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!
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?
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
No Child Wet Behind is kicking off the 2018 fundraising season with our 2nd Annual Comic Relief Fundraiser. On Friday, April 27th at 7:45 PM comedian Nate Bergatz will take the stage of Levity Live. Register today and be sure to secure your seat for the comedian who Esquire calls “one of the top up and coming comics.”
Join us at Levity Live’s Nyack, NY Palisades Mall location for a night of non-stop laughs. This is your chance to experience Nate Bergatz’s national tour and support an incredible cause in the process. Laugh your butts off to diaper the butts of the many infants in need of diapers in Westchester county. The $20 ticket makes a huge difference in our community as all proceeds from this event will benefit The Westchester Diaper Bank.
If your calendar is not clear but you still want to support No Child Wet Behind please help make our wishes come true and visit our Amazon Wishlist where you can donate the exact diapers that are most in need from the families in our community. Diaper drop box locations will be announced soon for in person donations as well. Stay tuned for information about our Annual No Child Wet Behind 5k and...Read more
Many parents see incredible value in actual breast milk, and despite not being able to produce enough milk, still prefer their baby consume breast milk, even if not produced by their biological parent.
Here it is. The moment we've all been waiting for. The day you finally get to bring your baby home after waiting for what probably seemed like the longest 9 months ever! With baby donned in their 'coming home from the hospital outfit', and your car seat safely installed the way you practiced a hundred times, you are finally en route to home sweet home.
Now that your baby is here and settled in at home, you’re probably anxious to get out of those maternity clothes and back into your favorite skinny jeans.
Remembering to eat a full meal, or even something green is a challenge and taking on a brand new diet might seem overwhelming to add onto your to-do list.Carrying a baby with one hand and trying to use the other to prepare snacks and meals that actually keep you on the right track can be easier said than done. You’ve got a lot on your plate as it is, but eating right doesn’t have to be complicated, stressful or even difficult.
You might be surprised what indulgences can actually be doing your body good.
Dairy isn’t always scary.
Research found that a lack of calcium actually triggers fat cells to store fat and get bigger. Since dairy products are known to be a rich source of calcium, nutritionists are taking a closer look at how dairy really affects our ability to live a healthier lifestyle.
New studies show that people taking a calcium supplement while watching their calorie intake experienced 38% more lost body fat. Another controlled group boosted their dairy intake while reducing their daily calories and experienced 64% more fat and body weight lost.
So supplements are great, but sometimes they’re no match for the real thing.
Keep an eye on calories but don’t let them consume you, and incorporate fresh foods and even some treats you thought were off...Read more
Placenta encapsulation and processing as a whole is still fairly new to the United States, while placenta has incredible spiritual and physical significance across the globe. We're always setting out to fill in the gaps and help parents identify what birth and postpartum journey feels right for them to help them feel confident as they start this amazing new chapter in their lives.
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.
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
Northeast Doulas is proud to provide families in the Greenwich, Fairfield, Westchester, NYC areas (and beyond) with the best trained most experienced doulas available.
Clients of Northeast Doulas enjoy the benefits that our professional and compassionate doulas bring to them in both labor and on the postpartum side. The staff of Northeast Doulas offers labor support in the birthplace of your choice (hospital or home), and postpartum support from 4 - 24 hours per day.