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

Labor Support Doulas

When considering hiring a labor doula, we feel it is important to try to imagine what it might look like to have that support. Please take a moment to browse through our labor doulas and read some of their profiles. If you feel a connection to one or more of them please mention that during your initial contact with us so that we can schedule a free consultation for you with those individuals. The service area of our Doulas Greenwich, Westchester and NYC

" If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it. "
~ John H. Kennell, MD

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Testimonial

"From a father's perspective, I felt having an experienced doula by my side, helping not only my wife but also myself, was a great comfort. It was like having another friend in the delivery room -- one, which is calm and knows what to expect -- that allowed me to enjoy this special experience even more"

 - Jim - Mahopac, NY

 

A Doula brings comfort to a laboring couple at home

Your Doula will help you labor at home for as long as possible

 

OUR TEAM

Debbie Aglietti (founder and co-owner)

Being employed as a nanny until the day before she gave birth to her first son, helped Debbie prepare for her “life changing” career as a doula. When her second child was a toddler she knew the time was right and she jumped in with two feet. Debbie immediately earned her labor and postpartum doula certification and founded Northeast Doulas in 2002. As a certified doula for over a decade she has watched the desire to have a doula grow and in turn, has also seen the desire to become a doula explode. Keeping the impeccable reputation of Northeast Doulas in mind, Debbie trained and certified as a MaternityWise Labor and Postpartum Doula Trainer so that she could help build and maintain a standard of excellence for other doulas to follow. Debbie lives in Mahopac, N.Y. with her husband and their two teenaged sons.

Randy "Rock N' Roll Doula" Patterson (co-owner)

Randy began her career in the birthing world in 1997 at the birth cottage at Hudson Valley hospital. There she worked as a birth assistant (doula) and later cross trained as a peri-natal technician on the OB unit of the hospital. In 2003 she ventured onto her own path as a labor and postpartum doula. Randy’s passion is in helping women find strength and power in themselves through their birth experiences. Randy’s ability to meet the needs of her clients before, during and after birth, coupled with her ability to teach and guide the partner during labor, help make the birth of their child rewarding and satisfying to both new parents. Randy has been celebrating love and laughter for 27 years in her marriage to her soul mate, Jerry. Together, they nurture and mentor two amazing daughters Erica Bonnie, 24 and Tyler Jane,20.

 

 

 

Celenia Vargas

From the beginning of time, Celenia has had an admiration and fascination for pregnancy and birth. She was proud to play an instrumental role in supporting members of her family through birth and early parenting by providing research on a variety of birth related topics, unbiased support and comforting care.

Celenia began her career as a medical assistant in a pediatric office setting. She developed a relationship with patients and their families and learned early on to be a compassionate non-judgmental supporter of families.  

Having both her loving mother and her husband by her side when giving birth herself, Celenia still felt like something was missing.  She yearned for an informed supporter, who could be the wealth of knowledge she needed and could guide her through labor. 

A friend introduced her to the word ‘doula’ and Celenia knew right away this was her calling – to support women during pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period. 

Celenia studied to become a doula and has made a career out of this wonderful work. She is truly honored to assist families during this transformative time.

Gina Rabsatt

Gina Rabsatt is an amazingly insightful woman who instantly puts others at ease with her presence. Her journey to understanding birth and the postpartum period came from her own experience as a teenaged mother. Gina was blessed to have wonderful advice, great support systems and nurturing women in her life to lift her up, and empower her with confidence. Those women encouraged her growth and showed her that she was designed and built to create a healthy and happy family. That support inspired her to do the same for others as a Labo Supportr and Postpartum Doula. Gina raised 3 well disciplined, educated and loving children and brings 31 years of experience with all things woman, mother and baby.
Clients who have had Gina by their side as their doula tell us that the love, peace and positive energy that she exudes is absolutely contagious! 

Graziela Salazar Jordao

Graziela's love for pregnancy and babies started at a very early age. As a child she was fascinated by the idea of babies growing inside women's bellies. As a young adult she had the opportunity to witness the births of her two siblings. This experience brought her, years later, to pursue a career as a Certified Labor Doula. She is also a certified Prenatal Yoga instructor registered with Yoga Alliance and is currently working towards her Reiki certification.

Through Yoga, Graziela discovered the power of the breath and the importance of the mind/body connection. She has been nurturing women through the journey of pregnancy by helping them find inner balance and their true potential and by teaching them various relaxation techniques that are useful not only in pregnancy and labor, but also in life. Graziela brings her knowledge and experience to the birth room to support women on one of the most important days of their lives.

Her approach to birth is free of judgment and focused on helping the laboring mother find the path that suits her needs. She understands that every woman carries a unique history and this history should be respected. She loves to empower women by helping them make educated choices and by encouraging them to rely on their inner wisdom during pregnancy, birth and life. Graziela believes that a woman can achieve what she envisions if she receives the right support and encouragement.

