Annie Kocher, CD is a queer feminist doula based in Berlin, Germany. They are a bilingual (Deutsch & English), internationally certified, full spectrum caregiver for the perinatal period. Annie offers compassionate, evidence-based birth companionship, postpartum care, and more.
The whole team---midwife, partner, and doula---assembles to care for Shanay as she breathes and opens. @paulinetakesphotos
My practice is founded in reverence for birthing people, respect for radical vulnerability, passion for creating safe spaces, and appreciation of unconventional, queer and gender non-conforming experiences of fertility and parenting. My work is based in an anti-oppression framework in which I prioritize slowness, awareness, openness, and other pre-patriarchal ways of being.
In our world, having body literacy as a birth giver is radical.
Finding power within, as opposed to fighting for power over, is radical.
Embracing chaos, the unknown, and forces we cannot control with gratitude and acceptance is radical.
Having a queer, non-binary, or otherwise extra-ordinary engagement with birth is radical.
And you deserve to have your process witnessed and accompanied as it is.
To be courageously embodied is your birthright.
To be honored and respected in the midst of fear and vulnerability is your birthright.
Birth is the ultimate teacher and we have the opportunity to be its students through this intersectional creative process.
Let's engage your heart, soul, body and mind together to birth more love into the world.