Whether you're expecting your first baby or your fifth, parenthood is a whirlwind adventure.

Whether you're expecting your first baby or your fifth, parenthood is a whirlwind adventure.

To help central Ohio families navigate all the choices, Columbus Parent has again compiled a guide to local maternity and baby-care options.

From fertility specialists to pediatricians and breast-feeding services to specialized support groups, you'll find resources in numerous areas both before and after baby arrives.

When it comes to retailers, for the sake of space we've limited our list to independent entities rather than trying to list all the big-box stores and major chains.

This guide also is available online at ColumbusParent.com. To submit an item from your organization or business for consideration, send an e-mail to contact@columbusparent.com.


Belles & Beaux Children's Boutique

1249 N. Hamilton Road, Gahanna 43230

614-473-2000; on Facebook, Belles & Beaux Childrens Boutique

Fritzy Jacobs

635 High St., Worthington 43085

614-885-8283; fritzyjacobs.com


The Shops at Worthington Place, 7227 N. High St., Suite 94, Worthington 43085

614-448-1222; lilylimes.com

Lucky Shoes

3870 Townsfair Way (Easton), Columbus 43219

614-475-4744; luckyshoes.com

Nicole's For Children

50 W. Olentangy St., Powell 43065

614-433-0503; nicolesforchildren.com

Team Chipmunk


What The Rock?!

1194 N. High St. (Short North), Columbus 43201

614-294-9428; whattherock.com

Wholly Craft

3515 N. High St. (Clintonville), Columbus 43214

614-447-3445; whollycraft.com


Bunk & Loft Factory

2999 Silver Drive, Columbus 43224

614-484-0130; bunkloft.com

Child Space Consignment Store

66 E. Main St., West Jefferson 43162

614-743-6817; on Facebook, Child Space Consignment Store


Breastfeeding Class and Breastfeeding Support Group

Meets at various times and days

Memorial Hospital, 500 London Ave., Meeting Room E, Marysville 43040

937-578-2329; memorialohio.com/events

Breastfeeding Moms Group

Meets at 1:30 p.m. every Thursday

The Women's Center at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, 3535 Olentangy River Road, Columbus 43214

614-566-3434; ohiohealth.com/breastfeedingclasses

Breastfeeding Services

Mount Carmel Health System, OhioHealth and Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center offer services such as nursing bra fittings, breast pump rental, baby weight checks and a breastfeeding helpline.




Breastfeeding Support Groups

Offered at Mount Carmel East (6001 E. Broad St., Columbus 43213) at 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Mount Carmel West (793 W. State St., Columbus 43222) at 11 a.m. Fridays and St. Ann's (500 S. Cleveland Ave., Westerville 43081) at 10 a.m. Wednesdays.

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

Clinical Nutrition & Lactation at Nationwide Children's Hospital

700 Children's Drive, Columbus 43205

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

La Leche League of Ohio


OhioHealth Mothers' Milk Bank

Women can donate breast milk to those unable to breastfeed their children.

Eastside Health Center, 4850 E. Main St., Suite 140, Columbus 43213

614-566-0630; ohiohealth.com/mothersmilkbank


Columbus 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.


Columbus Diaper Bank

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

1040 N. High St., Columbus 43201

419-571-8417; columbusdiaperbank.org

Diaper Duty

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

P.O. Box 541, Blacklick 43004

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 Thursdays.

5721 N. High St., Suite 10, Worthington 43085

614-267-7768; sproutsoup.com


Columbus Obstetricians-Gynecologists Inc.

Seven locations

614-434-2400; columbusobgyn.com

Complete Healthcare for Women

Columbus, Pickerington and Westerville

614-882-4343; drsamuel.org

Comprehensive Women's Care

3600 Olentangy River Road, Building A, Columbus 43214

614-583-5552; cwc4women.com

Cummins Women's HealthCare

50 Lazelle Road E., Columbus 43235

614-888-0800; elizabethcummins.com

Eastwind Women's Health

904 Eastwind Drive, Westerville 43081

614-890-1914; eastwindwomenshealth.com

Innovative Women's Health

Dublin Methodist Hospital Specialty Care Center, 7450 Hospital Drive, Suite 350, Dublin 43016

4461 South Broadway, Suite 200, Grove City 43123

614-875-0444 (both locations); innovativewomenshealth.com

MaternOhio Clinical Associates

Includes Kathleen Q. Lutter, M.D. (Columbus), Kingsdale Gynecologic Associates (Upper Arlington 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, Westerville), Specialists in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Dublin and Westerville)

614-457-7660; moca-obgyns.com

Ohio Reproductive Medicine

4830 Knightsbridge Blvd., Suite E, Columbus 43214

614-451-2280; ohioreproductivemedicine.com

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center – Obstetrics and Gynecology

Eight locations

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

Professionals for Women's Health

Columbus, Dublin and Westerville

614-268-8800; pwhealth.com

Reproductive Gynecology Inc.

