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Why the Little Things Mean a Lot

Posted on: February 27, 2019 | Doula Life, Postpartum, Pregnancy, Uncategorized

Westchester doula

Pregnancy and early parenting are harder than most women let on about and because of that, the little things we say and do for them, really mean a lot. Westchester based doula, Debbie Aglietti has some advice Here is a list of 15 “little things” you can do or say, …


When Your Doula Arrives

Posted on: December 25, 2016 | Doula Life

A familiar face and an organized plan is a breath of fresh air to any new mother. Whether you’re expecting your labor doula to arrive when you are in labor, or waiting for your postpartum doula to ring your doorbell when you are bringing home baby for the first time, it is a huge relief for new …


When Your Doula Arrives

Posted on: December 7, 2016 | Doula Life

A familiar face and an organized plan is a breath of fresh air to any new mother. Whether you’re expecting your labor doula to arrive when you are in labor, or waiting for your postpartum doula to ring your doorbell when you are bringing home baby for the first time, it is a huge relief for new …


Questions to NEVER Ask Your Doula

Posted on: November 9, 2016 | Doula Life

Having a baby is typically accompanied by a fair share of questions and uncertainties.  Even if you’ve been down this road before, you might be feeling a little hopeless as your due date approaches. You may be worried or even anxious about bringing a new little one home.  Even with tons …


Questions to NEVER Ask Your Doula

Posted on: November 9, 2016 | Doula Life

Having a baby is typically accompanied by a fair share of questions and uncertainties. Even if you’ve been down this road before, you might be feeling a little hopeless as your due date approaches. You may be worried or even anxious about bringing a new little one home. Even with tons …


A Stick of Rouge, a Tube of Mascara and Now I’m Blind!

Posted on: December 10, 2015 | Doula Life

Makeup empowers women by allowing us to enhance our appearance. The entire process of makeup is exciting. Whether you wear makeup every day, or not so often, it is undeniably fun! From going to the store and choosing your cosmetics, to applying them, to feeling confident all day long with a fresh …


Randy Patterson’s Thanksgiving Fail

Posted on: November 26, 2015 | Doula Life

Entrepreneurs are willing to work 80+ hours a week to avoid working 40 hours a week. Back in 2008, to say I lived by this quote is an understatement. November was right around the corner and the thought of preparing a Thanksgiving meal was daunting. I PRIDE myself on being able …


Knock It Off… A Doula is a Doula, A Nurse is a Nurse!

Posted on: January 3, 2015 | Doula Life, Doula Training

Doula, a Greek word used to describe a non-medical support person for laboring women. Registered Nurse RN, a medical professional who has graduated from a nursing program and has passed a national licensing exam to obtain a nursing license.  Obviously… total opposites! One IS medical, one IS NOT medical. As if introducing the term “Doula” to someone …


Dear Mean Girls,

Posted on: October 23, 2014 | Doula Life, Musing

Dear Mean Girls, You have taken away our power for the last time. Your judgmental, self-righteous comments will no longer impact us in a negative way. They will no longer make us question ourselves, our abilities or our value. As little girls, you tormented us in school in front of …


A Doula and An Activist Walk Into a Bar…

Posted on: January 3, 2014 | Doula Life, Doula Training

The bartender says to the activist, “what can I get you?” The activist replies, “Water. I don’t drink anything but water. Soda, juice… all bad! They’re full of sugar. Alcohol is poisonous to the body, mind and spirit. It erodes the liver, its addictive, it deteriorates the skin, decreases your …


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