Hello, I'm Anel
Student Partera & Doula
Since the age of 9, I knew of my dedication & passion for supporting birthing families. I spent most of my upbringing, planning and working towards a future in medicine; until my last year of undergraduate studies, where I became a support person for those dealing with loss. The experience changed my understanding of support, which created a yearning for another route to support families as a care provider.
Originally from Fort Bragg, Mendocino, California, I had started my voyage there as a Medical Assistant in 2014 working in OB & Pediatrics departments. Learning about the immense desire of care providers that spoke spanish and identified BIPOC, I later chose to enhance my skills and was promoted to working as a Medical Scribe & Community Doula for a year while I actively applied to midwifery schools. As of October 2017, I was accepted at Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery in San Diego, California and began apprenticing with a few of the community midwives. I wish to continue offering trauma informed care, whether it's a well-person or birth- related experience. I strongly feel that all families, individuals should be allowed space to have autonomy over their bodies and their healing process.
In my free time, I enjoy learning about Herbal Medicine, taking Hikes, Biking, having long deep conversations, Baking, scrapbooking, dancing, singing, & helping my fellow Birth Community Members.
Midwifery School Oct. 2017 - Nov. 2020
Doula 2016 - Present
2017- 2019 Sacred Instincts Midwifery
2018- 2020 La Matriz Birth Services
2020- Present Acorn Community Birth & Wellness Center