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It’s like the family you didn’t know you had – Alysha, Gibsonton

I just want to say that Amy and Bailey are so amazing! When I called and interviewed Amy I knew I was certain I was going to choose Buddha Belly Birth Services for a doula, and then when I met her and Bailey in person it only solidified my decision. I had my baby girl…

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My secret is having Buddha Belly’s help! – Lynsey, Tampa

Oh where to begin! I really can’t even begin to express how wonderful it has been working with Amy and Marisa of Buddha Belly. When I first found out I was pregnant with twins, I was as terrified as I was excited. Already having a toddler at home, I knew I would need help transitioning…

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Postpartum Doula Help in the Hospital

Doula Help in the Hospital

One of the different ways that families can use postpartum doula support from Buddha Belly is while still in the hospital, before discharge. Here are a couple of scenarios where we have provided help in the hospital as postpartum doulas. After a cesarean birth. Recovering from this major surgery can be very difficult, especially when caring…

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I was suddenly in the driver’s seat of my birth experience – Kati

If I could give 5++ stars, I would! I adore Buddha Belly! Hiring them was unequivocally the best decision I made during pregnancy! From the in-home lessons, to Hypnobirthing and Doula services…I felt very well prepared for the birth of my first child. Not only did I feel so equipped with knowledge…but they also helped…

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Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month

Three Babies – Pregnancy Infant Loss Awareness Month

I’ve loved this song, Three Babies, by Sinéad O’Connor since I was a teenager. I know every word to the entire album if I’m being honest. In addition to her beautiful voice, the emotion in this song is unbelievably raw and captivating. Each person may find different meaning in the lyrics. Since October is Pregnancy…

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Thank you from the bottom of my heart – Kelli, Land O Lakes

Words cannot describe how grateful I am for Buddha Belly Birth. I am a first-time mom with no family support in the area (other than my husband). I initially hired a doula because there was a possibility my husband would be away for work when I delivered, so I did not want to be alone.…

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Breastfeeding Support Tampa Bay

Breastfeeding Support in Tampa Bay

Let’s just start this conversation by saying if you don’t want to breastfeed, that is OKAY. It is your body and you get to make the choice about everything that happens to it. If you want to breastfeed and then change your mind, that is OKAY too. You don’t need to validate that choice to…

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What is vernix?

What Is Vernix Caseosa?

No, your newborn isn’t dirty! That’s vernix caseosa, a powerfully protective, “water proof” coating that covers baby’s skin in utero and prevents heat loss after birth. Vernix can aid in the passage through the birth canal and act as a physical barrier against bacteria. It’s also theorized that vernix helps in the development of healthy…

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Birth Plans Change

Birth Plans Can Change

“When our birth plan changed and I needed a surgical birth, my doula held my hand in the operating room and helped us to stay calm.” – Haley, St. Pete Beach Birth plans can change, like Haley describes. Many people (mistakenly) think birth doula support is only for a “natural” birth or vaginal birth. What…

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Breastfeeding Can Be Challenging

Breastfeeding Can Be Challenging

Breastfeeding can be challenging, that’s true. It can take time to establish the breastfeeding relationship between you and your baby. Most women find the challenging parts to be in the beginning and early weeks. Once breastfeeding is established, it can be a breeze and any hiccups can be addressed with little fanfare. So how can…

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Overnight Newborn Care

Overnight Care after Baby

Did you know that Buddha Belly postpartum doulas can work overnight in your house? It’s true! If you’re like most of our clients, sleep is VERY important. You’ve just given birth and your body has been put through the ringer. You’re breastfeeding your baby and together learning this new skill. You’re learning your baby’s noise,…

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Breastmilk - Is My Baby Getting Enough

Breastmilk: Is My Baby Getting Enough?

Is my baby getting enough breastmilk? This is the number one question we get from new parents. This is a totally normal question to have – after all, most of us have seen bottle-feeding and it is very easy to measure baby’s intake from a bottle! Your newborn should be drinking breastmilk at the breast…

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