Water Birth in Greensboro, NC

Water Birth in Greensboro, NC

Laboring in water can be a tremendous help to some laboring moms.  Many midwives call it an “aquadural”, and for good reason!  One of the things I love is hearing the great big “AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH” the first time she steps into the warm water!  There is also something so peaceful, so quiet, so hushed about a water labor or water birth.  It’s as if the pool of water just brings with it a calm to the birth place. Did you know you can use a birth pool for labor or birth right here in the Triad area?  Women’s Hospital in Greensboro, NC and Natural Beginnings Birth Center in Statesville, NC both have water birth available.  Not everyone should have a water birth, so if you are interested, it’s important to ask your care provider if you would be a good candidate for water birth.  Alternatively, some women choose to use the birth pool only during their labor, and then give birth “on land”.  Most of the time, it is midwives that attend water births, but sometimes obstetricians attend water births too!  Ask your doctor or midwife if they attend water births or water labors. Read more about water birth here in Greensboro by visiting Central Carolina OB/GYN’s website You can also find more information at Waterbirth International, and at Evidence Based Birth Interested in birth doula support for your water birth?  Contact us!  We’d be happy to schedule a free consultation with you! Because pictures really do speak a thousand words, here are some photos from water births we’ve attended as doulas. Pictures are from Women’s Hospital in Greensboro, North...

Comfort Measures in Winston-Salem

  We have just a few spaces left in our very popular Comfort Measures workshop!  This Thursday, January 15th from 6-8 pm.  This class is held at the office of Drs. Valaoras and Lewis, 245 Charlois Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.  Cost is only $25 a couple!   You must pre-register for this class.  You can register by emailing us at piedmontdoulas@gmail.com, calling 336-448-4114, or use our contact us form. The Comfort Measures class is a great way to learn techniques that may help you relax and feel more comfortable during your labor and birth.  Learn massage and breathing techniques,  how to make your hospital room more like home, vocalizations, relaxation, positions for pushing, use of a birth ball and many other helpful hints!  Taught by birth doulas, who know how to help! This workshop is a great addition to your childbirth education course, or as a refresher.  The comfort measures class is great whether you are having a natural birth or are planning on using an epidural! Participants will need to bring a birth ball, pillow and yoga mat or blanket.  Snacks will be provided.  You can learn more about our other classes by visiting our website, www.piedmontdoulas.com Happy Birthing!    ...
Meet The Doulas in Winston-Salem NC

Meet The Doulas in Winston-Salem NC

Come join us and other Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point area birth doulas and postpartum doulas at this event at Babies R Us, 975 Hanes Mall Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. This exciting event for expecting parents will take place Saturday, January 17th from 2-4 pm. Piedmont Doulas will be there to answer your questions about birth and postpartum doula care, our comfort measures in labor workshop, and other questions you may have about doulas! While there, you can also register to win a $25 gift card to Babies R Us! This is a wonderful opportunity to meet several different doulas from the Piedmont Triad area at one time. Contact us for more information, or call the Winston-Salem Babies R Us at (336)765-5600 to register. Stay tuned for more meet the doula events in Winston-Salem to...
New Year Birtholutions

New Year Birtholutions

Happy New Year! A New Year is so exciting, so thrilling. A blank piece of notebook paper stands in front of you, waiting to become your novel for the new year. We have a chance to start anew, and if you are anticipating the arrival of a new little bundle of joy this year, we congratulate you! Many of us are in the habit of creating our lists of new year’s resolutions. Some fizzle out, (I’ll go to the gym EVERY DAY and love it!) and some are easier (if I resolve to eat chocolate every day, I know I will succeed.) Either way, it’s always fun to make a list of resolutions for the fresh, new year to come. We thought it would be fun to put together a list of New Year’s “Birtholutions”, based on what we’ve heard from clients and pregnant friends over the last year! Some of these may apply to you, and some may not. Everyone is different when it comes to birth, depending on your own desires and personal situation. Talk to your care provider about your options! What is on your New Year’s Birtholutions list? * I resolve not to listen to scary stories from friends and family members regarding pregnancy and birth, but surround myself with positive birth stories. * Speaking of scary stories, I resolve to toss my copy of What To Expect When You’re Expecting and buy The Birth Partner instead. * I resolve to just smile and nod to that unsolicited advice from Aunt Peggy about the best way to parent my baby. I’ll breathe calmly while she...