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

April 2017

It's that time of year again!

The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming and the Hudson Valley is in need of some clean diapers. 
As we get ready to kick off the Northeast Doula's annual No Child Wet Behind fundraiser, we have compiled a list of the amazing businesses in our area that are participating by hosting No Child Wet Behind's diaper collection bins at their locations. This year's diaper drive benefits the Westchester Diaper Bank, providing tons of families in the greater Hudson Valley with the resources they need to keep their babies clean, happy and healthy. 

We're excited to announce new businesses and community locations that have hopped on board in our area this spring to benefit this great cause that continues to make a tremendous difference in our communities. 

If you have diapers ready and waiting you can bring them to our No Child Wet Behind Fundraiser at Croton Point Park on May 21st or bring them to one of these friendly locations over the next few months. Take a look at some of the locations to see which bin is closest to you. 

Retro Fitness

3006 Main Street
Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567

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Easter is the first big holiday that officially celebrates the changing of the seasons and the birth of spring. 

Whether you're celebrating Easter as a religious holiday, a gathering of family or anything in between, rich family traditions make the holiday so much sweeter and more meaningful. We put together a list of fun traditions that many families call their own and some that might be completely new! 

Get your little ones on board with celebrating Spring's arrival with some fun activities made just for them. 

Dying Easter Eggs

If your household is Easter celebrating, you probably have some great memories of dying Easter eggs. Get started by hard boiling a whole bunch of eggs. You can use a kit or can even make your own beautifully vibrant egg dye. Kool-Aid and hot water makes a ton of colors to choose from and they smell fantastic. You can even write some secret messages on your eggs for the kids to find when they start dunking their eggs. If your kids are...Read more

Let's just get this out of the way.

What is Passover? 
Passover is the eight day observance that marks the hardships, exodus and liberation of the Israelites from Egypt. 

Many families celebrate passover in different ways, depending on what traditions their families have chosen to adopt. In most homes, Passover is celebrated with family gatherings, a meal of specific foods and often a series of prayers and readings. This is the oldest Jewish celebration that is continuously celebrated and even some non practicing Jewish families come together to celebrate the roots of their religious heritage. 

What about getting the younger generations involved?

There's easy and fun ways to get your kids involved in the family's Passover celebration and it's even a little crafty! We put together a quick guide for parents to get the little ones excited and involved to participate this year around the Passover table. 

Passover Plagues

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We're always setting out to embrace birthing techniques that are more comfortable for mom while staying safe for baby. 

One of these birthing styles that is becoming increasingly popular is the beautiful experience of water birth. Many families seek the comfort that water birth provides and at Hudson Valley Hospital, the commitment to safe water birth is second to none. 

Why water?

Many women feel more at ease in the tempered water of a birthing tub or pool, where they can feel weightless. This weightlessness offers less pressure on sensitive joints and muscles, making it easier to concentrate on their contractions and breathing exercises. An improved sense of calm keeps the mind focused on the affirmations and comfort measures your doula can provide, making it a great option for mothers who are persevering through a medication free birth. In many water births, duration of labor can sometimes be significantly shorter than traditional delivery. 

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