Nine Things To Do When You Are Nine Months Pregnant In Greensboro NC-Summer Edition

Nine Things To Do When You Are Nine Months Pregnant In Greensboro NC-Summer Edition

The first 8 months of pregnancy fly by and the last month of pregnancy lasts about a year, right?  At least, that’s what it feels like to many!  As you finish gestating your upcoming bundle of joy, spend some time with your partner and with friends, and take your mind off all those “is the baby here???” texts you keep getting from everyone you know.  We’ve compiled a list of fun things to do to in Greensboro to keep yourself entertained those last few weeks of pregnancy.   Greensboro Grasshoppers Cheer on the local home team!  Spend an evening with Greensboro’s own minor league baseball team, the Greensboro Grasshoppers.  Satisfy your pregnancy cravings with a hotdog and some popcorn, and enjoy a wonderful evening at NewBridge Bank Park in Downtown Greensboro.  NewBridge Bank Park is located at 408 Bellemeade Street, Greensboro, NC 27401     Greensboro Science Center Sciquarium It’s hot out, you are nine months pregnant, and need all the air conditioning you can get!  Check out the Sciquarium at Greensboro Science Center.  Sharks and rays, penguins, tropical fish and more await you at this 22,000 square foot beautiful facility.  There’s plenty more to do at the Science Center too, including at outdoor zoo, indoor exhibits, and their newest feature, SKYWILD, an outdoor ropes course and zipline that spans their outdoor zoo.  (But, you’ll have to wait til after pregnancy for that feature!)  The Greensboro Science Center is located at 4301 Lawndale Drive Greensboro, NC 27455 Carolina Theatre Step out of the sun and into the cool, elegant beauty of the Carolina Theatre.  This theater is a North...
Pregnant In The Piedmont-Pregnancy and Parenting Expo

Pregnant In The Piedmont-Pregnancy and Parenting Expo

Get ready for Pregnant In The Piedmont 2016! Last year we brought this fantastic new pregnancy, baby and parenting expo to Winston-Salem, and Piedmont Doulas can’t wait to present it again! Pregnant In The Piedmont presents businesses and resources that focus on pregnancy through early childhood, and puts them all under one roof. There will be newborn photographers, midwives, obstetricians, lactation consultants, nanny agencies, massage therapists, financial planners, lactation consultants, doulas, childbirth educators and SO much more. There will also be shopping, henna with Poonam Henna Art face painting and balloon animals for the kids with Twisted Dog Productions, a visit from Princess Parties Of North Carolina in addition to lots of prizes and giveaways. We will also have Pregnant In The Piedmont “Tiny Talks”, that will include yoga demonstrations, a music class for kids, discussions on pregnancy and other relevant topics. This year’s event takes place Saturday, April 30th from 10 am to 2 pm, at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center, in their beautiful Conference Center. Parking is available in the covered parking garage, so you will stay dry whether rain or shine. The Conference Center is literally steps away from the parking area, so it is super easy to locate. Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center is located at 3333 Silas Creek Pkwy, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. This event is free and open to all! You don’t need to be pregnant to attend, as there is information that ranges from pre-conception to childhood–there is something for the whole family here! This event is only held once a year, so don’t miss out! Want to see who’s going to be...
‘Twas The Day You Were Born

‘Twas The Day You Were Born

Twas the day you were born, And all through the place Excitement was growing! We’d soon see your face! Contractions were coming  Slowly but surely We couldn’t help but guess Would your hair be straight or would it be curly? The midwife was called, the doula was too Labor was unfolding; We couldn’t wait for you! And mom on her birth ball and me by her side Through this labor dance we both would easily glide. When all of a sudden there was such a splatter! I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter! My water just broke!  She said with a smile. Hey, at least it broke on the bathroom tile! The moon in the sky was full as can be As she rocked back and forth on her hands and her knees. When what to my wondering ears should I hear? But breathing and moaning in rhythm so clear. With stronger contractions five minutes apart, I knew active labor was soon to start! Quickly and swiftly our doula did arrive, With her support we knew we surely would thrive. We slow danced!  We counter pressured, we did hip circles on the ball,  Your mother said, it’s time!  To the hospital y’all! We packed up the car, the seatbelts we clicked, And away to the birth place we had earlier picked! So to the hospital we all did calmly go, With our doula following behind, you’d be here soon we did know. Deeply she breathed with each longer contraction, Staying in her rhythm she found satisfaction. As we parked the car and unloaded our stuff,...
Baby Belly Bazaar, Greensboro NC

Baby Belly Bazaar, Greensboro NC

The time has come to celebrate that beautiful baby belly-at the Baby Belly Bazaar!  The Bazaar will be held Saturday, November 7th from 11 am to 3 pm at the Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N Davie St #101N, Greensboro, NC.  We are proud to once again be sponsors of this exciting event!  Twice a year, a wide array of  pregnancy, birth and baby related vendors come together to showcase what the Piedmont Triad area offers for expecting families.  Piedmont Doulas will be there, happy to speak with you about birth doula or postpartum doula services, and our childbirth education classes and workshops.  We will have information, free samples, a special discount coupon and a giveaway, so be sure to stop by our table! In addition, there will be massage therapists, midwives, educators, crafters, essential oils reps, photographers, and LOTS more.  Learn about water birth options at Women’s Hospital of Greensboro.  Of course, there will be the always popular belly painting and henna! You can learn more about sponsors, vendors and artists, as well as RSVP, by clicking here If you are in Winston-Salem or High Point, it’s only about a 30-45 minute drive to the Cultural Center in Greensboro, so come on out and spend a Saturday celebrating YOU!  Admission is FREE! Happy Bazaaring!...
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....
Nine Things To Do When You’re Nine Months Pregnant

Nine Things To Do When You’re Nine Months Pregnant

The ninth month of pregnancy can feel like it lasts a year, and in the middle of summer, can feel even longer! Looking for ways to pass the time?  We’ve compiled a list of nine things you could do in summer here in Winston-Salem.   1. Visit Old Salem– Old Salem Museum and Gardens is a restored Moravian community, and while an admission ticket is needed to venture inside many of the houses and museums, you can wander around the beautiful old brick roads anytime. Visit the bakery, enjoy a picnic on the grassy knoll outside Salem College, and maybe even stop to take a pregnancy picture with the giant coffee pot at the north end of this historic district! 900 Old Salem Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27101   2. Get a haircut– We recently had a postpartum client tell us how much she wished she gotten a haircut before she had her baby! Time is often at a premium after baby comes. Sit in the air conditioning and let your stylist give you the perfect pregnancy do! 3.  See a baseball game–Take you and your belly baby out to the ballgame!  Cheer on our local minor league baseball team, the Winston-Salem Dash!  We are fortunate to have a lovely ballpark in downtown Winston-Salem.  Satisfy your pregnancy cravings with a ballpark dinner, and sit back and enjoy the game.  Check the calendar to see which dates have after game fireworks for an extra special treat!  A source at the Dash says seats near the third base line tend to be shadiest.  951 Ballpark Way, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 4. Indulge at...