Pregnant in Whatcom County: 9 Bumpin’ Things To Do

pregnant in whatcom county

Being pregnant is no excuse to miss out on any fun! Whatcom County is full of gorgeous scenery and stellar local businesses. Take advantage of both and get that baby bump out and about!

Otion: The Soap Bar

Otion: The Soap Bar in Bellingham

Make some belly rub with help from Otion. Relieve your tight itchy tummy with some DIY belly rub. Or make something gentle for your baby’s delicate skin. Otion is stocked full of natural butters and oils to make soothing creations. Don’t forget to customize your scent with one of their many essential oils or fragrances.

Get informed and prepared with a Birth Plan Facilitating session. With so many birth options available it takes many hours to research the pros and cons of each. I have done all the painstaking research for you and have complied it in a comprehensive manner, saving you time and insuring informed decision making. Once you have decided what is best for you and your family I will type it up for you in my easy to read format. I also educate how to ensure informed consent when making medical decisions during labor. My services are always judgment free, I will never pressure you or make feel guilty for any of your choices. Let me help take any stress and uncertainty out of the birth plan making process.

Take a stroll at Boulevard Park. Flat and effortless for the most part, it makes for a easy and scenic stroll while you sip your coffee or tea. If you are trying to kick start labor into gear, the ramp at the end of the boardwalk may help do the trick.

ice cream cravingsGive into your cravings at Mallard Ice Cream. Mallards is known for its unique flavors and local ingredients. There is sure to be something on the menu to satisfy your oddest of pregnancy cravings.

Get your spicy food on at Lux Thai Cuisine. Even though eating spicy foods to induce labor is a just wives tale, its a fun excuse to get out of the house for a yummy lunch or dinner. Lux Thai in downtown Ferndale is known for having some of the most authentic thai food in Whatcom County. Not only is the food hearty and delicious, but they have affordable prices. Don’t forget to ask the owner and cook Sue to guess your baby’s gender. I don’t know how she does it, but rarely is she wrong!

Get belly sifted by the W.I.S.E Doulas. Rebozo sifting is rhythmic jiggling of the belly with a rebozo shawl. The mother is positioned intentionally to facilitate relaxation and opening of the pelvis. It originates in Mexico as the rebozo shawl is integrated throughout many parts of its culture, including birth and motherhood. It promotes relaxation and can ease the pains associated with late pregnancy such as round & broad ligament pain, tight abdominal muscles and sore joints. Plus it has been shown to encourage optimal fetal positioning which may facilitate an easier and more comfortable birth. Book a private session with us W.I.S.E doulas at your convenience or attend a group mini session held the 4th Wednesday of every month.

foot rub while pregnantPamper yourself at the Chrysalis Inn & Spa: Prettify those toes you can’t reach with a pedicure. Or take pleasure in some deep relaxation while you enjoy prenatal massage or spa treatment.

Paint pottery and sip a cup of tea at Creativitea in Fairhaven. Make a personalized decoration for the nursery or maybe a pregnancy announcement keepsake. Have a tea party with amazing teas and treats while you make your creation.

See a show at the Upfront Theater. If you are feeling like you are missing out on the down town scene while pregnant there is no need to feel left out. Put together it a girls night or make it a date and hit up one of their hilarious improv shows.

Enjoy this exciting and precious time in your life while getting into the true spirit of Whatcom County by supporting your family friendly local businesses.

 

bellingham wa doulaAbout the author: Molly Seimears is a birth doula in Bellingham, WA. She lives in Whatcom County and is passionate about birth and serving families in her community.

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