My name is Julie Costen and I am a local Doula in Toronto, Ontario. I am currently taking the Maternal Support Practitioner course with BeboMia to receive my certification in fertility, birthing and postpartum care. Behind the Bump in Toronto, Ontario will be a place to grow and practice my passion for doula work. This passion stems from my desire to support women during birth and to meet the growing need for labour support in our community. It is now widely recognized that choosing to add a labour support person to one’s birth team can yield many positive benefits. A woman’s memories of her birth experiences last a lifetime and can have powerful effects on her self esteem and confidence. I am committed to helping women and their partners feel empowered and supported as they experience birth.