Birth Fee: $1200
Postpartum Rate: $40
Birth Doula Experience: 2 years
Postpartum Doula Experience: 3 years
Clients per Month: 3 to 5 births and 2 to 3 postpartum familiesAttends hospital births? All Hospitals
Languages spoken: English
Service Area MapArea of practice: Seattle, WA
Anne was an absolute gem. I would recommend her in a heartbeat. She helped our family several nights a week while my husband was transitioning back to work. I didn't fully appreciate how much the first 6 weeks with a newborn had taken out of me until I got a FULL night's sleep and woke up feeling like I had superpowers! Anne was caring, thoughtful, trustworthy, and very intuitive with our needs. She’s an excellent communicator and working with her was extraordinarily easy and comfortable. We feel blessed to have found her and would love to work with her again in the future!
Anne was really great! She stayed with us the entire time and her quiet confidence put my husband and I at ease. Anne was very responsive when we told her we were in labor and she followed our lead (which was great!). We initially had some ideas of how we wanted our labor to go but as it was our first time going through it, we soon found that reality looked very different than expectation. Although Anne was aware of our original birth plan from our time together beforehand, she rolled with the punches and really met us where we were at. Anne was very encouraging to my husband and helped him in supporting me through labor. A really special touch was that Anne took a few pictures (with our permission) of us meeting our son, which is one of my most prized possessions. We were so happy that Anne was there throughout our experience and we would highly recommend her!
Hiring Anne to be our doula was the best decision we made. I had a somewhat complicated pregnancy and we had to be induced, and Anne was such a calm and gentle spirit the whole time. I turned to her many times during pregnancy for advice, and she always had great evidence-based advice for me. She was the perfect support I needed during my long labor - friendly but not annoyingly cheerful, quick to action, and had many wonderful techniques to reduce pain. I felt completely comfortable with her, like a sister or old friend. She truly has a gift. Thank you Anne for all you’ve done for us!
Anne provided an outstanding support to our family during the first three moths after the birth of our daughter. Anne was caring, patient, reliable, compassionate and knowledgable, and it was calming to have her around. She took great care of our newborn daughter, providing valuable advice, making us feel confident and helping with light household chores. I felt calm and reassured leaving her with my daughter while going to yoga class or meeting a friend for lunch. Frankly, I can’t imagine how we could have got through this challenging time without her support. I would highly recommend Anne’s post-partum support.
I hired Anne as a postpartum doula and I am so glad that I did. Initially I had Anne coming twice a week and then I transitioned to once a week once my baby got a little older. I enjoyed having Anne come over because it not only gave me a break so I could take a nap but Anne was also great at giving me tips and tricks for caring for my baby. When my baby had trouble breastfeeding she gave me some different positions to try one of which worked. Also my baby was a difficult napper and Anne would take her and always managed to get her to nap so I learned a lot from watching her. Anne also helped me around the house with restocking my changing station, diaper changes, packing diaper bag, prepping for activities outside the house, watching her so I could go grocery shopping. I always looked forward to having Anne coming over and I highly recommend her.
I strongly recommend Anne as a doula. Anne is bright, warm, professional, knowledgeable, and supportive. Our prenatal visits helped us establish a repoire and helped my partner and I prepare to achieve my goal of an unmedicated birth. She helped my partner and I make important decisions regarding our birth plan and potentially inducing labor by providing us with evidence-based research and walking us through the pros and cons of our options. During the birth, she was unfailingly attentive and encouraging, acting as my advocate and support person in myriad ways, from keeping me hydrated to helping me manage pain with various techniques. She never left my side during the intense stages of my labor and delivery. Anne played a pivotal role in helping me have a natural birth. Both before and after the birth, Anne consistently responded promptly to my calls, emails and texts, and after the birth, she was proactive about reaching out to me to check on me and offer support and affirmation. She went above and beyond in terms of making herself available and helping us via phone and in our home during our difficult first few postpartum weeks. Both in terms of birth and postpartum support, in sum, Anne made me feel prepared, secure, comfortable, and capable. She's a great choice of doula.
We hired Anne after the birth of our first son and it was the best decison we made. We had a bad sleeper on our hands and both my husband and I were extremely exhuasted and barely functioning. Anne came into our home and made us feel comfortable from the very first meeting. Anne was absolutely wonderful with our son and went above and beyond our expectations. I could be a better mom because of the support Anne gave our family. I would absolutely work with Anne again and recommend her to any new families who need a little extra help. Thank you Anne!
Anne started working with us as a postpartum doula shortly after our son was born. We are so thankful we had her there with us to help transition us into parenthood smoothly. She helped us learn how to care for our baby from soothing him to bathing him. She was very supportive and kind when we had emotionally difficult times and worked us through them, always making us feel like she had our back. We also felt like she really knew and cared about our baby, which meant so much. She picked up the slack around the house from making sure the bed was made to petting the cats. Thank you so much, Anne!
Anne initially provided postpartum doula support for me less than a month after I had given birth to my son. She has continued to provide postpartum doula support throughout his first year. She is wonderful with my son! She is very capable and comfortable caring for newborns. She is also so supportive of my needs as a new mom! I am so thankful that we have Anne as a resource, and I am happy to recommend her services to expectant and new parents!
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