Hi and welcome to Southeast Doula Care!
My name is Annika, I am a trained Labour and Postpartum Doula and mother of three living in Wexford.
I came to doula work after the birth of my second child left both my partner and I with a bitter taste. My postpartum recovery was tainted by the birth trauma I had to work through while looking after a toddler and a newborn so not an ideal situation! All I knew was, I needed something but I didn’t know what that was so I began researching. And I came across the term “Doula”. I can’t tell you how much I wished I had known about Doulas before, that’s exactly what we had been missing: the support of a dedicated, knowledgeable person who is only there for us. I learned that a positive pregnancy, labour and postpartum time, for me, was entirely depending on knowing ALL of my options, being able to make my decisions and ultimately being in control of what’s happening.
I am passionate about offering non-judgmental support and information to expectant and new families from pregnancy through all types of birth and into family life. Having had both hospital and home births, I have a broad knowledge base and my aim is to help you achieve the best birth and postpartum experience for you.
I am also a trained Friends of Breastfeeding Buddy since 2016 and a member of the Friends of Breastfeeding National Committee since 2017.