Queer Birth and Postpartum Doula in Berlin

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I am holding space for a better world to be born through inclusion, information liberation, and grassroots care work.

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Do you or your partner(s) speak a language other than German as your native tongue? Are you looking for a knowledgeable, bilingual, non- judgmental companion to see you through birth? 

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I can't tell you how often parents tell me, "I wish I had spent more time preparing for nursing and postpartum; that turned out to be when I needed the most help!"  

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Considering gender transition or already in process with it? Looking for a knowledgeable, non-judgemental, caring companion to hold space for your journey? I offer sliding scale doula care during HRT, top/ bottom surgery, and non-medical gender transition. 

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We sincerely believe Annie is a natural-born healer; from the powerful, perfectly pinpointed massages and intuitive physical support she gave during our very long delivery to her kind, soulful, and empathetic approach to every conversation and situation, she played an invaluable, integral role in our child’s introduction to the world. 

 

As newcomers to Germany, we were thrilled to meet Annie. Not only did she walk us through the often complicated, intimidating process of having a baby in Berlin, but she also helped us find a wonderful midwife who complemented her own skills, capably talked through the variety of options for the delivery process, and helped us post-delivery with breastfeeding expertise.

 

Most importantly, though, Annie was an incredible source of encouragement and support. She was our advocate throughout this life-changing experience, and made us feel supported and empowered as a team in every decision we made. She is both highly knowledgeable—easily referencing the latest studies and various schools of thought—and a peaceful, reassuring presence. We can’t imagine our pregnancy or our baby boy’s birth without Annie. We can’t recommend her enough.

 

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"Doulas nurture and support the birthing person throughout labor and birth. Their essential role is to provide continuous labor support to the birthing person, no matter what decisions they makes or how they give birth. Labor support is defined as the therapeutic presence of another person, in which human-to-human interaction with caring behaviors is practiced.

Importantly, the doula’s role and agenda are tied solely to the birthing person’s agenda. This is also known as primacy of interest. In other words, a doula’s primary responsibility is to the birthing person—not to a hospital administrator, nurse, midwife, or doctor." -Evidence Based Birth

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WHAT IS A DOULA?

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