Yamel Belen, R.N., Doula, CLC Yamel Belen is a registered nurse with over a decade of experience in pediatrics, a professional doula, a certified lactation counselor, as well as a certified childbirth educator based in Tampa, Florida. About Parents Parents, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for trustworthy, empathetic, and supportive information and inspiration for your families. We reach 9 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists, fact checked, and reviewed by our Expert Review Board for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.