Not Your Mom’s Childbirth Class

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

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 Leave a Comment

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. …

CBP’s Holiday Instagram Challenge

Leah Kayes Life, Newborns, Parenting, Postpartum, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

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 …

Five Things We Know About: Adding Child #3

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#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: A Must Have for Formula Feeding Families

Catie Mehl Baby Registry, Friday Favorites, Newborns, Parenting, Postpartum Leave a Comment

Life with a new baby can be go, go, go (especially when there are older kids who need attention too). If baby is formula fed and they’re letting you know they’re hungry, you need the bottle to be ready now. Sometimes waiting for the bottle warmer to heat up takes too much time, and have you ever tried to scoop …

Meet Caroline Nagy: A Woman Full of Life

Leah Kayes Labor & Birth, Meet Me Monday, Newborns, Postpartum, Pregnancy, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Meet Caroline Nagy, affiliate doula of Columbus Birth & Parenting and So. Much. More. Caroline is a wife and mother to three beautiful kids.  Three words that describe her perfectly… Full Of Life.  Our clients can’t get enough of her fun-loving and positive energy, her ability to connect with older siblings as well as the newest addition and the fact that she …

Friday Favorites: Clear Up Diaper Rash Faster

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Like last week’s Friday Favorite, the lighted fingernail clippers, this week’s item is another thing we didn’t understand right away. Then we saw it in action and now we LOVE it! Think about when your baby has a diaper rash and needs diaper cream on their bum. What are the typical steps you take to do this? Most people take …