owner As a doula Yamel sees her role as one to provide support and guidance throughout the prenatal, birth and postpartum period. Experienced as a Registered Nurse with years of Pediatric case management work, among other skill levels.

Yamel began her journey in birth work when she was 10 years old, her mom experienced precipitous labor at home, and emergency services were slow to arrive. She quickly went to her mother’s bedside and kept help calm until help arrived to their Brooklyn family home.

Certification doula and placenta preparation training with Barefoot Birth Midwife; Charlie Rae Young was all necessary to kick Yamel’s childhood passion into full gear and be better equipped to support One Love families. Additionally, Yamel has furthered her education in the areas of Childbirth Education with Common Sense Midwifery School, holistic postpartum training via Barefoot Herbals and Certified Lactation Counselor with the Healthy Children Project. Yamel serves at Tampa Bay Birth Network Vice President and is married to her Highschool sweetheart; together they have five kiddos.
Yamel Belen, RN, CLC, doula
After the birth of her 1st child, Gaetane realized the importance of educating herself on childbirth, breastfeeding, and antepartum care. She became a labor doula and realized soon after birth, most families lack antepartum support. After the birth of all 4 of her children, the elder women of her family cared for her thoroughly for months and knew that was not the case for many. She is a postpartum doula and Certified Lactation Counselor that has years of experience working with families of multiples and preemies. Gaetane would love to make your transition into parenthood as smooth as possible. Gaetane Joseph, Doula, CLC
Mandy Casey is a Certified Labor Doula with a true passion to serve mothers and partners as they journey into parenthood. In her practice, Mandy merges her formal education and training, diverse professional experience, and generous spirit to offer inspired doula services with practicality and compassion.  
Mandy provides birth doula services at all stages to families who are giving birth at home, in a hospital or in a birth center.  Before embarking on her doula journey, Mandy studied Counseling Psychology and worked with at-risk children and families in the public sector. After giving birth to her first daughter and muscling through the earliest days of motherhood, Mandy ignited a newfound love for the birth experience. From there, she naturally gravitated to train as a doula, where she can make a tangible impact with her desire to see all mothers thrive throughout pregnancy, labor, and postpartum experiences. Mandy is a fierce advocate for empowering women to feel safe, secure, and strong during their birth experience and focuses on education and service to support the transitions that occur during the postpartum journey.  Mandy is a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, a friend, and a lifelong learner who brings her gentle nature, inspired spirit, and professional experience to the One Love team. When Mandy is not by the side of a mother, she enjoys being outdoors with her family and almost always has a cup of coffee in hand.
Mandy Casey, Doula, CBE
Vanessa is a mother to five beautiful children, all with very different birth stories and settings. Her passion for pregnancy, birth, and postpartum care began 12 years ago and has continued to flourish while honorably serving many families in the Tampa Bay Area. Vanessa is devoted to nurturing and empowering women (and their partners) as they come into parenthood. Respectfully providing love, support, and gentle guidance through this vulnerable yet precious moment.

"I look forward to meeting you!"

Additional specialty areas and certifications include:
Cloth diaper education
CPR certified
First aid certified
Vanessa Headley, Doula
Bryanna is completing her third year at the University of South Florida "Go Bulls", majoring in Early Childhood Education. Graduating High School with her Childhood Development Association (CDA) as well as The Early Childhood Professional Certificate (ECPC) certifications, she has always continued with her passion of caring for children even while completing her official teaching degree. Bryanna is the oldest of five children and has always had a passion for helping when needed, she naturally loves caring for children and meeting them at their level of need and creativity. She believes in incorporating love as well as fun into each curriculum whether its structured learning or day to day child care. Bryanna says "in whatever setting, planning a craft always wins my kids over and its fun for all as well as a keepsake for the parents" Bryanna Belen, Nanny, Educator
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