Mikki Bell

Birth & Postpartum Doula
Santa Monica, California
11 years of experience
About me

Michaela (Mikki) Bell is the face behind TheDoulaBell and has really been preparing for this gifting her whole life. She jokes, "The first doula client I ever had was a momma sheep out on our family friend's farm in Colorado when I was 9 years old. That was the first birth I ever participated in and since then, I've been so enthralled with birth in every form." Mikki's real journey to becoming a doula began with the birth of her firstborn, Jensen. She states that having a doula herself changed her whole perception about what birth is really like and what the human body is capable of. She says "My doula really helped me achieve what I hoped for in childbirth. She supported all of my decisions and was just that constant reassuring presence of someone who knows birth. Birth is hard and sometimes scary and I think it's absolutely essential to have someone that the birthing person and her partner can rely on and who can help them achieve their goals and dreams on potentially one of the most memorable days of their lives." ​ Mikki has been able to work with parents in all types of birth settings, deliveries with OB's in the operating room and with midwives at home in a bedroom, and for parents of twins, singletons, and for IVF and VBAC families. Without a doubt, you will feel supported in every way during your pregnancy, labor and birth if you decide to hire Mikki, TheDoulaBell.


Bachelor of Art in Graphic Design (2011)

Certification and training

Birth Doula Certification (2014)

Childbirth Education Certification (2018)

Birth and Lactation Birth Doula Birth Support Breastfeeding Consultation Breastfeeding Support Childbirth Education Evidence-Based Care Home Birth Labor Doula Lactation Consultation Natural Birth Natural Childbirth


Service introduction

Free interview to "meet the doula" and see if we would make a good team. 2 prenatal appointments (approx 1-2 hours each) in your home. "On Call" availability 24/7 starting 2 weeks before your estimated due date. Consistent labor support via phone and in person for the duration of your labor and birth. ​ Immediate postpartum support with early breastfeeding. Postpartum visit either in your home or at the hospital to check in, review the birth, answer any questions you may have. Provide professional referrals as needed.

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