As a doula, Yamel Belen sees her role as one to provide emotional support as well as guidance through the pregnancy, birth and postpartum period.
A Registered Nurse with years of experience in Pediatric case management, geriatric care, home health services and skilled nursing. Yamel Belen began her journey in birth work when she was 10 years old and her mother started laboring at home and was experiencing complications. She vividly remembers bringing her mother to a comfortable position, holding her hand and talking her through some contractions until emergency services arrived to the families second floor Brooklyn apartment. After the experience, Yamel knew she was meant to help mothers and families through the life changing event of bringing a baby earth side, however she also realized she wanted to provide this service at a more personal level outside of her nursing career.
Certification doula and placenta preparation training via Barefoot Birth’s Midwife- Charlie Rae Young, was all necessary to kick Yamel Belen’s childhood passion into full gear and in order to be better equipped to be a vital source of support to families. One Love Doula Services was born out of pure respect and compassion for the process of pregnancy and birth. Her intent is to continue to hold many hands, provide feedback and resources in order to aid in well informed decision making, and most of all to do this with One Love
“I am a mother of five amazing children ages 20, 17, 11, 4 as well as a bouncing two year old and am married to my High School sweetheart.”
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