Bilen, Birth & Postpartum Doula, CLC

Bilen Berhanu is a DONA certified birth doula, Certified Lactation Counselor and HypnoBirthing Practitioner. Bilen is also a Doula Project trained full spectrum doula. Since training with Debra Pascali-Bonaro in 2011, Bilen has been working with many individuals and families throughout New York City. Currently, Bilen is in the processing of re-certifying with DTI.

Bilen's practice is centered on reclaiming agency by providing pathways to empowered reproductive choices and experiences. Bilen's primary role is to offer physical, emotional and informational support in the process of crafting the reproductive experience, as defined by the individual or family. Bilen strives to provide nonjudgmental and culturally appropriate services across the choice spectrum. Bilen aims to be a resource by providing current, evidence-based and relevant information so clients can make well-informed decisions.

Bilen offers up referrals to her network of care providers/practitioners and is deeply committed to offering culturally competent and LGBTQIAA+ affirming care. Bilen continues to develop skills that will transform the current health care system and is truly honored to participate in this work. Bilen hold a BA in Environmental Studies from Mount Holyoke College and an MA in Social Science from Humboldt State University.