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

Postpartum

Northeast Doulas offers a wide variety of doula services including placenta encapsulation.

This practice has been around for centuries and over the past several years has been gaining ground in the US. Unsure of what exactly placenta encapsulation means?

In this post we break down all there is to know about Placenta Encapsulation, including a breakdown on the placenta encapsulation procedure, benefits and how Northeast Doulas can assist you. 

What is placenta encapsulation? 

Placenta encapsulation is the procedure by which a woman's placenta is ingested after being steamed and dehyrated...Read more

3 owners, 2 offices, 10 labor and postpartum doulas and 1 pink car!  All serving a common goal – to educate, inform and support women. 

Last week, while I was holding down the fort, Randy and Debbie met up with OB/GYN, Dr. Meedlen Charles and they headed to the WHUD radio station to sit down with Kacey and talk about women – babies, birth and doulas!  Listen to interview "Oh Ladies" now!

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Sometimes you just need to take a time out.

Self care should find it's way into your daily routine. When you're devoting some time to yourself by nourishing your mind and body you are likely to become less stressed out overall. 

Parenting is hard work and you deserve a chance to spoil yourself. 

Don't know where to start?

We put together a list of activities to help jumpstart your new and improved self care routine around the Westchester area. 

Plan a trip to the big apple. 

You can only pick up so many legos before you go crazy. You deserve a day with other adults. Get dolled up with your girlfriends and head to a lunch date in the big apple. Visit the MoMA or the Botanical Gardens for some visual stimulation and inspiration. After lunch, why not have dessert somewhere else? The world is your oyster and it's YOUR day out. 

Spa Day 

Have you been dodging your reflection lately? Sounds like you need a trip to the spa for a refreshing facial. Angelface Day Spa has you covered...Read more

If you're expecting your first baby, one of you biggest most important questions may be... 

Will my vagina go back to normal after my baby is born?

It might be hard to believe you can push a watermelon sized person out of there and everything will go right back to normal. No matter who your partner is, nothing this size has ever entered your vagina!

In most cases, the answer to this frequently asked question, is yes! Because your muscles and tissue does a remarkably good job of bouncing back. 

Our bodies are crazy, right!?

There are actually a lot of different factors that determine how "back to normal" your vagina will be after you give birth. 

Genetics, your baby's size, the number of children you've had, whether or not you experienced any tearing during birth and whether or not you had an episiotomy.

A wise obstetrician half jokingly shared that "The integrity of the vagina and tissue around it is amazing! If you put two pieces of vagina in the same room, they merge together! The healing a vagina can do on its own is unbelievable.

Let's believe in our vaginas! Let's believe that they are strong and capable and that...Read more

Postpartum moms are often looking for a way to speed up their recovery, get their pre-baby bodies back and gain a general sense of wellness. Usually this process is easier said than done... Now these postpartum moms are trying to balance life at home, work, newborn care and adding some fitness into their routine is difficult to stick to.

We found a perfect solution that matches the needs described by new mother’s in the Baby Burn Fitness program based out of Mahopac, New York. Baby Burn Fitness is designed specifically for post-baby moms looking for some fitness motivation and encouragement to get them in the best physical and emotional state they can be. Each woman’s postpartum journey is different and Baby Burn Fitness tailors the experience to assist mothers at a variety of stages of the healing process.

We asked Victoria Segrave, of Baby Burn Fitness, to give us some more insight about the way they help postpartum moms restore and rejuvenate themselves, while balancing emotional and physical wellness to enhance their state of mind.

What are the top reasons a postpartum mom would benefit from Baby Burn Fitness?

We have something at Baby Burn Fitness called FAMES! It stands for Friendship, Acceptance, Motivation, Encouragement and Support.

I’m a firm believer that...Read more

Last Wednesday Northeast Doulas headed to Dutchess Stadium to raise awareness and collect donations for No Child Wet Behind at The Renegades baseball game! The Renegades' 'Collection for a Cause' program allows non-profits the chance to meet local families and spread the word about their cause.