Jessica Real-Mohr

Jessica has gravitated towards caring for others for as long as she can remember. Becoming a nurturer began for her with her two younger brothers. Before even knowing exactly what a doula was, Jessica had assumed the role of one. Offering her support and wisdom around birth and breastfeeding was second nature to her.

After giving birth to her daughter, Jessica’s interests grew and she worked to earn her certifications as a CLC (Certified Lactation Counselor), a birth and postpartum doula and a childbirth educator.

Jessica has always believed that there is no question too small for a woman to ask when it comes to birth and parenting and she is committed to providing answers no matter what that takes.

Jessica is warm, friendly, encouraging, compassionate, and discrete. She resides in New York City with her mother and her precious, beautiful daughter.

Kim Jones

Kim’s background in the healthcare industry and management of a private OB/GYN practice, has given her more than 30 years of hands-on skills qualifying her as a Pregnancy Consultant. Kim has been trusted by Specialists, Obstetricians, Midwives, Doulas, Patients and Clients and has always exceeded the expectations placed on her. Her goal is always to ensure that our clients receive the highest quality of care, professional service and personal satisfaction. Kim’s professional experience coupled with the births of her four children, including a set of fraternal twins, has provided Kim with a vast understanding of both Provider and Patient. Her desire to support clinicians and patients alike is what influenced her to become a Certified Labor Support and Postpartum Doula. Kim’s natural inclination and her strong and comforting communication skills, further convinced her to devote herself to being a full-time Pregnancy Consultant. Kim's experience with interviewing, hiring and supervising staff gives her a natural insight to assist parents through the entire process of selecting a Doula, nanny, or sitter. As a Labor Support Doula Kim is said to be strong, compassionate, and comforting. When working as a Postpartum Doula, clients describe her as a “life saver” and were always extremely grateful for her empowering supportive and educational technique. She additionally has a vast experience with long-term postpartum care. Kim has successfully paired Doulas with families as well as introduced appropriate services to guarantee transitioning to parenthood is positively accomplished.

Lindsay DiCarlo

Lindsay’s personal experience of trusting her motherly intuition served her well when doctors misdiagnosed her son's digestive issues. She knows first hand that it is not easy to trust yourself as a pregnant woman or a new mother and she brings compassionate care to the women and families that she serves. Clients of Northeast Doulas will say that Lindsay helped them connect with a birthing philosophy that was right for them and made them feel competent and capable as new parents. With thoughtful and gentle guidance, Lindsay supports couples as they transform into families. They comfortably learn the ins and outs of parenting under her care. She is always mindful of each family’s parenting philosophies and is sure to provide information on all relative topics while encouraging parents to choose what is right for them. Lindsay is married with two children and looks forward to helping each new client in the capacity that is right for them. Lindsay has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Hunter College and is a certified labor and postpartum doula.

Olivia Clark

The power, strength, and connection that Olivia felt during the birth of her daughter, inspired her to begin her studies as a doula. Through her training and continued education, Olivia has had the honor of supporting many families as they have their own profound birth and parenting experiences.

With 8 years of experience as a nanny to young children, personal struggles with the physical recovery during her postpartum period, and her personal pursuit of a healthy breastfeeding relationship with her daughter, Olivia has the knowledge and compassion to help new families find their way. 

Clients of Northeast Doulas agree that Olivia’s gentle but confident approach significantly helped them to feel less pressure and more peace during the uncertainties that birth and new babies present.

Valerie Cirillo-Bunch

As a woman drawn to babies, birth and family development it is no coincidence that Val finds herself working as a certified labor and postpartum doula. As the mother of fraternal twin boys (one born vaginally, the other born via cesarean section) Val understands and relates to all aspects of childbirth. Having worked as a preschool teacher for many years, she is a tremendous asset to the older siblings of our families as they welcome their new little brother or sister. Her hobby of photography gives her the ability to capture the magic and beauty of labor, birth and the early days with a newborn. Valerie believes that mothers and families deserve special care surrounding the birth of their babies and considers it an honor to participate in the journey.

Yael Yisrael

Prior to becoming a doula, Yael had a fulfilling career in education as a schoolteacher and an afterschool administrator. During that time, Yael gained a wealth of experience working with countless families. Yael quickly learned that every family needed to be supported without judgment, in order to develop their own unique parenting philosophies.

Yael had unknowingly been a doula for many years and began her professional doula career in New York City. As the daughter of a retired labor and delivery nurse, Yael grew up in a world that consisted of birth, babies and transitioning families.  This amazing birthing and postpartum world offered wisdom and traditions that were passed down to Yael from her mother and other strong matriarchs. This wisdom was the catalyst in Yael's decision to train and become a professional doula.

Yael has a calm and reassuring presence. When working with parents, infants, and children, she provides a comforting hands-on approach that makes her clients feel secure and satisfied. As a professional doula Yael can share her gift of teaching in a new and gratifying manner, while having the honor of supporting families during an extraordinary period in their lives.