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Infant reflux and spit up

Infant Reflux: Why Does My Baby Spit Up So Much?

Infant Reflux seems to be one of the most diagnosed issues we see among our clients today. The rise in diagnosis could be contributed to many factors, one of which is the internet. Hop onto any forum and ask about your baby crying and you’re likely to hear “it’s probably Reflux!” from at least a…

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newborn twin babies with mother nursery setup

Newborn Twin Nursery Set Up & Essentials

Congrats, it’s twins! When you find out you’re going to have a newborn twin nursery it is often overwhelming. Setting up one room for two brand new babies can seem like a daunting task. With a couple helpful pointers, you can set up a nursery that works perfectly without all the extra clutter. Newborn Twin…

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Happy Mom and Baby

Why I’m Grateful for HypnoBirthing

I’m forever grateful for HypnoBirthing. World class athletes use hypnosis. Why can’t women in labor? I was 25 years old when HypnoBirthing came into my life. I was young but certain that I didn’t want to do what the other women in my family were doing. Part of me knew there was something more to…

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Tampa Bay birth classes, Tampa HypnoBirthing

New Group Classes forming in January, 2020

We’re pleased to add several new classes to the Buddha Belly schedule in 2020! Group HypnoBirthing Class Series In our five-week group HypnoBirthing classes you will learn the full relaxation techniques of the program along side other pregnant couples. Some laboring women have found the HypnoBirthing method has resulted in a faster and shorter labor,…

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night nanny overnight care tampa

What is a Night Nanny? Choosing Newborn Care

What is a “night nanny”? While searching to get some extra winks of shut-eye, new parents often find this term. It can get confusing because they will also find terms like “night nurse”, “Postpartum Doula”, and “Newborn Care Specialist”. These terms are not created equally. The primary responsibility (caring for your newborn) falls under each…

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newborn care in tampa florida postpartum doulas

Newborn Care Options: Postpartum Doulas

  Newborn care options are often on the minds of Parents all over the Tampa area.   Buddha Belly isn’t just for birth, we offer a full range of options for bringing home baby! Postpartum Doulas are incredible sources of support and knowledge for both brand new and veteran parents. Bringing together knowledge of safety…

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Pregnant Mom by the Ocean

What I Know About HypnoBirthing

HypnoBirthing works in different ways for different women. For some women it’s the nudge they need to walk into the hospital without white knuckles. For some women it’s the tool for an orgasmic birth in their own bathtub. Much like two women could take the same yoga class and have different varying levels of ease,…

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newborn and infant bottle-feeding in hospital after birth

Newborn and Infant Bottle-Feeding | Formula Fed Babies

Newborn and Infant bottle-feeding can be daunting! Feeding their newborn is one of the first things in most new parents’ minds, right behind a birth plan! No matter which option is chosen, most parents need to use a bottle at some point. From leaving baby with a caregiver to get a well-deserved break to letting…

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Newborn Sleep Essentials | Get More Sleep!

“Newborn sleep essentials, what are they?” “Will I ever sleep again?” Among new parents, these are frequently asked questions. Newborns often wake after short intervals of rest, leaving parents tired, frazzled, and ready to invest large amounts in coffee stocks. While it is true that newborns physiologically need to wake to eat around the clock,…

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Bottle Feeding

There’s No “Perfect” Bottle for Your Baby

Some babies take right to bottle feeding with no problems. Some babies have a bit harder of a time with bottle feeding. Marketing and commerce have convinced us that there is a perfect bottle out there and if we only spend $653 trying all 42 of them we’ll magically solve our bottle feeding issues. As…

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newborn care tips

Newborn Care Tips from a Postpartum Doula – Babywearing

Babywearing (as it is called) is a lifesaver for new parents! Imagine eating, hands free, while your baby peacefully naps without waking. It can happen and one of the easiest ways is to “wear” your baby in a comfortable and perhaps even stylish baby carrier. Okay, first some guidelines. (TICKS is a great acronym to…

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FPQC training

Teaching Labor Support Workshops Across Florida

Christie and Amy, Buddha Belly owners, have been participating in an exciting project and we wanted to share what it is all about.  In 2017 Christie was invited to as a doula consultant and trainer, to join a special project with the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative, (FPQC), housed within the University of South Florida. Just…

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