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


Summer traveling is what most of us look forward to all year long and when you have a bun in the oven it can make the experience a little more stressful. 

Just because you're pregnant doesn't mean traveling is off limits. Usually you'll just need to take your adventures at a slower pace with some extra precautions thrown in the mix to keep your vacation as safe and comfortable as possible for you and your baby to be. 

Beating the Heat

The biggest obstacle you might be facing is that unforgiving summer heat. Unless of course you're traveling to the North Pole for your summer vacation, it might be smart to pack smart to stay cool and comfortable for your trip. If you are going to the North Pole however, have a great time! 

When you're pregnant, your skin is more susceptible to damage from the sun and it can be more difficult to stay cool. Make sure you're wearing a sunscreen that's a higher SPF that also puts moisture back into...Read more

As temperatures break the 90s, there's no denying that summer is definitely here to stay.

If you've got a bun in the oven, you might feel like you're in the oven yourself as it becomes more difficult to stay comfortable. Being pregnant in the summer isn't for the faint of heart, but when you take some precautions it can definitely be a little easier to keep your cool.

Aside from the discomfort of being super sweaty in the summertime, heat stroke is a real danger. Many women don't realize the dangers of heatstroke while pregnant and keeping cool can actually be keeping them safe. 

Here's some of our go-to tips and tricks for the moms to be as they beat the heat on their summer retreat. 

Shun From the Sun

While pregnant, your skin is actually more susceptible for UV damage. Avoiding the sun while it's at it's most intense can dramatically...Read more

When you get pregnant, there’s no shortage of opinions and new knowledge about how your body is going to change during your pregnancy... You hear about what to expect during pregnancy and what you need for the new baby, but why doesn’t anyone talk about what UNDERWARE you'll buy?

Were you planning on wearing those frilly little numbers up to your due date?

Let's talk about panties.

Even if you didn’t invest big bucks into your lingerie before baby, this is certainly no time to cut corners. The panty timeline goes from frills to briefs as the weeks pass by.

But let's get real! It’s about comfort here, ladies.

We’re all for body positivity and you should feel confident and sexy while pregnant in your undergarments, but during pregnancy, your bum and belly may require a bit more support. 

Materials that are soft, breathable, and stretchy will be your booty's best friend.

Start by 'sizing up' in your favorite style underwear that you’re...Read more

What is infertility?

Infertility is the diagnosis given when a couple is not able to become pregnant despite having carefully timed, unprotected sex for one year. There are more than 200,000 cases of infertility in the United States each year. 

What causes infertility?

The causes of infertility may include inadequate levels of hormones in both men and women. Women who have difficulty with ovulation may be at risk for infertility as well. 

Looking for infertility treatment? 

Treatment may significantly improve your chances of becoming pregnant. Treatments for infertility include hormone treatments, fertility medications (IVF), and surgery. Various medical techniques can also be used in assisted reproduction to fertilize an egg. 

April 24th through April 30th 2016 was National Infertility Awareness Week and it prompted us to open the door to this blog post.

Infertility has somehow become a "taboo" subject...Read more

Pregnancy comes with a ton of decisions to make. 

Which Hospital should I deliver my baby at? 

Which provider should I choose? 

Which do you choose first?

The Hospital or the Provider? 

WOW. These are just a few decisions to expect when you are expecting and it was overwhelming to just type these out. 

It has been said that "Doulas are experts in birthing options, not experts in clinical management.” So, since we as doulas have been deemed 'experts in options' we decided to break down your options when it comes to choosing a hospital and a provider. 

How to choose which provider to deliver your baby. 

You might have a connection with a personal GYN or you may have received a recommendation...Read more

The Easter Bunny, a sweet creature.

A generous creature who brings feelings of joy to your family.

A creature who is not to be confused with his twin brother, THE DREADED YEASTER BUNNY! 

The Yeaster Bunny. A demonic beast. A twisted soul who brings you gifts of inflammation, intense itchiness, and a thick, white discharge.

Yeast infections are relatively common. According to the Mayo Clinic, 3 out of 4 women will experience a yeast infection at one point in their lives.

