Not Your Mom’s Childbirth Class

Catie Mehl Columbus, Education, Labor & Birth, Newborns, Parenting, Postpartum, Pregnancy 0 Comments

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 …

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 …

Does baby’s position matter in labor? (Part 1 of 2)

Catie Mehl For Doulas, Pregnancy 16 Comments

We hear this question from pregnant women and doulas often. “My friend said her labor was horrific because her baby was posterior (OP)! How do I make sure this doesn’t happen to me?” “My client has been having start and stop labor for days. I wonder if baby is OP. How can we get baby into a more optimal position …