JULIETTA APPLETON, MPA, CCE, CHT
(914) 325-6011 (phone or text)
(Speaks Spanish and English)
*Serving families in Northern Westchester and Putnam counties (NY) and Fairfield (CT)*
JULIETTA APPLETON is a birth doula and hypnotherapist with more than 30 years of experience and attendance at over 200 births. She is the creator of mind+body birth, a unique, science-based system of birth hypnosis and childbirth education designed to help pregnant women achieve a calm, empowered birth. She has helped hundreds of people overcome their fears and limiting beliefs to create positive change and achieve their goals. She is a founding member of HVBN, and is the founder and former director of the first freestanding birth center in Westchester County, NY--The Birth Cottage. She possesses a Masters degree in Public Administration, has trained doulas, helped establish and operate two postpartum doula services, and has worked with individuals and couples as a sex educator, childbirth educator, birth doula, and postpartum doula.
Julietta gave birth to both her children in birth centers, and is a fierce midwifery advocate. The experience of giving birth naturally was so powerful and deeply spiritual, it inspired Julietta to become a childbirth educator and doula. In her role as doula, she helps create a sense of safety and calm surrounding the birthing mother, and provides her and her family with non-judgmental support.
MARINA D. CASTELLANOS, PT, PLLC
Home and office visits in Westchester County
MARINA D. CASTELLANOS, PT, MPT has been a practicing physical therapist in Westchester County for over 17 years. She began her career as a pediatric physical therapist. She was later inspired to open a practice for the treatment of women, children, and teenagers with pelvic floor dysfunction. Having experienced symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction as a child, than again as an adult, she fully appreciates the impact these conditions can have on a person and their family. Her specialties include urinary/fecal incontinence, prenatal and postpartum pain and dysfunction, pelvic organ prolapse, diastasis recti, pelvic pain, pain with intercourse, and more. She offers office visits at 2 locations (Eastchester and Portchester). She also works with clients in the comfort of their own homes.
KATHY HERRON, CNM
Midwifery at Harrison
(Full Circle Women's Health)
450 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 414
Harrison, NY 10528
(914) 421-1500 (office)
KATHY HERRON has been a midwife since 1986. She created her private practice, Full Circle Women's Health, in 2000 -- Westchester's only midwife-owned, independent, midwifery practice with hospital admitting privileges. Full Circle is now Midwifery at Harrison and part of the Northwell system, providing us with a strong infrastructure and enabling us to take most insurances. Our group of 5 midwives still offers the close relationships and personalized attention that is the foundation of our midwifery care. Office visits are at our center in Harrison, and births are at Phelps in Sleepy Hollow—a certified Baby-Friendly hospital with the most midwives and the lowest cesarean rates in the area.
Kathy took a 4-year break from caring for pregnant women to nurture the next generation of midwives as an assistant professor for the Midwifery Institute at Jefferson. During that time, she maintained a gynecology practice, providing gentle and empowering care to women from a teen's first visit through the post-menopausal years. Her special interest is helping women with sexual pain and dysfunction, collaborating with a pelvic-floor physical therapist. They take a holistic and caring approach to the diagnosis and treatment of the many conditions that can contribute to this issue.
Kathy is now back to full-time, full-scope practice, caring again for pregnant and birthing women and continuing her gynecology care as well.
Kathy welcomes new and existing clients for pregnancy, gynecology, or sexual health appointments.
MELISSA KERAS-DONAGHY, DPT, WCS, CLT-LANA
Full Circle Family Care
450 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 414
Harrison, NY 10528
Dr. MELISSA KERAS-DONAGHY, PT, DPT, WCS, CLT-LANA earned her doctorate in physical therapy from Simmons College and has over 24 years of physical therapy experience. She specializes in all aspects of pelvic floor dysfunction, including pelvic pain, treating women, men, adolescents and children. Other areas of interest include male and female urinary incontinence and fecal incontinence, biofeedback assessment and treatment, post-surgical treatment, pre-natal and postpartum pain and dysfunction, and post-mastectomy and breast cancer rehabilitation. Dr. Keras-Donaghy is board certified in women's health physical therapy from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). She is also board certified through the Lymphology Association of North America (LANA), treating all aspects of lymphedema including upper extremity, trunk, and lower extremity lymphedema in men, women and children. She has extensive teaching experience in pelvic floor physical therapy. She currently collaborates with her midwife colleague to care for women with sexual pain.
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