We absolutely loved working with Annie. At every step of the way, she was exactly what we needed. During pregnancy, she walked us through the whole birth process, so that we felt calm and prepared. As a non-German speaker, it also made my whole pregnancy feel calmer to know that we would have Annie there with us, to translate the German, as well as the 'medical' during delivery. When it came time for labor, we very much felt in the hands of an experienced professional, but Annie also has the warmth of a close friend there to reassure us, guide us, and see us through labor and delivery.
At every stage, I have so appreciated Annie's approach---- extremely knowledgeable, with ideas and guidance based on her research and experience, but also with the fundamental goal of supporting us to make the decisions that worked best for us. I have been so glad to have Annie's support in this, and would highly recommend her to anyone!"
KATIE & HOLGER
"From the first moment we met Annie, we were amazed by her extensive knowledge and naturally positive approach. I felt I could ask her anything and she would always elaborate on all options and fully respect my wishes. In our sessions before the birth, she gave me so much confidence and helped me believe in myself and in my natural instincts, and this came to a climax during my birth.
My delivery went better than I could have imagined, completely natural and relatively quick, and I attribute a lot of this to Annie being with us. She gave us full support while allowing me and my husband our privacy and intimacy. Annie is so sensitive, I did not have to speak—(at times I couldn't)—but she knew exactly what would help me and how to suggest it, in her special quiet and reassuring manner.
I could not imagine my birth without Annie and can only hope she will be available for all my future babies."
ELIYA & DAVID
I believe some people are just special, and Annie is certainly one of them...She helped us plan and navigate this emotional and amazing path of delivering a baby in the calmest of ways. Annie understood all our aspirations, fears and risks, but more so our hopes. Her support allowed us to bring our little boy into this world in a safe, calm and loving way, and we are thankful for her expertise and wisdom.
My husband is from Germany----he and his family are from Cologne----and I am from Argentina. So by definition it would be just us when baby would arrive. Same as with our first baby, we started our doula-finding journey very early in our pregnancy. Annie was recommended to us, and it was a match made in heaven!
We were also glad we were able to have Annie assisting us when the baby was home, particularly when we were exhausted and she stayed overnight allowing us to recover and be fitter the next day!"
GLADYS & KONSTANTIN
BIRTH & POSTPARTUM
Annie is born to be a doula. She is caring, compassionate, extremely knowledgeable and bring such peaceful, calm energy. I am so grateful to have had Annie by my side while giving birth to my second child.
I know for sure that the natural birth of my second child went so smoothly because of the amazing support I received from Annie. She was able to give me emotional support throughout the experience, excellent guidance (she encouraged me to follow my instincts), plus she exercised effective communication skills and also gave me magical massages throughout labor and during painful contractions. She really is very talented.
If you are in any doubt at all as to whether you need a doula or would like a doula by your side during labor then go for it, if it's an option for you. I highly recommend that you contact Annie. The benefits that my husband and I experienced from having her there are endless.
I felt so healthy emotionally and physically immediately after the birth and to this day (four weeks later), and this is because of Annie's support and how her involvement enabled me to avoid complications and allowed me to enjoy the experience. It's fantastic for me to be able to spend these early weeks with my newborn without any stress. I feel relaxed and energised. Thank you, Annie!"
LOUISE & MIKE
We were so grateful to have Annie as our doula for the birth of our daughter. The talks we had before the birth and the support during labor enabled us to have a positive and beautiful birth. Her knowledge and support in breastfeeding in the weeks after birth were also invaluable."
RACHEL & PHIL
I wasn't sure that I needed a doula in the beginning, but now I can't imagine not having had Annie there to support us throughout the birth experience of our little guy! Her genuinely sweet and caring nature was so important during my labor/birth. She made sure I was properly hydrated and comfortable (as much as one can be during labor anyway). I didn't have to deal with anything except being in the moment of my labor.
In our meetings, it was always so easy to discuss the joys/worries and expectations I had during the whole process (from pregnancy to postpartum) with her as well. Especially helpful was her knowledge of all the physical/emotional changes each stage can bring. She also gives amazing massages! Thank you, Annie!"
KANA & JOE
Having Annie's help at night during the first three weeks of my baby's life was a life saver. I didn't initially think I needed night help but Annie suggested it. The absolute best nights were when she was here.
She helped me to establish a good latch when breastfeeding and rubbed my sore feet and back during the endless hours of feeding a newborn. She also held the baby for countless hours so I could rest knowing someone was keeping a close eye on him."
My husband and I refer to Annie as "magic." Her calming and nurturing nature puts you at ease within seconds. She's kind and nonjudgemental and helped us immensely."
Throughout my pregnancy, birth and postpartum Annie was a constant