Our Doulas


 

We have three wonderful, caring staff doulas who would LOVE to attend to you at your birth.  A doula is an excellent way to get a little bit of additional, support, anxiety reduction and reassurance in your labor.  In addition to the support from our providers, many of our patients choose our doulas to help them achieve labor and delivery goals and their ideal childbirth experience.  

According to the findings of Hodnett’s et al meta analysis of 15 trials from North America, Europe and Africa, “Women cared for during labor by a birth doula, compared to those receiving usual care were:

  • 26% less likely to give birth by cesarean section
  • 41% less likely to give birth with a vacuum extractor or forceps
  • 28% less likely to use any analgesia or anesthesia
  • 33% less likely to be dissatisfied or negatively rate their birth experience”

Our Doulas Package comes with an additional fee, contact Jessica or Afshan for Details.

Doula Services Provided:

  • Prenatal Meeting with Jessica and/or Afshan
  • 24 Hour on-call availability 
  • Natural Pain Relief
  • Support with positioning to assist in optimal positioning of baby
  • Birth & Peanut Ball Positioning
  • Aromatherapy support
  • Massage & Acupressure
  • Photography upon request (not professional)
  • Initial lactation support 


About Our Doulas


Afshan Abbasi CD(DONA)

Certified Birth Doula

Mother of Four

Afshan was an elementary school teacher who loved working with children.  She enjoyed being able to foster a love of learning within these tiny beings and believed it to be one of most rewarding things she could do.

She had 2 cesarean births and 2 VBA2Cs (Vaginal Birth After 2 C-Sections). She feels that each birth, via C-section and VBAC, was absolutely beautiful and uniquely special. After having her fourth child (2nd VBAC), she was asked by many family and friends to be a support in their births because of her calm nature, experience and passion for research.  She fulfills her passion supporting mothers through this beautiful experience in their lives as a birth doula. She completed her birth doula training through DONA International. 


Jessica Parisik

Certified Birth Doula

Mother of One

After the birth of her daughter, Jessica realized her passion and commitment to assisting women in the most transformative time in their lives.  She attended doula training in Rockland County, NY and was trained in the art of labor support.  Now, she is so happy to be working with women and their families to bring light and love into the world through childbirth.  Jessica is supportive of all types of birth options, natural childbirth, birth with epidural, VBAC and VBAC2. 

 

 

 

 

Trang Onderdonk CD(DONA)& PCD(DONA)- PDCCE- Rebozo certified

Certified Birth Doula 

Mother of Two

Trang believes that the birth process takes time and patience. Her greatest wish is to support women no matter the situation and to provide professional yet intimate care to all her clients, so they can have the birth experience they desire. Trang believes it was her own experience with childbirth that gave her an understanding of how crucial informed support is for birthing parents, and would like to offer help, love and patience to new laboring mothers. She resides in Wyckoff, NJ with her husband and two children. 

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