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Columbus Birth & Parenting provides professional and unbiased support, education and resources from conception through parenthood.
|Education based on evidence.Support based on you.|
|One organization to meet all your parenting needs: Childbirth education, Antepartum Doula, Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Lactation Consulting, Sleep Consulting, Parenting Support. One organization gets to know you as the individual you are and provides the services you need as your family grows and changes. You are on a journey; we’re here to make the trip a little smoother.|
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I look around at the world today and there are times I feel helpless. That’s not an easy thing for me, given that I consider myself a helper in general. In addition to feeling like I can’t make an impact, there’s this overwhelming feeling that there are just so many people who need help…where do I start?[…]
We’re one week away from my favorite yearly tradition: Thanksgiving Dinner! Not only do I get to cook for two days straight but almost everything on our table is homemade (thank you Costco for supplying an amazing pumpkin pie!). In case you’re needing some inspiration this year, or maybe you’re looking for something new, here[…]
Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, LA is working on putting a doula credentialing policy into place. This policy would require doulas who are hired by families planning on giving birth at Lakeview to: Sign a Scope of Service agreement (which is very similar to ProDoula’s Standards of Professionalism) Sign a Job Description agreement (also[…]
Forward by Cofounder of Columbus Birth and Parenting, Leah Kayes: I remember going back to work 3 months after my first daughter was born. I remember exactly how it felt to see friends and colleagues for the first time, many of whom were already parents. They knew the transition I was going through. They’d been[…]
We’re not birth activists. Birth activists have an angle. Sometimes their angle is specific to a certain type of birth. I know this because I used to be one. My personal activist philosophy looked like this: when asked, I absolutely supported how a person wanted their birth to be. That support included me giving information[…]
You’re pregnant! Congratulations! This is an exciting and sometimes nerve wracking time in your life. Not only are you dealing with your own thoughts, emotions and ideals about pregnancy, labor, birth, and parenting, but also everyone else’s…. From the moment you announce your pregnancy, you are bombarded with advice from books, articles, online groups, and well-meaning[…]
First, if you haven’t yet done so, please read Part One and Part Two of this series. Second, I’m sharing these things because I want people to understand why I left DONA, especially the women I trained. That decision was one of the hardest ones I’ve ever had to make. Writing this post wasn’t easy[…]
What is the first rule of Crossfit? You’re welcome, for the shirtless pic of Brad Pitt. Now, stay with me! Many of you read Part One: Facts Only. If you didn’t get a chance, go back and read it now! It’s a side-by-side comparison of two doula certifying bodies: DONA and ProDoula. We left all opinion[…]
**Mobile users need to turn their phone landscape to read this post.** There is updated info at the bottom of the blog. You’re curious. You should be. You have a vested interest. This is your passion. This is the career that brings you fulfillment. You want to do your homework. You want to find an[…]
Despite differing parenting practices, many families share a common belief: bedtime can suck! The time spent between dinner and when the kids are actually asleep can be very stressful. Some families have loud protesters. Others have children who need someone to sit in their rooms with them. Some kids need a long and structured routine.[…]