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) GBCE

Certified Birth Doula & GentleBirth Instructor

Mother of Four

Afshan holds a Bachelors degree in Family & Child Studies, with 6 years of experience as an Elementary School Teacher. After having 2 cesarean births and 2 VBA2Cs (Vaginal Birth After 2 C-Sections) of her own, she was drawn to supporting women through their birthing journey. Afshan completed her birth doula certification with DONA International, and furthered her birthing experience by certifying with GentleBirth as a Childbirth Educator. She brings a calm and nurturing approach to empowering mothers as they prepare for pregnancy, birth and beyond with the most up to date research, comfort techniques and individualized support. To contact her and inquire about her services, please email njdoulacare@gmail.com

Jessica Parisik MaDo, DONA

Certified Birth Doula

Mother of Two

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 through DONA International and began working with our office in 2016. 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. To contact her and inquire about her services, please email landldoula@gmail.com

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.

To contact her and inquire about her services, please email trang.onderdonk@gmail.com

Raizy Green

Labor Coach

Raizy Green is a highly experienced labor coach who has been working
exclusively with our office since 2009. She has an expertise in patients  who are having their first baby or a vaginal birth after cesarean delivery
(VBAC). She has 7 beautiful children, her first a Cesarean Birth followed by 6 vaginal births (VBACs). Raizy is extremely dedicated to women when it comes to empowering them to make choices that are best suited for their individual needs. To contact her and inquire about her services, please email Raizy.Green@gmail.com.