The cause of a yeast infection? The fungus Candida a.k.a the root of all evil. Antibiotics can also be a large contributor to yeast. Consider taking a probiotic when you are perscribed an antibiotic. As always check with your medical provider before taking anything you are unsure of.

Candida is associated with intense itching, swelling, and irritation. 

Vaginal Yeast Infections


In the case of a vaginal yeast infection, the...Read more

What is Group B Strep? 

Group B Streptococcus (GBS)  is bacteria that can be present in the intestines, vagina and/or rectum. About 25% of all healthy adult women carry this bacteria. During pregnancy, GBS can cause urinary tract infections which can sometimes lead to preterm labor. Because it is possible to pass this infection to the baby during delivery, routine prenatal care includes testing for GBS. Most pregnant women who test positive for this bacteria (colonized) present no symptoms.

How can you get Group B Strep?

Group B Strep is not a sexually transmitted disease, you cannot get it from contact with food, water or touching a surface. It is not something you can catch from another person. Group B Strep is bacteria that normally lives in our intestines, vagina and rectum. 

Approximately 1 in 2000 babies in the U.S. are affected by Group B Strep. 

Testing for Group B Strep is routinely done because although not every baby exposed will contract it, those who do can...Read more

With the Denver Bronco's big win last night the Super Bowl is fresh on every ones mind. For many pregnant women, a different type of 'Super Bowl' is on their minds...

A big, giant, SUPER BOWL OF VOMIT.

Morning sickness is nausea in pregnancy, and typically occurrs in the first few months.

According to pregnancy.orgMorning sickness effects more than 50% of pregnant women and despite its name, the nausea can affect pregnant women at any time of day.

Morning sickness is one of the first pregnancy symptoms women notice as it most commonly begins around the 6 week mark. Morning sickness for most women stops around the 12th week of pregnancy. You might be thinking "6 weeks of morning sickness isn't that bad..." and although morning sickness does not negatively effect the baby, it can leave you feeling very, ill, stressed and uncomfortable. 

We have compiled a list of ways to combat morning sickness! 

These quick tips will help you combat morning sickness and relieve some of your symptoms. 

...Read more

There are a lot of things that we take for granted every day.

Financial Stability.






Diapering our babies. 

There are many families who start and end each day stressed out about how they are going to provide clean diapers for their children.

This stress can induce severe negativity and depression amplifying the already desperate situation. The reprecussions financially, emotionally and physically increase the potential health risks for children and leave parents feeling helpless and hopeless.

Of all the things to be stressed about, Northeast Doulas believes struggling to afford diapers should not be one of them.

1 in 3 American families reports experiencing diaper need

No Child Wet Behind is a not for profit organization set up by Northeast Doulas owners, Debbie Aglietti and Randy Patterson specifically to tackle this issue. "Our goal is to raise awareness, educate and provide diapers to families across the nation."

This spring on May 21, 2016 the No Child Wet Behind National Diaper Drive and...Read more

If you're hosting the holidays this year, we're sure that you have constructed the perfect holiday menu for your family.

But Christmas wouldn't be the same without these 3 classic holiday beverages!

Hot Chocolate, Eggnog and Punch!

We have reached out to Chef Joe Cardinale to provide you with some instruction on how to create the perfect Holiday Cheer(s)! 


Holiday Hot Chocolate

2 c half and half
1 c milk
1/3 c sugar
1/2 c cocoa powder
Pinch of ground clove
Pinch of ground nutmeg
Pinch of ground cinnamon
Whipped Cream
Cinnamon Sugar
Kahlua (optional)

In a saucepan gently heat the milk and the half and half. Whisk in the sugar and the cocoa powder. Add the spices and continue whisking until the mixture is heated through. You don't want the mixture to simmer. If you're using the Kahlua you can add 1-2 ounces to each mug before pouring over the hot chocolate mixture. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle of cinnamon-sugar.


Egg Nog

6 egg yolks
3/4 c sugar
1/4 c cognac
1/4 c + 2 T Bourbon
1/2 t ground nutmeg
1/4 t salt
1 c milk
1 1/2 c...Read more