9 Things To Do When You Are 9 Months Pregnant In Winston-Salem, Fall Edition

9 Things To Do When You Are 9 Months Pregnant In Winston-Salem, Fall Edition

  It’s autumn. The leaves are doing their lovely dance to the ground, the temps are cooler, and it’s pumpkin spice everything time.  But when you are nine months pregnant, enjoying the season might be a bit more difficult, when you are ready for baby to GET HERE!  We compiled a list of nine things to do when you are nine months pregnant in Winston-Salem,  summer edition, and now it’s time for our fall edition. The Home Maze and Pumpkin Patch– The Farm at the Children’s Home in Winston-Salem is celebrating fall with an incredible corn field maze and pumpkin patch. What better way to spend a crisp autumn day than picking out your annual pumpkin in their gorgeous patch, and wandering through the maze with your partner? I’m sure this would be a perfect place to snap a few pictures of that gorgeous ninth month belly too! The Farm at the Children’s Home is located at 1001 Reynolda Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27104. Go to a Wake Forest home football game–Root for the local home team! Get tickets for a Wake Forest football game and enjoy a Saturday at the football field.  Buy your gold and black pom and pom and cheer on the Demon Deacons. Visit here for information on game schedule and ticket prices. Visit historic Bethabara Park–This park is the site of the first Moravian settlement in North Carolina, going back to the mid 1700’s. The grounds are beautiful on a bright sunny day, so bring your camera along. Take in some history and enjoy a lovely walk around the beautiful old structures.  On October 8th,...
A Successful Birth

A Successful Birth

I was recently at a party when a lady came up to me and introduced herself. We started talking, and the inevitable subject of “what do you” came up. I love to talk about my job, so I was happy to say, I’m a doula! I was prepared for the usual “you do-what?”, and my elevator speech to follow, but surprisingly, she said she knew what a birth doula was. I was still smiling, ready to talk more about my business when her next question threw me off. “How many of your clients are successful?” My smile faltered a bit, and I replied “Successful? What do you mean?”   Her: You know, how many succeed at their birth?” Me: (Thoroughly puzzled now) Define what you mean by success at their birth. Her: You know, all natural Me: What’s your definition of all natural? Her: No pain medications, no interventions. Just, nice and natural. Successful. Me: (Trying not to give her the side eye at this point) I think we may have a very different view of what’s successful. I went on to explain that all of my clients are successful. None of them “birth better” than others. For some, a successful birth may be in the water, surrounded by candles, classical music, with an essential oil diffuser lightly scenting the air in the background. For others, it may be arriving at the hospital in active labor, ready for an epidural. For someone else, it may be having skin to skin time in the operating room after their planned cesarean birth. As I doula, I support all of these births....