We moved from Los Angeles to Vancouver with a 4 week old and needed support, as we did not have any family or friends to help us. We had reservations about opening our home to someone we didn't know and were determined to find someone we could completely trust. After interviewing several nannies from different agencies, and not finding the right fit, I reached out to Marlo to inquire about a postpartum doula. Marlo is so nurturing and responsive -- I trusted her immediately. Her approach felt personal, and not corporate, which I appreciated. Marlo sent us Annie, whom we fell in love with right away. Annie has an incredible background in childcare, child development, birth, and lactation (the list goes on). She is punctual, dependable and communicative. From the moment she entered our home, I could feel that her kind and gentle energy was a match for our baby. Annie is wonderful with him -- feeding, calming, playing, reading, engaging. She respects our schedule and parenting approach while also bringing all sorts of wonderful suggestions that have helped our baby grow. She has also helped us keep our household running as we've juggled work schedules and a new baby. I don't know what we'd do without her! I cannot recommend Bunky Bambino highly enough. They're the best.
Annie was an incredible support post-partum when I was sleep deprived and everything was new and often overwhelming. She was so calm with our newborn who responded to her gentle nature immediately and was also sensitive and thoughtful with questions and concerns I had as a new mother. Her genuine interest in infants, children and maternal health means she is truly knowledgable about what both babies and new mothers need at a most vulnerable time and is able to provide much needed practical and emotional support. After a short while Annie was able to anticipate needs so was able to lend a helping hand in so many ways without me even asking. She has worked with our family now and supported our daughter’s growth and development for almost two and a half years and has been unfailingly positive, reliable and flexible in dealing with our sometimes crazy schedule. Annie is truly a pleasure to be around and I cannot recommend her more highly. She has become an indispensable part of our family!
I was 5 weeks pregnant when I asked Annie to be my doula, and it was the best thing I could have done. She guided me to the best birthing materials, tools and resources. I had a beautiful home water birth. During pregnancy, at birth, and after birth Annie was here pouring love into us. My husband and I couldn’t be more grateful. I truly believe she was born with a special gift to help moms, babies and dads to birth in the most amazing possible way.
Annie really helped the family prepare for this great experience, Annie was more than just a doula, she was a friend whom we could talk with about anything, she guided us in every step of the way and explained herself with such a simplicity that gave me confidence that we could do it. I would definitely have Annie assist us with our next birth, no questions asked.