Guide to Maternity Services and Infant Care

Preparing for the arrival of a new baby is an exciting time full of anticipation and planning—for first-time parents and seasoned pros alike.

To help take the legwork out of finding local maternity and baby-care resources, Columbus Parent has compiled a guide to everything from fertility specialists and breast-feeding support groups to boutiques and pre- and postnatal fitness classes around Central Ohio.

Whether you're looking for furniture and accessories to create the perfect nursery to welcome home your little one or in-home child care for when it's time to head back to work, we've got you covered with resources in numerous areas—both before and after baby arrives.

For the sake of space, our list is limited to local independent retailers, rather than trying to list all of the big-box stores and major chains.

To submit an item for consideration, send an email to contact@columbusparent.com.

BABY CLOTHES AND ACCESSORIES

Belles & Beaux Children's Boutique

1249 N. Hamilton Road, Gahanna

614-473-2000; facebook.com/bellesandbeauxgahanna

Cub Shrub

749 N. High St., Columbus

614-947-1193; cubshrub.com

Fritzy Jacobs

635 High St., Worthington

614-885-8283; fritzyjacobs.com

lilylimes

The Shops at Worthington Place, 7227 N. High St., Suite 94A, Worthington

614-448-1222; facebook.com/lilylimes

Lucky Shoes

3870 Townsfair Way (Easton), Columbus

614-475-4744; luckyshoes.com

Nicole's For Children

50 W. Olentangy St., Powell

614-433-0503; nicolesforchildren.com

Team Chipmunk

614-388-8730; teamchipmunk.com

What the Rock?!

3039 Indianola Ave., Columbus

614-294-9428; whattherock.com

Wholly Craft

3515 N. High St. (Clintonville), Columbus

614-447-3445; whollycraft.com

BABY FURNITURE AND EQUIPMENT

Bunk & Loft Factory

2999 Silver Drive, Columbus

614-484-0130; bunkloft.com

BREAST-FEEDING RESOURCES

La Leche League of Ohio

lllohio.org

Memorial Health

Breast-feeding Classes

Meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays; dates fluctuate.

Memorial Hospital, Meeting Room E, 500 London Ave., Marysville (use Entrance E)

937-578-2329; memorialohio.com/events

Breast-feeding Support Group

Meets at 6:30 p.m. first and third Mondays of each month and 9:30 a.m. second and fourth Wednesdays.

Memorial Hospital, Meeting Room E, 500 London Ave., Marysville (use Entrance E)

937-578-2329; memorialohio.com/events

Mount Carmel Health System

Breast-feeding Classes

Meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Mount Carmel St. Ann's and Sundays at Mount Carmel East; dates fluctuate.

Mount Carmel St. Ann's, 500 S. Cleveland Ave., Westerville

Mount Carmel East, 6001 E. Broad St., Columbus

380-898-6667; mountcarmelhealth.com/pregnancy-classes

Breast-feeding Services

Offerings include nursing bra fittings, breast pump rental, baby weight checks and a breast-feeding helpline.

614-234-6455; mountcarmelhealth.com/breastfeeding

Breast-feeding Support Groups

Offered at 2 p.m. Tuesdays at Mount Carmel East (6001 E. Broad St., Columbus), at 10 a.m. Wednesdays at Mount Carmel St. Ann's (500 S. Cleveland Ave., Westerville) and at 11 a.m. Fridays at Mount Carmel West (793 W. State St., Columbus).

614-234-6455; mountcarmelhealth.com/breastfeeding-support-groups

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Clinical Nutrition and Lactation

700 Children's Drive, Columbus

614-722-6200; nationwidechildrens.org/clinical-nutrition-and-lactation

OhioHealth

Breast-feeding Classes

Meets at various times and days.

Classes are available at these Central Ohio facilities: Doctors Hospital, Dublin Methodist Hospital, Grant Medical Center and Riverside Methodist Hospital.

614-566-3434; ohiohealth.com/breastfeedingclasses

Breast-feeding Moms Group

Meets at 1:30 p.m. every Thursday.

