Ana Paula Markel
Ana Paula Markel is the mother of four children. Having experienced two cesarean births, a medicated vaginal birth and a natural birth (in that order), Ana Paula discovered a passionate interest in the childbirth process. Her goal is to assist mothers and families in exploring the many options available in childbirth and parenting and in taking responsibility for their choices. Ana Paula has been teaching an active childbirth preparation workshop in Los Angeles since 2000 and has supported thousands of families during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum. She is a doula trainer for DONA International and has been mentoring new doulas since 2004. Ana Paula serves as Director of International Development for DONA International.