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 …

Meet Catie Mehl, Co-Owner of CBP

Leah Kayes For Doulas, Labor & Birth, Meet Me Monday, Newborns, Parenting, Postpartum, Pregnancy Leave a Comment

Catie Mehl is the other owner of Columbus Birth & Parenting.  She and her husband Jim have been married for almost 15 years and live in Dublin, Ohio.  Catie is a proud step parent to 2 beautiful young women and Jim and Catie have a son and a daughter together.  Catie moved A LOT as a child and the longest …

Friday Favorites: Our Favorite Favorites

Leah Kayes Friday Favorites, Newborns, Parenting, Pregnancy 2 Comments

We work with parents who are bringing home a new addition every single day.  We’ve worked with every brand of bottle, every swaddle, every baby bath.  So with real life use of all the options, we’re certainly going to have our favorites. We’re starting a new weekly series that highlights our favorite baby products and stores that make the lives …

What’s better than a Baby Nurse?

Catie Mehl Newborns, Parenting 1 Comment

Many new parents have found tremendous benefit in hiring a newborn care specialist. Sometimes referred to as a baby nurse, night nurse, or night nanny, they do exactly what their title suggests: care for newborns. Newborn care specialists focus on all things baby: feeding, diapering, sleep, and baby laundry. For decades, exhausted parents have especially benefitted from overnight newborn care …