Local Resources in Upstate, SC
Birth Advocacy and Support: Upstate BirthNetwork is a 501(c)3 non-profit promoting the Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative in the Upstate. They offer free birth consults, a lending library, and monthly gatherings called Blessingways.
Birth/Breastfeeding Photographer: Jen Conway Photography. Jen photographed my sister’s birth and she was an incredible addition to the birth team.
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. Jared Dreckman is located in Simpsonville. Both are certified in the Webster Technique for pregnancy and both are excellent with babies.
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. For Hypnobabies students, I recommend Carrie LaChapelle or Elizabeth Randolph.
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.
Pediatrician: Keith Stafford Well, technically, he is a family physician. We drive an hour to see him!
Obstetric Group: Greer OB/GYN. If you prefer an obstetric group, this practice is a great choice. Only five 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. Harris who supports delayed cord-clamping and immediate skin-to-skin for cesarean birth.
Health and Nutrition: Moira Hanna of Be Healthy is a certified L.E.A.N coach and offers classes to prepare for pregnancy and to nourish your growing family.
Placenta Encapsulation: Kellyann Battista is professional and quick. You can find her at Mind, Body, and Spirit Massage and Postpartum Care. Learn more about placenta encapsulation Placenta Benefits.
Postpartum Support: Are you struggling with postpartum depression, anxiety, baby blues or other challenges? The Upstate Postpartum Support group meets monthly.
Playgroup: Hike It Baby offers multiple hikes per week in the upstate ranging from urban strolls to challenging climbs. They will never leave a hiker behind.
Ultrasound: Vision of Life Ultrasound. This family-friendly business provides a joyful and relaxed environment if you want a peak at your baby.
Cloth Diaper Information: Greenville Cloth Diaper Group offers online support and monthly meetings.
Local Foods and Wellness Products: Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery provides healthy made-to-order foods, grocery staples like raw milk and gluten-free beer, and health/wellness products sourced locally.
Babywearing: Upstate Babywearers provides online support and monthly meetings.
Breastfeeding Support: Find the nearest La Leche League meeting. Groups meet monthly all over the Upstate.
Pediatric Dentist: We love Dr. Mark Muncy! My kids beg to go to the dentist. I only wish he’d see adults and that we’d get to wait longer–the waiting room is FUN.
Disclosure: I only make recommendations based on my (or in some cases, my client’s) personal experience with services. I do not receive anything in return for listing a provider.