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“I'm sure that no one else could have supported me on such an intimate and sacred journey in the way that she did.”  

About Me

I have worked as an independent midwife in the South West since 1990.  I am based in Devon, occasionally working in Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset.  I completed my midwifery training in 1980 and then worked in small midwife led units and also as a community midwife in rural areas.

I left the NHS when policies came into play that meant I could no longer provide continuity of care to the women I was looking after.  This is extremely important to me.

I have four children of my own whose births taught me a lot about the importance of empowering women giving birth.

Julia Duthie with baby
"With my lovely midwife"
My Ethos

I feel passionately about supporting women and their partners to birth and welcome their babies the way they have chosen.  I am here to support you with your informed choices and to support you to listen to your body, your baby and your intuition.

I trust birth deeply.  I will do my utmost to keep your baby's birth as normal and as intervention free as you wish and as your and your baby’s safety allows.

Babies are conscious participants in their births and love to be treated as such.  Even when a birth does not go as planned, if you tell your baby what is being done and why, and that they are still very much loved and wanted, this will go a long way towards reducing the impact of interventions.

Julia Duthie - Independent Midwife - 01752 837706 / 07967 180879
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