Hello! I am Belén, midwife and pediatric nurse

My name is Belén Chocano, I am fully dedicated to help women like you to reach a good experience during the maternity period. On this page you will find everything you need to know me a bit better...

Let's start!

I qualified 10 years ago as a midwife in England after having worked 6 years as a pediatric nurse in Spain. During the first years working as a midwife I understood that what I really enjoyed about my job, was helping the expecting mother to learn and get ready for the changes that the birth of a child brings.

I then decided to create Bel&Mums, Maternity School, to be able to offer continuous care from pregnancy till the first months after labour . I realised that this preparation helped the couple to adapt easier to the new situation putting off fears and insecurities to promote the wellbeing of all the members of the family.

Hello! I am Ana, the coordinator

I worked in finance and retail management for almost 15 years in both, Spain and the UK. I lately decided to move my career to help women like you to have a good maternity experience

I look forward to be as helpful as possible to you and make Bel&Mums grow so we can help more families



Qualifications and degrees: MBA - Business Admin.

Hello! I am Luz, pedagogue and infant school teacher

I worked a as a Pedagogue and Infant Teacher at well known Montessori schools in Madrid for almost 10 years. My experience as a mum of 4 and my two degrees and experience in infant education make me understand well the behaviours and reactions to the changes during sleep plans.

I endeavour to be as empathetic and helpful as posible with families like yours and your little ones to get you all a good quality sleep

Qualifications and degrees: Pedagogue + Infant Teacher

Hello! I am Carmen, nurse

I trained as a nurse at Hospital de La Paz and I have worked in several hospitals in Madrid and Andalucía. My training as a Nurse and my experience as a mother of two provide me with the expertise needed to assist and support you during your child's sleep training.

Motherhood is a wonderful experience that brings challenges often. With knowledge, care and empathy I aim to support you during this learning process and help improving your child's and your family sleep quality.

Qualifications and degrees: Nursery + School Nurse Specialist

Hello! I am Lucía, midwife

I have worked as a midwife and nurse in the UK and Spain.

I dedicated these years to offer care, support and education for mums and mums-to-be.

Qualifications and Degrees: Nursery + Midwifery

Hello! I am Julia, midwife

I qualified as a nurse and then as a midwife in Madrid, I have worked in many hospitals in Madrid and I am also a professor at the university (pediatrics and obstetrics subjects).

I put all my knowledge and effort to help families like yours going through your first weeks of parenthood. These are amazing but can also get challenging, so I will help you feel accompanied and well supported to make sure you and your baby are well and healthy.

Qualifications and Degrees: Nursery + Midwifery


Hello! I am Elena, I manage the online customer relationship

For many years I have been helping companies with their clients relationship and being at Bel&Mums feels so right as I love helping families and feel so identified with each of you.

Qualifications and degrees: Marketing

Hello! I am María, designer

I have been working in Design and Customer service for almost 10 years. My main goal is for you to have the best possible experience with Bel&Mums, simplifying digital processes so you can focus on the most important thing: you and your baby's well-being.

Qualifications: Graphic Design + MA Visual Communication

How can I help you?

Pregnancy

Starting from the 9 months of pregnancy in which lots of doubts rise up, everything is new and you need more than ever that professional support that clears up questions.

Childbirth

In small groups or privately where you receive a specific guide taking into account your individual situation, your strengths and weaknesses, your particular fears and hopes.

Postnatal

If during pregnancy you had doubts, during this period the doubt has you. It is very common to question the wellbeing of your baby every minute or the postpartum infirmities and is very important to have the support needed at any time.

How did I decide to create Bel&Mums - Maternity school

While working as a midwife, after seeing the big difference between labours from those women that received a great preparation for labour against the ones that received a regular one.

I clearly saw that the ones that were well trained, enjoyed their delivery, were in control at all times and put in practice the techniques learned that favor labour progression. These women use to have wonderful births and kept a memory both nice and empowering from their births.

I then started to get interested from the different labour preparation courses, I attended many different models. I quickly realized that the key was the use of the most efficient techniques plus a good experienced instructor that is able to explain it on an easy and clear way.

In 2015 I created Bel&Mums - Maternity School in London. I started with labour preparation courses, many women asked me to extend my services and classes to get more complete education and care. That way I started to do follow ups during pregnancy, postnatal visits, breastfeeding support, etc.

Now my new project is bringing to Spain all I learned in the UK and help many other women to go through this period with a smile, feeling accompanied.

My training as a midwife and pediatric nurse

2006

Undergraduate Diploma in Nursing
Universidad Francisco de Vitoria

UK Reg: 12J03070C
Spain Reg: 54342

2013

Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery
University College London Hospital/City University London

UK Reg:12J0307C
Spain Reg: 54342

2016

Specialist in Pediatrics
OPE (public examination) Comunidad de Madrid

Spain Reg: 54342

2020

Infant Sleep Trainer (level 5)
London School of Childcare Studies, London. UK

My philosophy

  • I believe that the woman’s attitude about pregnancy, labour and first months of nurturing, has a big impact on the family wellness and adaptation of the child to life.

  • I believe that feeling supported and accompanied during the maternity journey by women in your same situation really helps to get a better experience.

  • I believe that all women should know the information in regards to her care options during their pregnancy, labour and postnatal period, and once the information is understood, to make the choice among the different models of health care that is better for herself and her baby.

  • I believe that partners are key and should be able to participate actively in the care of the woman during her pregnancy, delivery and postpartum. This is not common practice in Spain, hence, it is necessary to motivate them so they can assume their role and responsibilities strengthening the family union before the birth.

  • The pregnant woman is not sick, she only needs to adapt certain aspects of her life style to her pregnancy.

  • The right information is the best competitive edge that the woman has on this period, enabling her to enjoy and diminish fear, being this the worst enemy that a woman can have during pregnancy, labour and nurturing.

  • I believe that natural birth can be a positive transformative experience that empowers and strengthens women when there is an optimal preparation.
  • ¿Do you want more information about my services and courses?


    Contact me and we will arrange a call to resolve any questions you have!