Green Festival Speakers

Julie Freitas


Julie Freitas has been a doula and childbirth educator for the past 37 years. She teaches private childbirth education classes, and also works at the Westside Family Clinic, where she educates parents-to-be planning to deliver at UCLA and utilize Certified Nurse Midwives. Julie Freitas is the mother of three grown children, Terence, Kian, and Jennifer, and carries with her the wisdom derived from her own home births with both doctors and midwives. Her child-raising experiences include being an active part of the Waldorf School Community and later transitioning her children into public schools. She and her son Terrence have been active in many political and environmental actions and have appeared on both KPFK's The Lawyers Guild and Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman. She has also appeared on numerous television programs, discussing parenting and birth-related topics.