Queer Birth and Postpartum Doula in Berlin

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The Rainbow doula (Gem Kocher, formerly Annie Kocher) sits on a cozy chair, smiling, with a light pink mullet and their deaf white cat, Mary, beside them. Welcome to my site! (keywords birth doula postpartum doula gender transition doula care queer LGBTQ berlin english german speaking deutsch geburtsbegleitung geburtsbegleiterin stillberatung wochenbett betreuung midwife hebamme germany deutschland geburt schwangerschaft pregnancy rainbow tender loving care gentle childbirth education womb massage breastfeeding chestfeeding bodyfeeding nursing lactation newborn placenta baby wearing yoga maternity spiritual ritual baby)

Durch Informationsbefreiung, basisorientierte Care-Arbeit und Wertschätzung jedes einzigartigen Lebens halte ich Raum dafür, dass eine bessere Welt geboren werden kann.

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Click to explore upcoming events, performances, workshops and and courses with Rainbow Doula!
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I can't tell you how often parents tell me, "I wish I had spent more time preparing for nursing and postpartum; that turned out to be when I needed the most help!"
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Considering gender transition or already in process with it? Looking for a knowledgeable, non-judgemental, caring companion to hold space for your journey? I offer sliding scale doula care during HRT, top/ bottom surgery, and non-medical gender transition. 
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Do you or your partner(s) speak a language other than German as your native tongue? Are you looking for a knowledgeable, bilingual, non- judgmental companion to see you through birth? 
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A baby sleeps on their parent's legs while their dog friend lays their head on the baby's head. (Gem Kocher birth and postpartum doula, formerly Annie Kocher)

We sincerely believe Gem is a natural-born healer; from the powerful, perfectly pinpointed massages and intuitive physical support they gave during our very long delivery to their kind, soulful, and empathetic approach to every conversation and situation, they played an invaluable, integral role in our child’s introduction to the world. 

 

As newcomers to Germany, we were thrilled to meet Gem. Not only did they walk us through the often complicated, intimidating process of having a baby in Berlin, but they also helped us find a wonderful midwife who complemented their own skills, capably talked through the variety of options for the delivery process, and helped us post-delivery with breastfeeding expertise.

 

Most importantly, though, Gem was an incredible source of encouragement and support. They were our advocate throughout this life-changing experience, and made us feel supported and empowered as a team in every decision we made. They are both highly knowledgeable—easily referencing the latest studies and various schools of thought—and a peaceful, reassuring presence. We can’t imagine our pregnancy or our baby boy’s birth without Gem. We can’t recommend them enough.

 

ANNA & TOPPER

Happy new parent in bed with their sweet baby pumpkin. Annie is next to them in blue overalls and they all look comfortable and well. (keywords birth doula postpartum doula gender transition doula care queer LGBTQ berlin english german speaking deutsch geburtsbegleitung geburtsbegleiterin stillberatung wochenbett betreuung midwife hebamme germany deutschland geburt schwangerschaft pregnancy rainbow tender loving care gentle childbirth education womb massage breastfeeding chestfeeding bodyfeeding nursing lactation newborn placenta baby wearing yoga maternity spiritual ritual baby)