Why Kids Don’t Listen

Dawn Friedman Parenting 0 Comments

“Pick it up.” “Put it back.” “Stop that!” “Come here!” And of course, “Are you listening to me?” Communication with kids doesn’t always feel like a two way street. You talk and talk and talk and feel like you’re shouting into the void even when the small person whose attention you’re trying to get (and keep) is standing right there in …

CBP’s Holiday Instagram Challenge

Leah Kayes Life, Newborns, Parenting, Postpartum, Uncategorized 0 Comments

Here at Columbus Birth and Parenting, we absolutely love the holidays. The family traditions, the food and the overall feeling of comfort are undeniably enticing.  It’s also a time of generosity, kindness and faith.  That feels like magic to us. This time of year feels magical for your little one too! From their big, excited eyes to their heart-melting giggles… We know how much JOY your …

4 Things We Know About: What Life is REALLY Like After Having a Baby

Leah Kayes Friday Five Things, Labor & Birth, Newborns, Postpartum 1 Comment

1. You will be SORE.  Whether your baby/babies arrives via vaginal birth or cesarean birth, it will feel as though someone has taken a sledgehammer to your lower abdomen, pelvis and lady garden. It’s. Going. To. Hurt.  It’s going to hurt when you walk.  It’s going to hurt when you go to the bathroom (TAKE the stool softeners they give …

The Use of Research to Discuss the Benefits of Doula Support

Catie Mehl For Doulas, Labor & Birth, Medical Professionals 3 Comments

I often see doulas citing statistics about the benefits of doula support. And why not? There’s a fantastic 118 page Cochrane Review on the benefits of continuous labor support and a terrific summary of the review can be found on Evidence Based Birth’s blog about doulas. It seems pretty clear from the research that doulas are awesome, so why not …

5 Things Our New Favorite NBC Show “This Is Us” Got Right About Birth

Catie and Leah Friday Five Things, Labor & Birth, Pregnancy 0 Comments

I’m going to be honest. When I saw that the series premiere for This Is Us would include a birth, I thought to myself “I can’t wait to watch it and see all the things they got wrong!” Typically, that is exactly what happens. As someone who has been hired to support over 200 births, I have never been particularly …

Five Things We Know About: Adding Child #3

Leah Kayes Friday Five Things, Newborns, Postpartum, Pregnancy 0 Comments

#1: You will suffer from overconfidence:  When sweet baby #3 arrives on the scene, you’re no longer wondering “will I love this baby as much as my first?” because you already know your love is not finite.  You aren’t stressing about things like leaving the hospital, car seats and nipple confusion.  You aren’t really stressing at all.   And that’s …

Friday Favorites: Our Favorite Bottle (well…1 of 2 of them!)

Catie Mehl Baby Registry, Friday Favorites 0 Comments

There are so many choices when it comes to most things baby, and bottles are no exception. Before I was a postpartum doula, when I would walk into a Babies-R-Us I was overwhelmed with the number of bottles to choose from. How could I possibly know which bottle would be the best one for my baby?! But in my time …