Riverside Women's Center, 3535 Olentangy River Road, Columbus

614-566-3434; ohiohealth.com/breastfeedingclasses

Breast-feeding Services

Offerings include nursing bra fittings, breast pump rental, baby weight checks and a breast-feeding helpline.

ohiohealth.com/breastfeedingclasses

OhioHealth Mothers' Milk Bank

Women can donate breast milk to those unable to breast-feed their children.

Eastside Health Center, 4850 E. Main St., Suite 140, Columbus

614-566-0630; ohiohealth.com/mothersmilkbank

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Breast-feeding Classes

Meets at various times and days.

The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, 460 W. 10th Ave., Columbus

614-293-5123; wexnermedical.osu.edu/obstetrics-gynecology/pregnancy/pregnancy-and-childbirth-education

Breast-feeding Services

Offerings include breast pump selection, baby weight checks and more.

614-293-8910; wexnermedical.osu.edu/obstetrics-gynecology/maternity-center/breastfeeding-assistance-program

DIAPERS

Cloth Diaper Connection

This nonprofit program helps provide cloth diapers for Central Ohio families who qualify for WIC, Medicaid or the Ohio Food Assistance Program.

P.O. Box 14244, Columbus 43214

clothdiaperconnection.org

Columbus Diaper Bank

The nonprofit organization collects and raises funds to provide disposable diapers for those in need.

1040 N. High St., Columbus

419-571-8417; columbusdiaperbank.org

Diaper Duty

The cloth-diaper laundry service offers pickup and delivery throughout Central Ohio.

614-943-3889; diaper-duty.com

Sprout Soup

The store sells cloth-diaper supplies and offers Cloth Diapering 101 classes. Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and by appointment Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

5625 N. High St., Suite 10, Worthington

614-602-6999; sproutsoup.com

FERTILITY AND OBSTETRIC CARE

Columbus Obstetricians-Gynecologists Inc.

Seven locations in Columbus, Dublin, Grove City, Hilliard, London and Pickerington

614-434-2400; columbusobgyn.com

Complete Healthcare for Women

99 N. Brice Road, Columbus

5888 Cleveland Ave., Columbus

670 Hill Road N., Pickerington

614-882-4343; drsamuel.org

Comprehensive Women's Care

3600 Olentangy River Road, Building A, Columbus

477 Cooper Road, Suite 320, Westerville

614-583-5552; cwc4women.com

Elizabeth A. Cummins M.D. Obstetrics & Gynecology

50 Lazelle Road E., Columbus

614-888-0800; elizabethcummins.com

Eastwind Women's Health

2000 Newark-Granville Road, Granville

904 Eastwind Drive, Westerville

614-890-1914; eastwindwomenshealth.com

Innovative Women's Health

7450 Hospital Drive, Suite 350, Dublin

3712 Ridge Mill Drive, Hilliard

614-875-0444; innovativewomenshealth.com

MaternOhio Clinical Associates

Includes Kathleen Q. Lutter, M.D. (Columbus), Kingsdale Gynecologic Associates (Columbus and Powell), Marysville Obstetrics and Gynecology (Bellefontaine and Marysville), Northeast Obstetricians and Gynecologists (Gahanna and Grove City), Olentangy Obstetrics and Gynecology (Columbus), Premier Women's Health (Columbus, Dublin and Westerville) and Specialists in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Dublin and Westerville)

614-457-7660; moca-obgyns.com

Ohio Reproductive Medicine

4830 Knightsbridge Blvd., Suite E, Columbus

614-451-2280; ohioreproductivemedicine.com

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center – Obstetrics and Gynecology

Six locations in Columbus, Dublin and Gahanna

614-293-5123; wexnermedical.osu.edu/obstetrics-gynecology/pregnancy

Professionals for Women's Health

921-B Jasonway Ave., Columbus

6870 Perimeter Drive W., Suite A, Dublin

484 County Line Road W., Suite 230, Westerville

614-268-8800; pwhealth.com

Reproductive Gynecology Inc.

