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...
Triad Moms On Main-Pregnant In The Piedmont Sponsors

Triad Moms On Main-Pregnant In The Piedmont Sponsors

Pregnant In The Piedmont is getting closer and closer!  As we build up to the event, we are highlighting our wonderful sponsors who help make this pregnancy, baby and parenting expo possible.  Today we are featuring Triad Moms On Main, the best online resource for parents in the Piedmont Triad area!  Read below to learn more about them.   Triad Moms on Main is an online parenting resource for the Triad, NC area. Find us online at www.TriadMomsonMain.com. We are an all-inclusive website for parents that features daily blogs, directories, a detailed local events calendar, contests and giveaways. Our website explores new topics daily through our blog – from how to find the right school or summer camp for your child, to showcasing local restaurants and birthday party venues, to pregnancy tips and off-the-cuff stories. Our team focuses on needs and interests of parents raising children in the Triad while also hosting guest blogs from a variety of viewpoints. We also added a second division to TMoM in February of 2015 called Baby Business. This division distributes local coupon advertising to parents of newborns at every hospital in the Triad and to expectant mothers at most Triad obstetrics & gynecology practices. Be sure to keep an eye out for your envelopes of coupons designed to provide you with amazing offers that will make mommyhood a little easier. Stay in the know by subscribing to our weekly newsletter on www.TriadMomsonMain.com. You will receive an email newsletter every Wednesday. Also be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. We remind you of fantastic upcoming events through these social media...
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 Day In Your Life With A Postpartum Doula

A Day In Your Life With A Postpartum Doula

It’s your partner’s first day back at work.  Your babe is a mere few days old, tiny, adorable, sweet in every way.  And exhausting in every way!  Never fear, your postpartum doula is here! 9:00  We text you or knock very softly to let you know we’ve arrived.  (we know better than to ring that doorbell if Baby might be sleeping!)  You open the door, we hug, and begin our day! 9:30  You are relaxing, eating the breakfast we’ve just prepared for you, sipping coffee or your favorite tea.  While you eat, we hold your baby, and give you some much deserved me time. 10:00  You slip away for a long bath or shower, work on all those thank you cards that need to go out, and catch up on emails and phone calls.  We change your baby’s diaper, and help get her down for a nap.  While she naps, we wash all your breast pump pieces, load the dishwasher, neaten the kitchen and prepare snacks for you to eat through out the day.  (cup up fruit and veggies in containers in the fridge are a great way to grab a healthy snack!)  We keep an eye on your baby to make sure she is sleeping comfortably. 11:30  You settle in to your favorite spot on the couch or in the rocking chair, we hand you your Boppy pillow and help you get adjusted, and bring Baby to you to nurse or bottle feed.  We can help you with some breastfeeding challenges, and can quickly refer you to certified lactation consultants if you need them!  We turn the TV...
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!      ...
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...