Ana Paula Markel


Ana Paula Markel is the founder of Bini Birth, a center in Los Angeles dedicated to childbirth education classes and workshops, doula and childbirth educator trainings, parenting classes, doula referrals, and green pregnancy retail. Ana Paula created Bini to fulfill her life’s mission to comfort and spread evidence based information and joy about the birth and parenting process.”

A mother of four children, Ana Paula experienced two cesarean births, a medicated vaginal birth and a natural birth, in that order, and discovered a passionate interest in the childbirth process along the way. Her goal is to assist mothers and families as they explore the many options available to them in childbirth and parenting.

Ana Paula’s clientele is unique, informed and conscious. She is passionate about connecting families of all backgrounds with their ideal birth support team and encouraging parents to make smart and informed decisions about their children. Ana has been featured in many magazines, newspapers and TV shows both in the US and internationally.

Ana Paula is originally from Brazil (a country with one of the highest cesarean rate in the globe) and her background is in fashion. She is married to Jim, a loving midwesterner, and with their four children and their various dogs, they make up an eclectic, colorful bunch.