Julia Wilson is the author of Blissful Birth - The Handbook. A mother of five, she is an international advocate for natural childbirth and has been supporting families in pregnancy, birth and the post-natal period for well over a decade. Julia is passionate about natural childbirth and works from a holistic perspective. She also writes on topics regarding pregnancy and birth for magazines and websites such as Conscious Living, Natural Parenting, Natural Family and Kindred (previously Byron Child.) Julia was Australian country contact for America's Midwifery Today International Programme and former treasurer of the mid-North Coast Homebirth Group. She has been instrumental in popularizing the role of the doula in Australia through her work in the media. Julia runs workshops, classes and seminars, based on the philosophy outlined in her book.