investment $1500

A one-time travel fee of $100 will be applied for clients that live and/or birth outside of a 45 minute travel distance. 

may you feel safe, powerful & loved.

your body • your birth • your baby

birth support

birth support & photography

childbirth Education

"Working with Jillian was the difference between having the birth experience the hospital gives everyone and having an experience that was uniquely ours. 

Jillian is a wonderful cheerleader and advocate to have with you during birth and I could not recommend her enough! She was integral to my birthing experience and I am so grateful I was able to work with her."


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"She was so gentle and encouraging while I was in labor and she made me feel so SAFE and comfortable. I am so thankful for her and her role in the birth of my daughter."


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It is my intention for you to feel supported, safe, and informed during your pregnancy,  birth, and beyond! There are many ways to cope in labor and my desire is to support you in finding what works for you in each moment. 

Birth Support

Details & Pricing

Allie Weaver Interiors

While I am by your side as your doula, Iam able to capture the meaningful moments of your story so that can focus on bringing baby into this world, and welcoming them with those first hugs and kisses, knowing those moments will be yours forever. 

Birth Support & Photography

"Well looking at those just made me cry!! Oh my gosh, I cannot even begin to thank you enough for capturing that for us! Being able to look back on her birthday through those photos is the most special wonderful gift."

"There is so much beauty and love captured in those photos, they will be cherished for the rest of lives. We cannot wait to show [Baby] her birth story and that is possible because of you!"


details & pricing


A comprehensive childbirth education class that is designed to connect you with your partner and your community. Lots of of hands-on activities and challenges to practice your new skills so you can go forth and birth like the badass you are!

Childbirth Ed

DEtails & Pricing

I love nothing more than seeing a birthing person step into their power and navigate their experience in their own way.
I am a birth nerd! I read & collect all the birthy books, love listening to birth podcasts, and waking up to the sounds of labor.

Hi, I'm Jillian!

Bending Rivers Photo

I love the work I do  and deeply respect the power of birth  in all its forms. 
I am a big fan of informed consent and  will fully support you and your choices during your pregnancy, birth and postpartum. 

Allie Weaver Interiors

I am a trauma-informed, inclusive birthworker living in Wilmington, NC with my crew - my husband, our four kiddos, two dogs, and guinea pig.
When I’m not at a birth, or talking birth with someone, you can find me hanging with my kiddos, preferably in nature; on my yoga mat; drinking tea, or eating delicous food somewhere. I love the beach at sunrise, do best in cooler weather, and am always dreaming of another adventure to explore some mountains. 

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Bending Rivers Photo

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Now booking for October 2024 and beyond! Click the Check My Availability button to confirm I'm available for your due time and to schedule a consult.  Questions can be submitted below.

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 I love working with ALL families and am experienced in supporting VBAC, HBAC; first-time or experienced parents; those expecting multiples or singletons; conception after IUI/IVF; families who have experienced loss; and including single parents, adoptive parents, LBGTQIA+ parents, and military families. I support folks who are choosing to birth at home with a midwife, and those who choose to birth in the hospital too. 

      Serving all families in Southeastern NC​
New Hanover County · Brunswick County · Onslow County · Pender County
Wilmington · Carolina Beach · Kure Beach · Wrightsville Beach · Ogden · Castle Hayne · Monkey Junction · Leland · Porters Neck · Winnabow · Southport · Oak Island · Holden Beach · Shallotte · Caswell Beach · Ocean Isle Beach · Sunset Beach · Boiling Spring Lakes · Belville · Bolivia · Calabash · Carolina Shores · Navassa · Sandy Creek · St. James · Varnamtown · Waccamaw · Rocky Point · Hampstead · Atkinson · Burgaw · Surf City · Topsail Beach · Wallace · Watha · St. Helena · Jacksonville · Holly Ridge · North Topsail Beach · Richlands · Swansboro · Sneads Ferry · Hubert 

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Jillian Bretz: Birth & Beyond Doula