Hello! I am Belén, midwife and pediatric nurse

My name is Belen 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...

Lets start!

I qualified 5 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.

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

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.
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