Providing Professional Doula Services to Families in Greenwich, Westchester and NYC

April 2018

Please join us Sunday May 13th for the 6th annual No Child Wet Behind 5K and Family Fun Day in FDR Park in Yorktown Heights. 

What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day Than with your families supporting the families in need in our very own community.

Each year Northeast Doulas hosts this event, bringing us together and raising awareness about the many babies in need of clean, dry diapers throughout Westchester County and our nation.

A full day of activities is scheduled along with a diaper drive, fundraiser and raffle. We are thrilled to partner with Taconic Road Runners Club for our annual 5k. In honor of Mother’s Day this year’s race is ladies only. The 5K will be kicking off at 8 am followed by a 2-mile family fun run.

Children of all ages are guaranteed to enjoy the many activities we have in store including: a bouncy house, face painting, carnival games, a clown, vendors, food, special speakers and more.

Northeast Doulas are proud to continue to partner with The Westchester Diaper Bank and raise awareness for this incredible cause. Please take a moment to visit  www.nochildwetbehind.com and our facebook page for a list of diaper drop off...Read more

Crying, screaming, fussy. Is there no end? Every time you put your newborn down, shrill shrieks, and bursts of belted tears that seem to get louder and louder with each foot step further away. Will they ever stop? Will there ever be peace? How can I make this end?

SWADDLE

The secret art of swaddling has been soothing even the most unsettled for centuries. Yes, I said ART.

The baby burrito has been in practice for thousands of years. Swaddling has been known to have many benefits beyond just providing comfort. Swaddling has been known to promote healthy sleep since swaddling simulates the womb. Studies have shown that swaddling assists in decreasing SIDS risk since infants are securely wrapped and laid on their backs, with less chance of rolling over.

Swaddling is a finely tuned skill. This baby blanket origami has been mastered by parents and birth workers to sooth even the most savage of infants. Snugness and tuck techniques passed down from generation to generation perfected along the way.

But, don’t you worry we have scoured the universe (YouTube) and found 3 incredibly informative swaddling tutorials that will make you Masters of the Swaddle in minutes.

So, grab a baby doll and a blanket and follow these links...Read more

Sometimes to the key to getting rid of stress is a relaxing cup of tea. That is no different when it comes to stress over lactation. Generations have turned to teas to remedy everything from sleep to slimming down to boosting a mother’s milk supply. It is so common that there is actually a term for them: Galactagogues.  
 
Throughout history, almost every culture, from shamans, to mothers, monks and doulas have been brewing their own “magical” teas that aide in the creation of milk for breastfeeding mothers. Each culture in possession of a powerful ingredient or blend of ingredients indigenous to their lands that boosts lactation. 
 
Today we are lucky to have access to every secret blend, from every corner of the globe. We can purchase the key ingredient(s) to blend and steep ourselves or order them as loose blends. No matter your choice, these sacred ingredients have been promoting lactation for centuries.
 
While there are no studies to scientifically prove that lactation teas work, the fact that we are still discussing them today supports the anecdotal evidence.
 
There are several different companies that have...Read more