Anna was a caring, empathetic and fantastic postpartum doula for our family. She was able to easily identify our changing needs as individuals and as a family, and worked to meet them each visit.
She was with us during a challenging time, as we had rotating family in town, as well as a 2 year old that was greatly struggling with his new normal. Our infant also needed many unexpected doctors visits his first few weeks, and Anna never hesitated to adjust her schedule to accommodate, or utilize her contacts within the birthing community for when we needed referrals. She is gracious and easy to be around, and despite all of the people and emotions and noise in our small house, she never felt in the way. She easily handled all of the family and visitors, and was able to support my husband and I effortlessly.
She was such an integral and needed support during my postpartum period, and my husband and I could not have imagined how we would have fared without her.
It's really challenging to fully grasp who Anna has been for our family. I know the value of doulas, but I have to admit I will be referring all my patients to Anna. We, well I should say, my wife Victoria had done everything for a healthy conception, pregnancy, birth and postpartum but hiring Anna was easily the most impactful in not just her healing but our daughter Alana's and mine as well.
Anna was intuitive, she was deeply caring and she was a powerful guide ... in the end, we were so sad that our time with her ended ... she became a part of our family and we are so so grateful for her.
Anna, you are a gem in an already amazing birthing community here in San Diego. Whoever hires you onto their team is very very very fortunate .
Anna was the absolute best!!! She came into our lives at the perfect time. From the moment we met she displayed this confidence that I found to be extremely comforting especially when leaving your new baby with someone. Anna was so so good with my daughter and she is truly a wealth of knowledge on all things baby/parenthood and postpartum. Anna gave me the confidence I needed to be the best version of my self and my new identity as a mom. I wish she could've stayed with our family forever. I owe her so much for the growth and strength I now have because of her nurturing support.
Anna is amazing! She has a calm, comforting presence and truly has a knack for caring for others. She is able to jump right in, no matter what state you, your child/children or your home may be in, and helps in just the way you need without having to be told what to do. I felt effortlessly supported by Anna.
She was my lifeline as I adjusted to life with two after my daughter was born. Both of my children love her and I always felt comfortable leaving either or both of them in her expert hands. She played with my son and made and fed him meals while I cared for my daughter and expertly swaddled and held my daughter so I could have one on one time with my son. She made meals, meal prepped, folded countless loads of laundry, vacuumed, picked up groceries, and always made sure that I got time to shower or otherwise take some time for myself during her visits.
She also always had something special for me at each visit, whether it be a delicious snack or tea, a guided meditation, or an herbal bath soak. I cannot recommend Anna enough! She is truly excellent at what she does!
There are seriously no words to describe how Anna positively impacted my postpartum experience. She's amazing! She nurtured me through my postpartum experience after giving birth, and nurtured me through a pregnancy loss 1.5 years later as well. She made meals (oh, the magical broth), she did dishes, she held my baby while my partner and I napped, she helped me transition as my partner went back to work full time, she helped me with my breast pump, she bound my belly (its a thing), SHE DID ALL THE THINGS. Anna does all the things. She's magic. Hire her. She will bring her magic and do all the things for you and then you'll be magic and can do all the things for your family.
Anna was supportive, resourceful, and so helpful in navigating the big adjustment of becoming parents for the first time. She was here from day one when we came home from the hospital and honestly, we would have never been able to make this transition the way we did with she support. Having her there to answer questions we didn't know and reassure us, was a huge relief.
There are only a handful of people we would fully trust our baby with and Anna is one of them. She were so great and we won't forget it.
"Thank you so much for today- you literally kept us alive." - after a particularly rough night.
"It has been so so amazing having your support and we can't thank you enough for all the warmth, joy and help you've provided. Thanks for being so responsive, gentle, patient and kind with us. It's hard to imagine getting through those early weeks without you two. The prenatal planning session with Lara and Anna, was invaluable! as were all the times you provided reassurance via text or contacts or resources. We are so grateful to you for all you've done for our family."