Julie Bell

Warburton VIC 03 5966 5980
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Julie Bell – mother, doula, herbalist and activist – is the heart behind Blissful Herbs, which has become a household name across Australia for providing nurturing herbal teas, bath herbs, salves and tinctures for people who love natural living and the healing gifts of nature.

After training as a Registered Nurse and working for two decades as a volunteer humanitarian worker in Asia, Julie returned to Australia. Having experienced 4 glorious homebirths along the way, Julie arrived fired up with a passion to serve birthing families and to support women in reclaiming their own birth-right and birth power. She completed her doula training in 2005 and since then has served hundreds of families in her capacity as birth and post-natal doula.

It is the passion of Julie’s life to support women in realizing their personal power and learning to wield it un-apologetically. It is the joy of Julie’s life to be allied with a remarkable cohort of creative and inspiring women who are a force of love and change in the world. Julie is the eternal student and constant journey-woman, always seeking, learning, discovering and expecting.

As a birth rights passionista, Julie has been at the fore-front of activism to retain and reclaim birthing rights and choices in Australia and globally. Julie’s life-long study of herbs and natural healing continued with completing the Advanced Diploma of Western Herbal Medicine in 2016.

Julie believes that birth wisdom and herb wisdom are ways by which people are able to re-connect with nature and their own innate wisdom, and that this knowledge is generous and abundant, free to all who with an open heart and mind, hungry to learn. Over and over again, Julie has been privileged to watch in amazement the true work of the doula: the paradigm shift that occurs in an individual woman as she realises her own power and potential and walks into her future, strong and confident, rooted and grounded in the truth and wisdom she had carried within her, all along.

Into her 50s and beyond, Julie intends to continue to live radically, wage peace and make revolution. She has no plans to go quietly.

Name Julie Bell
Business Name Blissful Herbs & Melbourne Doula Birth Support
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Phone Number 03 5966 5980
Email melbournedoula@bigpond.com
Doula since 1998
Standard Fee $1,500
Services and Pricing information


This is your chance for you to interview me and ask any questions, and for us to get to know each other.

FREE if you travel to me.

$100.00 if I travel to you.

This $100.00 is deducted from the total fee if you elect to engage me as your Doula.


* Labour and Birth Support plus 6 pre and post natal visits
* Herbalist Consultation (worth $65.00)
* Blissful Herbs products for your pregnancy, birth & babymoon to the value of $100.00
* Use of Birth Pool in a Box Professional birth pool, including new liner, worth $100.00
* Post Natal Bliss bath ceremony, prepared by your doula, with herbs, flowers, candles, music and your baby brought to you in the bath, followed by a post natal massage
* Post-natal nourishing meal, prepared by your doula and brought to your door
* Post-natal berry & placenta smoothie
* Rebozo "closing ceremony"


* 3 pre-natal consultations, Labour & Birth support, 2 post-natal visits
* Blissful Herbs products for your pregnancy, birth & babymoon to the value of $50.00


* 1 pre-natal consultation, Labour & Birth support, 1 post-natal visit
* Blissful Herbs products for your pregnancy, birth & babymoon to the value of $20.00

And now for our amazing discounts!

Earlybird discount:
$100.00 discount if you are able to pay in full prior to the birth.
Please chat to me about payment plans.

Homebirth discount:
$100.00 discount if planning a homebirth, as I am aware you will also be paying for midwifery.

Local Area discount:
$100.00 discount if you live within 30 km of Warburton.

Repeat Customer discount:
$100.00 discount if I have previously served as your doula.

(This means, that, if you live near me, it's your second birth with me, you're having a homebirth, and you are able to complete payment prior to the birth, you could potentially save $400.00 off the total cost!)

All 3 Birth Support Packages include:

* Unlimited phone and email contact

* I am on call 24/7 from 37 weeks until your baby is born

* Use of my extensive lending library (DVDs, books, articles, The Pink Kit)

* Birth ball & birth mat loan

* Birth pool hire - Birth Pool in a Box Professional. Includes hose, tap attachments, pumps etc.You just need to purchase a new liner ($40.00)

* Breastfeeding support, information and resources

* Parenting support, information and resources

* Birth photography

* Birth story

* Back-up Doula, available to meet with you at your request

* Rebozo "closing ceremony" post birth, at your request.

* Information about placenta encapsulation, belly binding etc

* Care of the placenta as per your instructions for freezing, tincture, encapsulation, Lotus Birth etc

If you think having a Doula will be a helpful addition to your birth team, I would be delighted to hear from you.

Phone me on 5966 5980, or email melbournedoula@bigpond.com

Antenatal Visits
Antenatal - Birth Planning
Antenatal - Mother Blessings
Birth - Back Up Doula
Birth - Rebozo/positioning techniques
Postnatal Visits
Postnatal - Birth Debriefing
Postnatal - Breastfeeding support
Postnatal - Sleep and settling support
Postnatal - Overnight support
Postnatal - Belly Binding
Postnatal - Closing the Bones Ceremony
Country Australia
State/Province Victoria
distance: 1,786 Kilometers
Address Warburton VIC