Community & Government

Kern County: Real Birth. Real Issues.


Saturday, Jan. 26
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM


Mommy Matters
930 18th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Phone: 661-393-5683



Web registration $30
Day of registration is $40

Event Description:

Kern County: Real Birth. Real Issues.

Saturday, January 26th

Mommy Matters is proud to offer a 1-day conference for the Kern County birth community featuring guest speaker
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 and has established Bini Birth, a resource for new families and birth professionals, located in Sherman Oaks, California. Ana Paula was also featured in Business of Being Born and More Business of Being Born.

  • 8:45am-9:00am Registration
  • 9:00am-9:30am Welcome
  • 9:30am-11:00am Physiologic Birth - presented by Ana Paula
  • 11:00am-11:30am Q&A (Snacks Provided)
  • 11:30am-12:30pm Lunch (Provided)
  • 12:30pm-1:30pm Birth in Kern County - presented by Emily Willett
  • 1:30pm-2:00pm Q&A (Snacks Provied)
  • 2:00pm-3:30pm Achieve or Facilitate an Informed, Empowered Birth Experience - presented by Ana Paula
  • 3:30pm-4:30pm Q&A
  • 4:30pm Farewell

The cost for the 1-day conference is $30 (web registration or $40 (registration at the door) and includes lunch and snacks. Please register to reserve your spot. Although registration will be available the morning of the event, registering in advance will guarantee that we have adequate food and seating for everyone. 

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