Annie Stephenson

Postpartum Day Doula

Annie believes she was put on this earth to be a mother. And yet following a painful struggle with infertility, when she finally welcomed the birth of her first child, she felt so totally overwhelmed with everything that came with motherhood: the physical and emotional chaos caused by hormones and sleep deprivation and the stress from the challenges she faced with breastfeeding. Annie’s own challenges during these first few months of motherhood are what led her to her work as a postpartum doula. Not only does she love the newborn phase, she brings with her an ability to empathetically nurture parents who are perhaps experiencing that same sense of overwhelm she experienced. 

Annie is a DONA trained postpartum doula. She brings with her a passion for babies, a sense of groundedness and intuition, and wholehearted empathy for the new parents’ experiences. Her goal as a postpartum doula is to provide compassionate and nurturing care, to validate new parents’ feelings, normalize their concerns, and to work alongside them to empower them with the knowledge they need to become confident and capable parents. She has come to understand that no two families, babies or postpartum periods are alike, and aims to provide non-judgemental, evidence-based physical and emotional support while tending to the unique needs of each family. She also serves as a trusted resource for all of your postpartum recovery needs in Marin County and the Bay Area. 

 

Annie lives in Mill Valley with her husband and blended family of 4 kids. When she’s not working or momming, Annie loves to hike the endless trails of Marin County, meditate and do yoga with her husband, and spend as much time outside soaking in the California weather with friends and family.  She is equally obsessed with dogs as she is babies, so she promises to love your fur babies as much as she loves your little human!

  • Clear background check

  • CPR/First aid certified

  • Current on all vaccines (including Covid-19)

  • Specializes in daytime support including infant care and soothing techniques, feeding support, household organization and establishing healthy sleep and feeding routines to maximize night time sleep 

Client Testimonials

Annie has been an absolute godsend for our family. She helped me gain confidence in so many facets of new motherhood - from my first trip out of the house, how to maneuver all of our baby gear, to simply helping me understand how to interact and spend time with my new baby. Annie is intuitive, kind beyond words, warm, and supportive. During those delicate weeks after welcoming our baby, Annie was an incredibly calming and reassuring presence in our home. She helped me connect with my baby as well as myself, and I simply can't imagine going through those early weeks of motherhood without her by our side. Annie made a huge imprint on our hearts, and will forever be considered family.

~Liz O

I am endlessly grateful for Annie and her support with me and my baby girl and my only regret was that I didn’t find her sooner!! As a first time mom, I was overwhelmed with anxiety around feeding, sleeping and making sure my baby was healthy and happy. Annie not only listened to and validated my worries, but she helped me overcome my anxieties one by one. The safety and comfort she brought to our home helped me become more comfortable in my new mom skin. From helping me take time for self care to finding the best ways to interact with my baby, and even guiding me through some tough sleep regressions, Annie was a constant guiding voice and strong support system. She is now the voice in my head helping to calm and guide me during challenging moments, and I can’t thank her enough for that!

~Paige

I can’t say enough good things about my time with Annie. Before baby arrived, she helped me prepare myself and my home for the postpartum period. After the dust settled and my mom/MIL went home, I am so thankful that we had Annie to help me adjust to life as a first time mom. In those early weeks, when everything was new and a bit scary, Annie guided us through many elements of newborn care.  She was there for our first bath, taught us a good nap routine and helped me prep for my first solo flight with baby. She kept me fed, hydrated and well rested/relaxed, which was especially important as my husband transitioned back to work. On top of all the baby help, she became best friends with our bernedoodle puppy, which made his adjustment to our new normal much easier as well. Just watching Annie with my daughter taught me so much and I am very thankful for the time we had with her! 

~Rachael G.

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Postpartum Package:
$60/Hr, $70/hr multiples
Additional fees: parking/bridge tolls
  • Free consultation
  • Add on Welcome Home ($300)
  • Add on Nursery Prep Visit ($200)
  • Professional advice and group messaging for parents
  • Expert referrals for lactation, sleep consultant, pediatricians, pelvic floor
  • Helping establish healthy feeding and sleeping routines

 

GGDA's Package includes:

*Monthly Educational Workshops

*Online Breastfeeding clinics

*Online Pelvic Floor clinics

*Online Movement Classes (Prenatal and Postnatal)

*Monthly Educational Workshops

*Online Prenatal and Postnatal Movement Classes (once a month)

Contact Email: mt.tam.mamas@gmail.com
Contact Number: (415) 377-4466
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