Plane Beginnings Wellness mission is to provide quality, credentialed, responsible nutrition counseling and childbirth labor assistance and education.

Thank you for visiting Plane Beginnings Wellness Center. Birth, childbirth education and nutrition are my life’s passions. I have the experience and commitment to provide you with the best possible nutrition, childbirth laboring, and postpartum care. I look forward to helping you pursue your birth hopes and health plans.

My birth philosophy

Birth is a normal process of life. It occurs best when the process is supported by caring and trained professionals who respect the birthing mother and her family. My approach to birthing is to insure the mother receives the best care possible: educational, emotional and physical support during labor and excellent breast feeding and postpartum care after delivery. I would be happy to supply references from my past childbirth class parents and/or birth and postpartum clients.


Assisting families in childbirth since 1990 has provided life changing experiences. Becoming a DONA certified birth Doula in 1997 has continued the opportunity to share births with  laboring women and their partners. By certifying as a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator in 2004, educating women in pregnancy, labor and delivery, breastfeeding and infant care continues my commitment to the childbearing family. Becoming a DONA certified postpartum Doula in 2013 expands my opportunity to assist families after their birth.

As a Registered Dietitian, working as a dietitian in hospitals, universities, nutrition product development and private practice have provided a wide range of experiences. Consider scheduling a nutrition consultation to discuss your personal dietary needs.
Owner Julie Harker Buck Ed.D., MHE, RD, CD (DONA)
Registered Dietitian, Certified DONA Birth and Postpartum Doula, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and ALACE trained lactation educator

What is a doula?

A professional who offers support to women and families during the childbearing year. Birth doulas provide continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a mother during the prenatal period and during and after birth. Postpartum doulas provide support to families during their newborn’s first weeks of life.

Questions to ask a doula

1. What is your philosophy of birth?
2. What experience/training have your had?
3. What are your fees?
4. Do you have past clients that I could contact?
Visit www.DONA.org or call 888.788.3662 for more information and a doula in your area.
Use contact page to send message to Julie.