Northeast Doulas was proud to partner with The Renegades to offer families $1 admission tickets for every pack of diapers they donated to the No Child Wet Behind non-profit organization. Collections from this event went directly to the Westchester Diaper Bank and into the hands of families desperately in need of diapers for their children.

Co-owner of Northeast Doulas, Debbie Aglietti even threw the first pitch! She’s the 2017 draft pick with her Renegades hat on.

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While you’re in the midst of getting your placenta encapsulated, you have a great opportunity to find out more about newborn care and the postpartum period in general, from your Northeast Doulas Postpartum Placenta Specialist.

Asking your specialist some postpartum questions can help ease your mind as you navigate your road to recovery and new parenthood. Remember that your specialist is an expert in her field and can give you some great tips as well as affirm that your intuition is leading you in the right direction.

Wondering if the type of questions you have are appropriate to ask her? Don't worry, you can be sure that there is no question too messy or too awkward to ask your encapsulator. 

Although you have the option to sit in while your placenta is being processed, if you prefer not to, we still encourage you to utilize your Postpartum Placenta Specialist as a preferred resource. 

It's like having Google right there in your kitchen! 

Take advantage. Sit with her. Pick her brain!

Here are just some of the questions that have been asked of our Postpartum Placenta Specialists, to give you an idea of how valuable it is to have our experts in your home during the early postpartum days! 

1. Why am I constantly sweating at night? Is this normal?...Read more

Awesome activities for the whole family are never more than a short drive away in this hub of activity that we live in. Sometimes you need to just think a little outside the box to get the kids out of the house and exploring.

There are a lot of exciting theme parks and event centers right in our backyard. We can pick some fresh locally grown produce, watch a concert outside or hop on the world’s fastest rollercoasters!

Here is our list of go-to destinations for ultimate family fun in Westchester, New York!

Rye Playland is a timeless adventure and has been a summertime staple of the metropolitan New York area since 1927.

Playland is a fun burst of nostalgia for a lot of us Westchester parents. This small amusement park is just enough excitement for the family looking to spend an afternoon cooling off on some rides and attractions. This Rye, New York, 'carnival meets-themepark' is appropriate for all ages. You can finish off the day strolling the Playland boardwalk and catch the fireworks every Friday night through out the season.

If  safe and clean theme parks sound like your family’s idea of summer fun, head over to Lake Compounce in Bristol Connecticut.

This theme park has the perfect mix of rides for all age groups and a full size water park. With free soft drinks all...Read more

As many of you know this past month Northeast Doulas held our 4th annual “No Child Wet Behind” 5k and family fun day. We are grateful for the support that makes this event possible each year and look forward contributing to No Child Wet Behind's growth each year. As No Child Wet Behind continues to gain momentum, we are able to help struggling families throughout the nation. 

This year seventeen cities participated in this amazing nationwide cause, each donating to a beneficiary within their community. 

A total of 202,431 diapers have been collected to date! 

A special and sincere thank you to the mayor of White Plains, Thomas Roach who happened to take the bronze medal for 3rd place in our 5K fundraiser race.

Another special thank you to the Commissioner of Social Services, Kevin McGuire, the Deputy Commissioner of Social Services, John Befus and Wendy Armstrong and Michelle Memoli from...Read more

We are just 8 days away from our 4th annual No Child Wet Behind Diaper Drive Fundraiser and 5k! 

If you haven’t registered for the race yet, registration for Northeast Doulas No Child Wet Behind event is FREE!

That's right.

FREE. 

Use coupon code “FREE” when registering online to take advantage of this special offer. 

This event will take place on May 21st from 8:00am to 12:00pm at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights, NY.

The Kids 1 Mile Fun Run will begin at 9:00am, followed by the 5k Run/Walk beginning at 9:30am. 

We have an amazing line up of activities throughout the day including live music to help entertain our runners, sponsors vendors and guests! 

Did you get a chance to check out the...Read more

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