540 N. Cleveland Ave., Suite 100, Westerville

614-895-3333; rgiohio.com

FITNESS, PHYSICAL THERAPY AND YOGA

Balanced Yoga

Prenatal and Baby & Me yoga

3520 N. High St. (Clintonville), Columbus

614-265-9642; balancedyogastudios.com

beYoga and Wellness

Pre- and postnatal yoga

1840 Zollinger Road, Columbus

614-578-4746; beyogacolumbus.com

Fitness Matters

Personalized fitness training and physical therapy

7710 Olentangy River Road, Suite 100, Columbus

614-841-3900; fm2us.com

MumYoga

Creatively Stated, 28 N. High St., Dublin

Booher Family Chiropractic, 387 County Line Road W., Suite 215, Westerville

facebook.com/mumyogacols

Om for Mom Prenatal Yoga

1152 Kenny Centre Mall, Columbus

614-407-6664; omformom.com

Yoga on High

Prenatal and Mommy & Baby yoga

1081 N. High St. (Short North), Columbus, 614-291-4444

1780 W. Fifth Ave. (Grandview), Columbus, 614-291-4444

Step By Step Wellness, 540 N. Cleveland Ave., Westerville, 614-891-9505

yogaonhigh.com

MIDWIVES AND DOULAS

Birthworkers of Central Ohio

birthworkers.com

CHOICE: The Center for Humane Options in Childbirth Experiences

2584 Oakstone Drive, Columbus

614-263-2229; choicemidwives.org

Jenn Elfner Birth & Photography

614-432-6695; jennelfnerbirth.com

Innovative Women's Health

7450 Hospital Drive, Suite 350, Dublin

3712 Ridge Mill Drive, Hilliard

614-875-0444; innovativewomenshealth.com

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center – Midwifery

University Hospital, 410 W. 10th Ave., Columbus, 614-293-8000

Stoneridge, 4019-4059 W. Dublin-Granville Road, Dublin, 614-293-8000

CarePoint Gahanna, 920 N. Hamilton Road, Gahanna, 614-366-0375

wexnermedical.osu.edu/obstetrics-gynecology/midwifery

Professionals for Women's Health

921-B Jasonway Ave., Columbus

6870 Perimeter Drive W., Suite A, Dublin

484 County Line Road W., Suite 230, Westerville

614-268-8800; pwhealth.com

NANNIES AND OTHER IN-HOME CHILD CARE

The Columbus Nanny Agency

2482 Pressman Drive, Hilliard

614-327-0654; columbusnannies.com

Juggle

whyjuggle.com

Sitters Unlimited LLC

8144 Newark Ave., Westerville

614-799-9116; sittersunlimited.babysitease.com

Sitting Made Simple

106 E. Moler St., Suite 2A, Columbus

614-743-4745; sittingmadesimple.com

PHOTOGRAPHY

Jenn Elfner Birth & Photography

614-432-6695; jennelfnerbirth.com

Amber Elizabeth Photography

30 W. Olentangy St., Powell

614-746-7647; amberelizabethphoto.com

RESALE STORES AND EVENTS FOR BABIES AND EXPECTANT MOMS

Columbus Mothers of Twins Clothing and Equipment Sale

facebook.com/cmotcsale

Clothes Mentor

Columbus, Dublin, Gahanna, Westerville

clothesmentor.com

Once Upon A Child

Columbus, Dublin, Gahanna, Grove City, Reynoldsburg, Westerville

onceuponachildcolumbus.com

Three Bags Full

Consignment sales in Croton, Delaware, Hilliard and Pickerington

threebagsfull.info

SPECIFIC-NEED SUPPORT GROUPS

For a list of general parent clubs and support groups, go to ColumbusParent.com.

Baby 1st Network

Promotes infant safety and awareness of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Sudden Unexpected Infant Death, and provides support to those who have been affected by the sudden loss of an infant.

800-477-7437; baby1stnetwork.org

Columbus Mothers of Twins Club

Membership organization for mothers of twins and multiples

bigtent.com/groups/cmotc

Mommies of Miracles

A virtual support group for mothers of children who have special health-care and/or developmental needs

P.O. Box 243, Lithopolis 43146

mommiesofmiracles.com

POEM (Perinatal Outreach and Encouragement for Moms)

Support and outreach for women who have experienced prenatal or postpartum depression. Services are provided under the umbrella of Mental Health America of Franklin County.

614-315-8989; poemonline.org