A Message to Parents and the AAP: We’re not meant to do this on our own.

Catie Mehl Uncategorized

In a recent Wall Street Journal article about sleep training, Elizabeth Murray, a spokeswoman for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), said the sleep-coaching trend makes her a little sad and that hiring a sleep coach “seems to me a sign of parents’ feeling that they can’t do this on their own, that somehow they’re failing.” Want to know what makes …

(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman

Catie Mehl Labor & Birth, Newborns, Parenting, Postpartum, Pregnancy

This post is inspired by today’s passing of The Queen, Ms. Aretha Franklin. It’s both deeply personal as well as part of CBP’s history as a company. I had heard the song “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” before the Murphy Brown season four, episode 26 aired. In fact, it’s one of only three songs I have a memory of …

Doula: I Don’t Think that Word Means What You Think It Means

Catie Mehl Uncategorized

One of the most challenging things about being a doula is explaining what it is we actually do. When asked what a doula is, the vast majority of people will say “Oh! For homebirths, right?” or “For people who want an unmedicated birth, right?!”. Sure, that CAN be what a doula is. But also…not so much. And, these ideas also limit …

The Reason Why v.1.0

Catie Mehl Uncategorized

This is our Why as a company. And it is important to me for you to have the option to hear about why we exist. Also. This is far, far from the video I want to publish. Which is why I haven’t published this for almost 3 years. But then I realized that what I had to say is more …

Calling All Helpers!

Catie Mehl Columbus, For Doulas

Ever since I was a child my favorite Mr. Rogers story has been about helpers: “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words …

Not Your Mom’s Childbirth Class

Catie Mehl Columbus, Education, Labor & Birth, Newborns, Parenting, Postpartum, Pregnancy

I’ve been teaching childbirth education classes in Columbus, Ohio for over a decade and while I’ve seen many changes to how labor and birth are done here, one change is beginning to stand out to me more and more: a growing distrust or questioning of doctors and hospitals. Some healthy skepticism is understandable and warranted, for sure. And I’ve also …

Look Who’s Helping to #ChangeColumbus

Catie Mehl Columbus, Newborns, No Child Wet Behind, Parenting, Postpartum

As we prepare for our 2nd Anual No Child Wet Behind 5k, 1-mile Family Fun Run, and Diaper Drive on May 13th at Wolfe Park in Columbus, Ohio, we want to take a moment to recognize the fabulous companies who help make this event a fun filled morning and get diapers to the families who need them most. Thank you, sponsors. …