My name is Catie Mehl and I am the proud owner of Columbus Birth & Parenting. It's important to me for you to understand the primary reason this company exists.
We respect you for the person you are and we believe in your ability to be the best parent you can be. This is a major life transition that is exhilarating and terrifying all at the same time. You're about to discover a whole new range of emotions that you never knew existed. You're about to learn and grow and shift and it's going to be so hard at times but in the end, I promise you, it will be so, so worth it. Because the work that you're doing in the first year of parenting is laying the foundation for the rest of your lives as parents. The first year matters so much.
Parenting is important work. From the moment you decide to be a parent through the first year of your baby's life, you'll be doing challenging but rewarding work to be the best parent you can be. And after working with hundreds of parents in Columbus, Ohio and across the nation, I know the key to successful parenting:
Parents must first take care of themselves and allow themselves to be cared for before they can fully care for their growing family.
Because as parents, as individuals who are more than parents, you matter. And you deserve support. Real support.
I am referring to the kind of support that says “It’s not always going to be a hundred percent how you planned, and that sucks. Changes in plans don't mean failure, and they don't mean throwing the plan out altogether. We’ll be here to celebrate with you in the moments that are perfect, and We’ll be here to help you find a different way in the moments that are hard, validating your feelings and helping you adapt and craft new plans in the moment.”
As a company, our job is to help you feel rested, capable, and confident as a parent. We are never there to judge as we firmly believe that you are smart enough to make the choices that are right for you and your family. We're experts in presenting you with options then helping you follow through.
In order to do this for more than one family at a time, I have gathered the most reliable, compassionate, and trusted doulas in Central Ohio. As a former doula trainer with DONA International and ProDoula, I have trained hundreds of doulas nationwide and have developed a keen sense for identifying the women who are born caretakers. These are the natural helpers, the women who are passionate about lifting other people up, and helping others to feel seen, heard, cared for, and loved.
Columbus Birth & Parenting brings together the best doulas in Columbus who are ready to help you do more than survive your pregnancy and first year with a new baby, we are here to help you THRIVE.
So take a little bit of time out of your day and let's chat about what you want your pregnancy, birth, and early parenthood experiences to feel like. I'm here to listen to you, learn about your hopes and dreams for not only your child but yourself and your family, and then to help you create the perfect team who will set you up for success.
I can't wait to talk to you!
A powerhouse in the birth and parenting world, Catie has a gift for supporting people in a way that is unique to each individual. She helps you to thrive and feel confident in every decision you make, always without judgment. She also understands the secret language of babies.
Catie is a national speaker and has trained hundreds of doulas and nurses across the country on the art of support. She is well respected by area doctors and nurses and has worked hard to build strong relationships with the medical community to provide complementary care for families in Columbus, Ohio.
Catie specializes in education, breastfeeding support, helping new parents identify their goals, building confidence in new parents, and adoption support.
It takes a village, but let’s be honest…
we want to be selective when it comes to whom we let into said village.
Our affiliate doulas are trained, insured, CPR & First Aid Certified, compassionate, and discreet professionals who are excited to provide you with the support and tools you need to succeed during your pregnancy and throughout the first year of your baby's life.
If you are interested in working for us. Please email Catie at Catie at BirthandParenting dot com.