540 N. Cleveland Ave., Suite 100, Westerville 43082

614-895-3333; reproductivegynecologyinc.com


Balanced Yoga

Prenatal yoga

3520 N. High St. (Clintonville), Columbus 43214

614-265-9642; balancedyogastudios.com

Balancing Owl Yoga (formerly Nurture Yoga)

Prenatal yoga

6017 Post Road, Dublin 43017

614-975-0353; nurture-yoga.com

beYoga and Wellness

Pre- and postnatal and fertility yoga

1840 Zollinger Road (Upper Arlington), Columbus 43221

614-578-4746; beyogacolumbus.com

Fitness Matters

Personalized fitness training and physical therapy

7710 Olentangy River Road, Suite 100 (Worthington Hills), Columbus 43235

614-841-3900; fm2us.com

Om for Mom Prenatal Yoga

1152 Kenny Centre Mall, Columbus 43220

614-407-6664; omformom.com

Yoga on High

Prenatal and Mommy & Baby yoga

1081 N. High St. (Short North), Columbus 43201

614-291-4444; yogaonhigh.com


Birthworkers of Central Ohio


CHOICE: The Center for Humane Options in Childbirth Experiences

2584 Oakstone Drive, Columbus 43231

614-263-2229; choicemidwives.org

Innovative Women's Health

Dublin Methodist Hospital Specialty Care Center, 7450 Hospital Drive, Suite 350, Dublin 43016

4461 South Broadway, Suite 200, Grove City 43123

614-875-0444 (both locations); innovativewomenshealth.com

Jenn's Doula Services

614-432-6695; jennelfnerdoula.homestead.com

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center – Midwifery

CarePoint Gahanna, 920 N. Hamilton Road, Columbus 43230, 614-366-3075

Stoneridge, 4053 W. Dublin-Granville Road, Dublin 43017, 614-764-2262


Professionals for Women's Health

Columbus, Dublin and Westerville

614-268-8800; pwhealth.com


The Columbus Nanny Agency

2482 Pressman Drive, Hilliard 43026

614-327-0654; columbusnannies.com

Sitting Made Simple

106 E. Moler St., Suite 2A, Columbus 43207

614-743-4745; sittingmadesimple.com


These practitioners advertise with Columbus Parent and/or ThisWeek Community News.

Before 3 PediatricDentistry

982 Galloway Road, Galloway 43119

614-870-1333; b3pd.com

Buckeye Pediatric Dentistry

1418 Brice Road, Suite 203, Reynoldsburg 43068

614-575-2225; buckeyepediatricdentistryohio.com

Building Blocks Pediatrics

6503 E. Broad St., Suite 100, Columbus 43213

614-434-5437; copcp.com/practices/building-blocks-pediatrics

Columbus Speech & Hearing Center

510 E. North Broadway (Clintonville), Columbus 43214

614-263-5151; columbusspeech.org

Emerald Pediatrics

5695 Innovation Drive, Suite 100, Dublin 43016

614-932-5050; emeraldpediatrics.com

Hand In Hand Pediatrics

6051 Memorial Drive, Dublin 43017, 614-799-6044

114 Scott Farms Blvd., Marysville 43040, 937-642-0535


Hines Little Smiles (Pediatric Dentistry)

5715 N. Hamilton Road, Columbus 43230

614-423-6857; hineslittlesmiles.com

Hometown Urgent Care

5677 Scioto Darby Road, Suite 200, Hilliard 43026

614-921-0648; hometownurgentcare.com/hilliard

KidSMILES PediatricDental Clinic

770 Bethel Road, Columbus 43214

614-458-1711; kidsmilesclinic.com

Licking Memorial Pediatrics

Two offices in Newark and one in Pataskala



Marysville Pediatrics

610 S. Plum St., Marysville 43040

937-644-1920; marysvillepediatrics.com

Nationwide Children's Hospital

multiple locations for hospital, urgent care and treatment centers

614-722-2000; nationwidechildrens.org

Northwest Pediatrics Inc.

7275 Sawmill Road, Dublin 43016, 614-766-6321

3230 Northwest Blvd., Upper Arlington 43221, 614-457-6461


Ohio ENT & Allergy Physicians

Columbus, Delaware, Dublin, Gahanna, Newark and Westerville


OhioHealth Pediatric Physicians

511 W. Central Ave., Suite 103, Delaware 43015, 740-615-0300

4141 N. Hampton Drive, Powell 43065, 614-764-9955


Pediatric Associates Inc.

Hilliard, Lewis Center, Pickerington, Whitehall


Pediatric Physicians Inc.

3643 Ridge Mill Drive, Hilliard 43026

614-771-0200; pediatricphysiciansinc.com

Personal MD

5121 Forest Drive, Suite D, New Albany 43054

614-933-9100; personalmdphysicians.com

Powell Pediatric Care

55 Clairedan Drive, Powell 43065

614-888-8989; powellpediatriccare.com

Rainbow Pediatrics

6905 Hospital Drive, Suite 100, Dublin 43016, 614-791-2000

153 W. Main St., Suite 200, New Albany 43054, 614-939-2200


River's Edge Pediatrics

4335 W. Dublin-Granville Road, Dublin 43017

444 N. Cleveland Ave., Suite 210, Westerville 43082

614-889-7772 (both locations); repkids.net

Small World Pediatrics

5175 Morse Road, Suite 400, Gahanna 43230

614-741-4411; copcp.com/practices/small-world-pediatrics

Spring & Sprout of Reynoldsburg (Pediatric Dentistry)

6499 E. Broad St., Suite 110, Columbus 43213

614-845-4540; springandsprout.com

Worthington PediatricDentists Inc.

117 Lazelle Road E., Suite D, Columbus 43235

614-888-3212; worthingtonpediatric.com


Amber Elizabeth Photography

30 W. Olentangy St., Powell 43065

614-746-7647; amberelizabethphoto.com


Clothes Mentor

Columbus, Dublin, Gahanna, Westerville


Lullaby's Baby and Toddler Resale Shop

225-D S. 21st St., Newark 43055

740-344-2966; on Facebook, Lullabys Baby & Toddler Resale Shop

Once Upon A Child

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


Three Bags Full

Consignment sale events in Croton, Delaware, Hilliard, Newark and Pickerington



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

Columbus Mothers of Twins Club

Membership organization for mothers of twins and multiples


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


POEM Inc. (Perinatal Outreach and Encouragement for Moms)

Support and outreach for women who have experienced prenatal or postpartum depression

614-315-8989; poemonline.org

SID Network of Ohio

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 a child age 2 and younger

800-477-7437; sidsohio.org