Our Team

Shereen Zarroug

FOUNDER

CBI Birth Doula & DONA trained Birth Doula

Lamaze Trained Childbirth Educator

KG Hypnobirthing (DipHb) 

The Wise Hippo Birthing programme Hypnobirthing Practitioner

Speaks English & Arabic  

(Gold Birth Doula)

Shereen was born and raised in Dubai and is passionate about educating and supporting women and families.

She is the founder of Belly Baby Mom and is known to be the creative soul of the team.

 

"I believe that moms have a special and unique instinctual power that enables them to make the best decisions for themselves and their babies... a power that helps them fight, heal and love. I believe my role is to help moms find that power that is within them.

"Today, I live and breathe birth. When I offer a simple word of support, advice or recommendation to an expectant or new moms that affects her choices and her whole birth or parenting experience... than I know that my job is done, and that puts a smile on my face." 

 

Eleonora Fornelli

CO-FOUNDER

CD(DONA) Birth Doula & Post Natal Doula

Lamaze Trained Childbirth Educator

IAIM Infant Massage Instructor

Sharjah BFF certified Lactation Counsellour 

 

Speaks Italian, English & Portuguese

(Gold Birth Doula)

Eleonora grew up as an expat in different Countries and is passionate about spiritual and traditional midwifery.

Also known as "The hugging doula",  she is the mothering soul of the team.

"I believe every woman has the right to feel as the real protagonist of her childbirth experience, being respected and loved.

 For me, childbirth is sacred and I want to help create a sacred space for every woman as she welcomes her child into the world - the way she wants to and the way she deserves to."

Ellis Nicholls

NurturingBirth UK Birth and Postpartum Doula

Pilates Method Alliance Certified Pilates Instructor 

Speaks English

(Silver Birth Doula)

Ellis is passionate about wellbeing and has recently created

"Your Body - Your Birth", where she shares her personal thoughts, inspirations and all her services. She also recently joined the Belly Baby Mom and has already seen and supported several moms through their beautiful births, 

"I believe that there is no right or wrong way to give birth but that each individual woman should be given the opportunity to make their own choices whilst being empowered and supported by those around them for doing so." 

Houyem Mahfoudi

DONA trained Birth Doula

Lamaze Trained Childbirth Educator

Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Instructor (in-training)

Speaks English, French & Arabic

(Silver Birth Doula)

Houyem was born and raised in France and later lived in different countries around the globe. 
She is passionate about empowering women to feel confident and capable of making their own choices and supporting them to have a positive birth experience.

 

‘I truly believe that birth can be -and should be - beautiful, calm and empowering. Meeting your baby with love and confidence means that you start your journey into motherhood from the best possible place.’ 

Francionette Schickerling

DONA trained Birth Doula

Lamaze Trained Childbirth Educator

Speaks English & Afrikaans

(Silver Birth Doula)

“Giving birth is an ecstatic jubilant adventure not available to males. It is a woman’s crowning creative experience of a lifetime”. (John Stevenson) and however a woman decides to go through that journey, I believe she should be knowledgeable to her choices and feel supported and encouraged.

 

"My journey into motherhood combined with a positive birth experience is what made me realize, I wanted to continue with what came to me so naturally; offering support and sharing my knowledge. Being a Doula and Antenatal Educator will help me ensure as many women as possible are supported and educated and ultimately also have a positive birthing experience."

Lydia Bernard

Qualified Pediatric Nurse

IBCLC Breastfeeding & Lactation consultant· 

Lamaze Trained Childbirth Educator

IAIM Baby Massage Instructor 

 

Speaks English & German

 

“I believe every family is unique and has its own idea of preparing for, birthing and raising their child. My aim is to empower and support their choices in a loving and cherishing way.”

Camila Diforena

DONA trained Birth Doula

Lamaze Trained Childbirth Educator

Speaks English & Portuguese

(Silver Birth Doula)

Camila was born in Brazil and moved to Dubai in 2004.
Being supported by the Belly Baby Mom team herself brought so much joy and fulfillment that she decided to embark on this new path of Childbirth Education and Doula support to pass it on to other mothers and couples.

 

“I am a firm believer that a mother deserves to feel empowered and protected while giving birth. Providing the couple with the right information and allowing them to make informed decisions gives
them power to feel in charge of their childbirth. Babies and mothers deserve to go through this moment in the gentlest possible way”.

Marcela Cravo Rios

DONA trained Birth Doula

Lamaze Trained Childbirth Educator

Speaks English, Portuguese & French

(Silver Birth Doula)

Marcela was born in Brazil, lived in France for 2,5 years and moved to Dubai in 2015. She is passionate about empowering women by sharing knowledge from her education and personal experience.

 
“After becoming a mom, I realized how much there was to learn about birth and how varied someone’s birth experience could be. I truly believe women have more positive birth experiences once they are informed.
I have a passion for helping and empowering women, especially as they are bringing new life into the world, whether it be emotional, informational or physical support or guided meditation. 

I am excited to use my energy to help guide women in their journey to motherhood.”

Pranjul Tandon 

CAPPA Certified Childbirth Educator

IAIM Certified Infant Massage Instructor

Newborn Care Coach 

Speaks English & Hindi

Pranjul was brought up in India and later lived in different countries around the globe. She has always been intrigued to find a common thread of superstitions, mis-truths and fallacies surrounding pregnancy and infant care in all the cultures she has experienced. 

 
“I aim to empower women with knowledge, facts and scientific principles to help them experience pregnancy, childbirth, their changing bodies and infant care in their own way. I am a firm believer in maternal instincts as well as science. When empowered with knowledge, a woman is completely capable of holistically nurturing her family and her own self.

I intend to provide evidence based facts which can help expecting and new parents to make informed decisions related to pregnancy and parenting. I also seek to build a bridge between healthcare professionals and families such that pregnancy is not seen as an illness and birthing is no longer feared.“

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If you are passionate about supporting growing families, then do get in touch!

 

We are currently inviting passionate persons to explore their options and we are happy to help.

Through our doula  & Childbirth Education trainings, we provide all that is necessary to make sure you’re confident in providing the highest quality of care to expectant families. Whether you are a trained doula or not, but have a strong interest and passion in supporting women, we would love to hear from you!

 

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