Birth Fee: $1200 to $1600
Fee Details: Swedish Hospital Doula- serving all Swedish hospital locations
Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 80 births attended
Clients per Month: 1 to 5Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
I would highly recommend Anna as a doula. It's hard to put into words exactly what sets her apart, but there's definintly something special about her. I think she has a confidence to her that makes you feel confident in yourself. She makes you feel like you are capable and competant and that your birthing experience will be positive! She listens to what you want and what is most important to you and helps support you in the way that you want. I had a great birth. This was despite the fact that very little went the way that I had planned. (But, I had also planned for nothing to go as planned, so there you go.) I felt very positive and very empowered by the experience and I believe Anna's support was a key part of that. I felt like she speaks clearly and candidly without overstepping and helps guide you in explaining or exploring how you feel about different options.
Anna is an amazing person and incredible Doula. Anna helped me understand what was going on and walked everything with me during labor and especially in delivery. Because I was having my first baby I was nervous and scared. Anna made sure I was calm and ready to meet my baby. Anna's great massage,advice and her great personality helped me go thru delivery, labor and recovery. She's also very resourceful and helped me answer all the questions I had after my baby was here. From breastfeeding to keeping my baby girl calm.I learnt so much from Anna. I really appreciate everything you have done for me! Thank you!!
Anna was there for the things we needed but didn’t know we would. She provided the calm, collected energy that helped me to tackle all the unexpecteds that arose during my sons delivery. We met her a little late in my pregnancy but it didn’t take long to feel comfortable with and trust her. She provided reassurances and information that our doctors simply don’t have time for. I love the time she took to see me postpartum; she was instrumental in my success with breastfeeding. She is.a part of our journey and we are so thankful for everything she did.
Anna is an amazing doula. We hired her early on during my pregnancy with my first baby. She met with my husband and me several times and listened to our concerns with compassion and provided constructive advice for how to prepare and what to consider when the day arrived. One of the really helpful pieces of advice was to practice J breathing during the final months of pregnancy. When the day arrived, she helped us problem solve and ask for more time in the hospital before adding potosin to the process. She was with me the whole time so my husband could get rest (which was needed with a 24+ hour labor!) Throughout our months with her, she never expressed any judgement and was really great at asking questions to get us thinking and preparing. She also gives the best hugs during contractions and keeps everything calm, she's the best!
We are forever grateful that Anna chose to work with us for the birth of our daughter!
Like many expecting mothers, my birth plan changed dramatically. We went from planning for an all-natural childbirth to a necessary planned cesarean section, because my little one was in a breech position with the cord wrapped around her neck.
Anna was an incredible resource, helping us explore all the other options while making me feel empowered and safe to make the best decision for our family.
With her guidance, we felt happy and relaxed going into our daughter's birthday. I had the best birth experience, and I will cherish it forever! For me, knowing what to expect and having her there to guide us made me feel safe, reduced my anxiety, and made me truly able to have a positive birth experience.
Anna was with us every step of the way through our daughter's birth, and her postpartum support was also a beacon of light in a very confusing time!
To the expecting parents reading this review: People are going to have a lot of opinions and advice for you, much of which can be unsolicited. Anna will help you filter out the noise.
I felt comforted knowing that Anna had the years of experience with a range of births to guide me through my very first birth.
We would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone we know expecting!
Anna is an excellent Doula! She is knowledgeable, caring, warm, considerate and passionate. I always felt comfortable in Anna's presence. Anna helped me to establish a positive mindset for my birthing experience, by empowering me. I truly believe this helped me in the delivery of my baby. She helped me to take control of my birthing experience, and followed my birth preferences which ultimately led to a positive outcome in the end for me. I highly recommend Anna to all mama's out there.
Anna DiCicco was one of several doulas we had planned to interview for our upcoming birth. She was the first doula we interviewed, and felt an immediate connection that compelled us to cancel our interviews with other doulas and move forward with Anna. It’s hard to put into words how fortunate we are to have Anna’s love and support throughout this transformative event in our lives. Anna conveys a sense of confidence, strength, and peace that manifested in the way that she cared for us before, during, and after the birth.
Before the birth, she helped us recognize our priorities, prepared us mentally and spiritually, and communicated with us in a way that assured her support. During the birth, she followed our lead by request, providing the space and freedom to handle the situation at hand, but she intuitively intervened when the time was right. Anna is highly adaptable to any situation, and particularly sensitive to the needs and preferences of her clients. After the birth, Anna made sure we were getting all the support that we needed, and was genuinely interested in our well-being and transition into parenthood.
Overall, we couldn’t have asked for a better experience than what we had with Anna, and we highly recommend Anna to anyone embarking in their new life journey. We greatly look forward to working with her again when we’re ready for the next baby!
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