Supporting growing families is my passion. I understand how joyful, but also overwhelming it can be to welcome your little one into your life.
Parents want only the best for their precious babies. With all the well-meant advice that comes from family, friends, media, books, and the internet, it can feel impossible to figure out what is truly ideal for your child. I strive to give parents the non-judgmental support and science-based knowledge they need in order to make the right decisions for their unique family.
I offer companionship and non-medical advice on breast, chest & bottle feeding, pumping, newborn care, recovery from birth, gentle sleep coaching, as well as physical and mental development of your baby.
I serve the greater San Diego Area including Encinitas, Del Mar, La Mesa, La Jolla, Carlsbad as well as Chula Vista. I'm experienced with twins, preemies, adoption, low birth weight, syringe & tube feeding and postpartum depression.
Lactation and Bottle Feeding Support
Science Based Advice
Gentle Sleep Coaching
Text and Email support
“What I like most about Annika is her philosophy. She was extremely emotionally connected to our baby, and really believes in meeting babies where they are, never pushing them. She is quite gentle and loving, yet also created a great routine that optimized our baby's ability to thrive with healthy feedings and good sleep."
“Unlike other nighttime doulas Annika is awake all night long. She is warm, detail-oriented and very professional (arrives on time, updates baby app from her phone, emails each morning with account of the night etc)."