Northeast Doulas Blog
You gave birth!
You did it!
You really did it!
She’s beautiful. She’s finally here. You are absolutely blown away by the experience and this perfect little baby that has been placed on your chest. Your partner cries, you cry, you have never been more filled with love and excitement in your entire life when suddenly your doctor says… “ok, I need you to give me a little push”.
You follow his or her direction and you bear down.
You feel that second life force move through your body.... Read more
I never had the desire to go to Hawaii.
It just wasn't on my list of places to go. I had no interest in going there for my honeymoon or any other vacation for that matter. In my mind, I had a picture of what Hawaii looked like and that was good enough for me. I didn't have anything against Hawaii it just wasn't my thing…
That said, Hawaii is my mental “go to” place. I have been to my own Hawaii a handful of times.
I didn’t board a plane.
I didn’t fly across the country.
Instead, I had a baby…
Stay with me here for a moment.... Read more
Spend Saturday morning 8:30am- NOON, April 5th with Northeast Doulas and friends!
Come and celebrate our 2nd annual “NO CHILD WET BEHIND” Diaper Drive and fundraiser! The very needy beneficiary of our diaper collection will be The Westchester Coalition For The Hungry And Homeless so be sure and bring the biggest bag of diapers possible!
Did you know…... Read more
We were madly in love and I had just birthed our baby about a week and a half prior. The oxytocin was flowing like crazy and our new little family was blissfully bonding.
I remember my husband sitting with me while I was breastfeeding. He would stare lovingly at our little girl and I, while she and I tried to figure out the intimacy and awkwardness of early breastfeeding. He would stroke her feet, chuckle at her tiny gulping sounds and offer her his finger for her tight fisted grip.... Read more
Oooops, I farted???
When did I lose control over my ability to make a fart completely disappear before it ever even made it out of my butt???
I’ll tell you when. When I got pregnant!
Prior to pregnancy, there were certain things that I had intended to keep private and personal. Things that I didn’t even plan to share with Jerry Patterson. One of those things was…. FARTS.... Read more