Baby Belly Bazaar, Greensboro NC

Baby Belly Bazaar, Greensboro NC

It’s that time of year again!  the Baby Belly Bazaar will be held Saturday, March 21st from 11 am to 3 pm.  This unique event is held at the Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie Street, Greensboro, NC.  Piedmont Doulas are proud to once again be a sponsor of this event!  Come out and see us!  If you are pregnant, stop by for a free gift from us.  There will be nearly 50 vendors, including birth and postpartum doulas, childbirth educators, lactation consultants, midwives, massage therapists and many others.  There will be a henna artist, and of course belly painting!  We love seeing those painted bellies!  We hope to see you there!      ...
6 Things NOT to Say or Do to Someone in Labor

6 Things NOT to Say or Do to Someone in Labor

Are you a partner, grandma to be, sister or best friend supporting someone in labor?  Congratulations!  Not only is it wonderful to be there to provide birth support to your spouse, friend or family member, it can also be a tough job.  Here are six things to avoid doing during labor, from a birth support perspective.   DON’T talk to her during a contraction– While talking and laughing during early labor can be a great distraction for her, once active labor and especially transition begins, asking her questions or joking around during contractions can lead to her giving you the serious side eye. Once contractions become longer, stronger and closer together, they take more of her concentration. She may need to breathe deeply, moan, chant or sway, close her eyes and block out other distractions as she makes her way through these stronger contractions. Asking questions and general chit chat should be reserved for in between contractions.   DON’T brag about how short your labor was– We have all heard the story of the mom, sister, mother-in- law or best friend who had the easiest, quickest labor ever, and how awesome that was. For the mom in labor, that’s not the story she wants to hear. If you are a support person who has given birth before, one thing not to do is tell the laboring mom and every nurse, midwife or doctor that comes in the room how short and easy your labor was!  Continue to reassure her she’s doing great, and that sometimes, labor just takes time.   DON’T eat really smelly foods in her labor space–...