeable and caring about what she does and the people around her. On top of these great qualities, she spends a lot of time researching things to make sure that she comes up with the best solutions for any potential issue you may have. I’ve often consulted Julia, asking for recommendations on many things and, knowing how much time and effort she spends looking into things and how much she already knows, I knew that I wanted to follow whatever recommendation she had. She has my complete trust. Julia is also gifted with a great contagious energy that makes you feel good. She is the type of person that leaves you feeling calm, happy and important and is one of the rare persons that inspires me every time we meet.”


“Julia is so dedicated to helping mothers not only enjoy their infants and toddlers, but to understand that everything is not always going to go smoothly. Through her own personal struggles, and with the help of studied expertise she will give new Mothers confidence, understanding, and above all the tools to deal with all the big issues these little, tiny people cause. I am Julia’s Mother-in-law, I raised my son the old tried and true ways of my Mother, but I am so proud and humbled, that through her dedication my Granchildren have flourished. Julia has a gift, allow her to help ease your child rearing anxieties.” ~ Carol


“Julia is an absolutely amazing gift to all mothers! She has helped me in so many ways. I completely trust her with everything concerning my little boy. She is so open and non judgemental, I feel 100% comfortable with her.”