Anissa C. | Doula in San Diego, CA

Little Star Birth Services SD

    Practice overview

    Anissa Cornelius is a CAPPA Certified Childbirth Educator and DONA-trained birth doula who loves supporting families. She has been serving families as a doula since 2016 and teaching comprehensive childbirth classes since 2017, after training with CAPPA, obtaining her certification in November 2018. She is also a trained midwife assistant and certified Breastfeeding Specialist. Her interest in birth work started with her first pregnancy and quickly grew into a full blown passion for supporting birthing people, their birthing needs and their families.

    Years experience


    Families supported


    Birth Rate


    Hourly Rate


    Care philosophy

    Families deserve options, support and respect on their birth journey.


    • Childbirth education
    • In-home lactation visits
    • Placenta encapsulation
    • Lactation support
    • Doula support
    • Bradley Method classes
    • General childbirth education classes
    • Birth doula support
    • Postpartum doula support
    • Virtual doula support
    • Babywearing

    Specialties and Experience

    • Cesarean birth
    • High-risk pregnancy
    • Multiples
    • People of color
    • Teen parents
    • Waterbirth

    Care settings

    • Birthing center
    • Home
    • Hospital


    • English


    • Certified virtual doula
    • DONA trained birth doula
    • Mercy in action midwifery assistant training
    • Certified Childbirth Educator
    • Certified Breastfeeding Specialist


    Pricing packages

    Little Star Birth package
    $ 2300
    Includes doula services & a 6 hour childbirth education series.
    Contact for additional pricing options

    Placenta encapsulation
    $ 350
    Placenta Encapsulation is a natural way to support the fourth trimester. It has been shown to support a smoother postpartum transition, increase energy, promote faster healing, establish more balanced moods, lessen postpartum hair loss and increase milk production.
    Contact for additional pricing options


    Areas served

    • San Diego county
    • North County
    • La Mesa
    • Chula Vista

    • Leondra
      April 7, 2022 at 12:35 pm | Peer review
      5 /5

      I was trained through DONA international with Annisa. We have worked alongside each other at various nonprofits as well as with private births. She is always professional while being relatable. She has a peaceful presence about her that has always left clients feel calm and safe.

    • Niqua
      April 7, 2022 at 12:59 pm | Client review
      5 /5

      Anissa helped bring my little love into the world! When my water broke at 1:34 in the morning she called me and reassured me everything will be okay and provided detail instructions on what to do. She helped keep my spirits up when I felt like giving up. When things took a turn, she remained calm, stayed by my side and explained everything that was going on. I needed up having an emergency c-section and she was the first face I saw after being woken up and wheeled out of the operating room! She advocated for me as if she was advocating for herself! I felt, comfortable, confident and like a bad ass momma! I truly don’t know what I would have done without her! I could only hope everyone gets to experience the level of professionalism and love I felt from her! I would recommend her to anyone and everyone I know!

      Thank you so much for all you did, done and continue to do! You have made my birthing experience one I will never forget !!

    • Hailey
      April 12, 2022 at 10:28 am | Client review
      5 /5

      Anissa is the kindest and sweetest person ever. She is extremely knowledgeable and caring. She taught my husband and I an excellent birth class in addition to being my doula. She wasn’t able to come to the hospital during my delivery due to COVID rules but she provided exceptional virtual support. She did a few postpartum visits that helped me immensely and she helped me with breastfeeding support as well.

    • Damara
      April 12, 2022 at 1:23 pm | Client review
      5 /5

      Anissa was a wonderful doula! She came to our house multiple times through our my pregnancy and tough my husband and I so much about pregnancy and labor and all of our options. She really helped myself and my husband learn about our options and how he could best support me through labor. Anissa wasn’t able to come to the hospital with us due to Covid but she did labor with us at home and in the parking lot before I was ready to go in. She also kept checking up with myself and my husband. I had a wonderful birth and I think the knowledge Anissa provided for us really help us achieve the birth we wanted. She also came to visit postpartum and gave great breastfeeding advice and support. I would highly recommend Anissa to any expected moms!

    • Heidi
      April 14, 2022 at 7:57 am | Client review
      5 /5

      Anissa was incredible. She supported me through having my first child which of course is a difficult experience since you really can only learn as you go. Firstly, Anissa empowered me to have the labor and delivery I wanted; I was able to have my child in a cozy birth center with no medical interventions. She helped me maintain composure throughout labor and to feel confident, safe, and strong. She was honest and straightforward yet empathetic. I really can’t believe emphasize enough how skilled she is with her “bedside manner” with an experience like labor that can be so grueling. Most of all, she was there in the very challenging early weeks (and beyond) providing excellent advice, support, and encouragement. She always encouraged me to reach out for resources and kindly, promptly, professionally provided quality ones every time I did — which was often! I can’t thank her enough. I hope that she will have availability for my next pregnancy because she was simply incredible, I will be so disappointed to work with anyone else!

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