This is an image of Annie Kocher the doula’s CV/ resume. The text of the resume is as follows:
Brown University, Bachelor of Arts — Double Major in Comparative Literature
& German Studies 2014
Fulbright International Scholarship Grant 2015-16
Doula Trainings International Full Spectrum Doula Certification 2015
Born Into This (DTI) 2020
Rebozo Culture, History & Uses (Gena Kirby) 2020
The Doula’s Doula (Gena Kirby) 2020
Midwifery Finishing School (Karly Nuttall) 2019
Womb Care: Remedies and Massages with Ramiro Romero, Fundación Mujeres Bachué 2019
Art & Science of Breastfeeding with Indira Lopez Bassols, IBCLC 2017
Birthing Beyond The Binary | Models of Care Queer Practitioner Training 2017
Birthing Beyond The Binary | INTENTION: Pathways to Conception & Supporting Fertility
- for Care Providers 2017
AngelBirth Level 2 Practitioner Certification (The Women School) 2016-18
Spinning Babies Practitioner Training (Jennifer Walker) 2016
How We Birth with Michel Odent (Organizer and Participant) 2016
Yoga Practitioner: Vinyasa & Yin, since 2004
Annie Kocher is certified with Doula Trainings International. They are a speaker, educator, mentor, consultant and doula. Their work spans the fields of birth, reproductive justice, abortion care, pregnancy loss accompaniment (miscarriage, etc.), the postpartum and newborn period, nourishing new parents, lactation consulting, and queer and trans parenting. They provide uterine/ womb massage, fertility awareness counseling (Fruchtbarkeitsbewusstsein), and help folks with issues around sex, intimacy and concious family building. Self care is paramount in everything Annie teaches. Possibly the most radical political act for people who belong to structurally oppressed groups is to thrive.
Annie believes people can thrive when they learn how to navigate the rocky terrain of what we cannot change versus what we can, and get curious about what resistances they may have around caring for themselves, being abundantly nourished, and experiencing ample pleasure in every possible moment in life. Transforming this, Annie believes, will help change systems of oppression at their roots. Ultimately, with seventh generation thinking and heartfelt world-building--thinking and working on the most grassroots level, the level of the self--the world can and will change from the inside out. Which is the only meaningful way for it to change.
The most exciting new addition to Annie’s practice is providing gender transition doula care, which means holding space, offering resources, and caring for trans, non binary and gender non conforming folks who are going through some kind of gender transition/ coming to terms with their gender. This could include HRT (hormonal replacement therapy with estrogen or testosterone), top or bottom surgery, or neither.
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