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Family Holiday Traditions in Tampa Bay

Holiday Traditions in Tampa Bay

I love Christmas and I love traditions. My Dad used to take us out to a Christmas tree farm in California and we would chop down the biggest, fullest, nicest tree we could find every year. One year it was so big he had to tie it to the ceiling. I’m not joking. I was…

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Lip & Tongue tie in relation to breastfeeding

What’s a Lip/Tongue Tie? A Dentist’s Personal Story

Last week we visited with Dr. Maggie Davis, a pediatric dentist in Palm Harbor. She has a fantastic practice tailored to the needs of families with infants and small children all the way through adolescence. We are happy to have her as a guest blogger providing this helpful information. – Christie & Amy The topic…

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Advice from a Tampa Doula

There Isn’t An App For That

Smartphones have brought a great deal of convenience and access to information into our lives. Who doesn’t always have theirs with them, in very close proximity? It’s so handy to look up random bits of info, like how many cups are in a pint, Google the name of that actor or settle a bet with…

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Midwives at Birth Center of St. Pete

The Birth Center of St. Pete

Last week I visited with the midwives at The Birth Center of St. Pete, a great birth location option for families who are interested in having a low-intervention, unmedicated labor and birth. They provide prenatal care, childbirth education, and midwifery care at the birth center or in a homebirth setting and lactation support. The midwives…

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Chiropractic care during the postpartum phase

Chiropractic Care Postpartum

Our guest blogger for today’s post is Dr. Shannon Whitlock of Happy Healthy Spine in St. Petersburg. In addition to receiving chiropractic care during pregnancy, many families continue with chiropractic care even after birth. Dr. Whitlock provides great insight into the benefits below. Let us know if you are looking for a recommendation for a…

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Belly Cast Repairs

Belly Cast Before & After – [Tampa Doula]

  Take a look at the recent belly cast that we repaired and finished. Do you have a belly cast that need smoothing, finishing and decorating? We pride ourselves in creating gorgeous maternity keepsakes that will last for a lifetime. Celebrate your pregnancy with this special piece of art.

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Early Labor vs Active Labor

Early Labor vs Active Labor – When to Go to the Hospital?

Understanding the differences between these two phases will help you to make a better decision about when to head to the hospital, birth location or call the midwife! Let’s start with these definitions: Labor: uterine contractions resulting in cervical change (dilation and/or effacement) Early labor phase: from the onset of labor to the onset of…

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Birth Doula vs Postpartum Doula: Which One Do I Need Most?

Birth Doula vs Postpartum Doula: Which One Do I Need Most?

This might be a bit shocking to hear from the owner of a doula agency. After all, we hope you’ll hire us to create an heirloom belly cast for you, help you prepare for birth with one of our private classes, support you prenatally and at your baby’s birth as birth doulas, help you recover…

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Getting ready for birth

What Should I Be Doing Now to Get Ready to Give Birth?

This is a very common question that we hear as birth doulas in our prenatal sessions with clients. In this session, we meet with the pregnant woman and her partner, in their home, to discuss their birth plan, if she has written one, her birth preferences, the routine procedures and protocols at her birth facility…

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Why you should get a belly cast made.

Belly Cast? Why? Where Do I Put It?

  We get this question from time to time. People sometimes ask: “What would I do with it?” Hang your belly cast in your baby’s’ nursery! Have it decorated to match the theme. Hang it in your own bedroom, or even in a prominent location in your home for all to see. Display it in…

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What is a postpartum doula?

What is a Postpartum Doula?

The idea of having a labor doula support you during labor and birth is growing in popularity. But what is a postpartum doula? What does a postpartum doula do? A postpartum doula is a trained professional support person that can assist you after your baby is born. Her duties may include: providing newborn care expertise,…

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Breastfeeding and Pumping in a hurricane

Keep Calm and Feed On!

Are you worried at all about the potential impact of Hurricane Irma on you and your baby? Here’s some helpful tips from one of our postpartum doulas and certified lactation educator and counselor, Rebecca: If you are currently breastfeeding- continue to do so. There is no need to stop breastfeeding because of a storm. Just…

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