Local Resources in Upstate, SC
Natural Parenting Store: Natural Baby I love the peaceful atmosphere of this amazing store downtown. There is space to lounge, nurse your baby, let your little ones play. And, of course, buy your cloth diapers, baby carrier, fair-trade blankets, and so much more.
Prenatal Massage: Blissful Massage Therapy. I saw Natalie several times during my own pregnancy and she is incredibly skilled. Not only did she nurture my body, she nurtured my spirit. I also love the care with which she selects the products she uses. Hoorah for no parabens!
Chiropractor: Cara Davis Located near Furman University, Cara uses the Advantage Chiropractic method which is so gentle. She excels at care for expectant women, newborns, and children.
Out of Hospital Midwife: Midwives are super. I’ve worked with many midwives in our area. Some I have not. Pick your own based on compatibility, location, and your unique needs.
Hospital Midwife: Greenville Midwifery Care offers amazing care at Greenville Memorial Hospital. They even offer a waterbirth option! Their statistics for vaginal birth and VBAC are fantastic.
Hospital for Births: Greer Memorial This hospital is so accommodating and the rooms are lovely. Laboring women may spend time in the large, jetted tubs. The LDR rooms include mini-fridges, a sofa bed, rocking chair, and space for moving about.
Obstetrician: Keith Stafford Well, technically, he is a family physician who also practices obstetrics. He does not perform c-sections or provide care for some high risk pregnancies. He is, however, a stellar choice for a normal hospital birth.
Obstetric Group: Greer OB/GYN. If you are planning a hospital VBAC or prefer an obstetric group, this practice is a great choice. Only four doctors and their VBAC stats are high. Also, because they practice at Greer Memorial, laboring moms have access to tub immersion–even with continuous monitoring. If you require a planned cesarean, consider Dr. Cowart who supports delayed cord-clamping for cesarean birth.
Diaper Service: Check out The Diaper Queen! Options available for them to “wash yours” or full service with cloth diapers provided.
Postpartum Support: Susan Breisch has a wealth of knowledge and resources for moms and families who are experiencing postpartum depression, anxiety, baby blues, or other postpartum issues. She leads the Upstate Postpartum Support group which meets monthly.
Playgroup: The Greenville Attachment Parenting Playgroup With gatherings to choose from multiple times each week and an active message board for quick answers to questions, the AP group is a warm place to find common ground and support.
Ultrasound: Vision of Life Ultrasound. This family-friendly business provides a joyful and relaxed environment if you want a peak at your baby. There are also classes and events available for expectant couples like childbirth classes, bellycasting, and prenatal yoga.