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Miquela Millard CD(DONA), CLEC

Heart Centered Birth

Website: http://www.heartcenteredbirth.com

Phone: 858-414-9266

Birth Fee: $800 to $1000

Fee Details: Discounted rate and sliding scale options available

Birth Doula Experience: 5 years and 65 births attended

Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International, March 2014
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 2

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Attended by a midwife or OB

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • CAPPA trained postpartum doula

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Certified Lactation Educator Counselor (University of California San Diego)

Other Relevant Certifications

  • 4. Biologix Solutions Bloodborne Pathogens for Placenta Encapsulation Specialists Trained
  • American Academy of CPR and First Aid, Inc Certified
  • American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification
  • Certified Placenta Encapsulator (International Placenta & Postpartum Association - IPPA)
  • Rebozo Training
  • Rebozo certified, training and experience in hypnobirthing, birthing from within, hypnobabies

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Infant massage education
  • Military families
  • Parenting consulting
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • TENS units rental

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Volunteer doula at Best Start Birth Center

Languages spoken: English

Service Area Map

Area of practice: San Diego, CA
Travel Range: 20 Miles

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Client Testimonials for Miquela Millard CD(DONA), CLEC

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Miquela was our Doula for the birth of our first child in May. We found Miquela on Doula Match and we knew the minute we met her that she was the one for us. Her calm yet thoughtful and strong demeanor came across right away and it turned out to be exactly what I needed during my pregnancy and labor.
Miquela was amazing to have not only for my labor and birth, but the weeks leading up to my due date. Both my husband and I are so grateful that Miquela was there for guidance, support, and anything else we needed. We met with Miquela 2-3 times before I went into labor. At the meetings, you could tell that Miquela genuinely cared about how you felt, how the pregnancy was going along, and how she could help. She would provide us with information and resources, she showed us exercises to practice that would be helpful in labor, and she calmed any fears that we had.
Leading up to my due date and the week after (I went into labor 1 week after my due date), Miquela was more helpful than I could have imagined. The weeks leading up to birth are a test in patience and Miquela was consistently there to ease the worry and stress. She provided me with articles, checked on me often, and suggested ways I could help the labor progress naturally.
When I finally went into labor, everything happened very fast. I couldn't have imagined how helpful it would be to have Miquela there, until it was actually happening and I could see how great she was. Miquela came to our house for a couple of hours to help me labor at home for as long as possible before it was time to head to the hospital. Once at the hospital, Miquela was not only busy helping me, but she was helping my husband and communicating with the nurses. This was so very helpful and I don't think we would have had the same birth experience if it were not for her being there. She went above and beyond what I ever thought a Doula would do, and she now holds a special place in our hearts.

Posted 10/6/2017

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Mijon Pak

We met with 7 doulas, all referred by birth professionals. Miquela was the last one we met with and we knew right away that we wanted her to be our doula. She was warm and friendly and calming. I also used Miquela's services to encapsulate my placenta. The morning I went into labour, Miquela came over within an hour. I had horrible back pain and she used all her tricks and skills to help ease the discomfort. I was even able to labour in my home for several hours before going to the birth center. I would not have been able to do that if she wasn't there. Miquela really put my nervousness at ease and I owe all the pain management and ability to labour for 17 hours unmedicated to her. After I delivered my placenta, Miquela took it home with her right away and the next morning she already had my capsules ready and came to the birth center to give them to me. I am so glad we chose to have a doula and that it was Miquela. I highly recommend her!

Posted 12/9/2016

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Meris Bantilan-Smith

We strongly recommend Miquela and could not be happier with our decision to have her as our doula! Miquela was the first doula we met and we knew within the first 5 minutes that she was the one for us!  She is extremely knowledgeable and provided us with numerous resources to help prepare for labor and the birth of our daughter.  Miquela has such a comforting and calming presence and helped us prepare for, feel empowered, and confident with the endless choices and decisions we were faced with at the hospital. We would have Miquela be our doula again in a heartbeat!      

Posted 10/8/2015

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Sahsenem Sessions

My experience with Miquela as my doula was amazing!  She visited me 3 or 4 times prenatal and we went through different labor positions and ways to get through labor. She was there for me for ask of my questions I had. I was in labor for almost 40 hours and through day and night she was always available for me and a great support in the hospital. She has great knowledge and helped me to achieve my goal of having a natural birth. Also she was a great help with reimbursing my claiming for the doula costs through my insurance.

 Thanks again Miquela! I highly recommend her as a doula. 

Posted 10/6/2015

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