"Having the postpartum services of Buddha Belly after my twins were born was a life-saver! They made my first 4 weeks home a breeze. Every doula I met was trustworthy and beyond accommodating. I can't recommend their services enough!" 

- Noelle -

Safety Harbor, FL

"Absolutely amazing!!! If I could give them more stars, I would! The staff is incredibly helpful and super knowledgeable. I used them for placenta encapsulation as well as lactation consultant. Everyone was genuinely kind and checked in with my family daily. We love Buddah Belly! If I would have known about them during my pregnancy, I would have gone to them from day 1! Highly recommend for anyone, especially first time mommies and daddies." 

- Rochelle -

Lutz, FL

"Buddha Belly Doulas are AMAZING ♥️ We were blessed with several wonderful postpartum doulas that went above and beyond to make not only our son so very happy but also to make our lives just a little easier!! For the majority of time, we had Korene who did EVERYTHING (this is not an exaggeration). Every day she arrived she would have the most positive attitude and was ready to help with any household chores that were on my never ending to do list!! I swear she is the baby whisperer! We will never forget the light she was in our life."

- Melanie -

Tampa, FL

"Bailey was a very calm presence during my labor and delivery. I felt more at ease knowing I had an advocate in the room whom was aware of my preferences and the emotions surrounding the birth of our daughter due to us having had our last baby pass away. So glad my husband and I agreed we needed the extra support. It helped us both focus our energy on bringing this baby safely into the world."

- Daniella -

Tampa, FL

"I had a very long labor and just about nothing went as I hoped or planned. But having Amy there provided the calm, support, wisdom, and peace of mind that my husband and I needed. Of all the things you can spend money on while welcoming a baby into the world, really, nothing is nearly as important."

- Cara -

Tampa, FL

"Amazing experience!! Staff is super friendly and helpful with all the questions I had for them. The process was even cooler and I love my placenta capsules!! I can't thank Korene enough for showing me such an awesome process!"

- Whitney -

Land O Lakes, FL

"Christie and Amy were the doula team that helped me when I was pregnant with my second! Amy was with me during my c-section. They were amazing! Amy made sure that I had all of my needs and wants even though I had a csection and they both checked up on me all the time leading up to birth. I will for sure be calling on them to help when we have our next baby!"

- Bethany -

Dunedin, FL

"Buddha Belly Birth Services was great to work with. They are very quick to respond to inquiries and sent helpful information by email for each stage of pregnancy. I am so pleased with our doula and Buddha Belly for being wonderful and professional. 5 stars!!"

- Courtney -

Lutz, FL

"Using the Buddha Belly team as my doulas enabled me to have less stress during pregnancy and I was able to have the natural birth I had planned with their guidance and support. Bailey and Amy answered all my questions and were very supportive."

- Jessica -

Riverview, FL

"To say that I was overwhelmed with trying to breastfeed would be an understatement. Thankfully we found Buddha Belly Birth Services, and was put in touch with Amy. Amy is an angel, a very patient, helpful angel. She helped us understand the dynamics of, and ways to make BF easier. If you need help with any of their offered services don't hesitate to reach out and get the help you need."

- Christina -

Valrico, FL

"Buddha belly has been fantastic! Amy is so great to work with, and has been so helpful throughout the process. We use them for both our birth doula and for postpartum services, and are very impressed with the help and are very grateful for it. I would highly recommend!"

- Gwen -

Tampa, FL

"I could not have had a better experience. I would highly recommend Buddha Belly Birth Services. The support and guidance I received was priceless. Thank you Christie for everything!"

- Danielle -

Clearwater, FL

"Absolutely wonderful, caring, and knowledgeable team at Buddha Belly.  Amy was so patient and understanding with my endless questions on breastfeeding.  She is an amazing resource and a gentle soul.  If you are thinking about calling them - CALL! Best decision you can make for yourself."

- Misty -

Tampa, FL

"Marisa and Amy and Linzie were all amazing! They were supportive and really helped me during those rough first nights. They continued to check in with me and really provided a wealth of encouragement and support. I highly recommend them!"

- Tracy -

St. Petersburg, FL

"Wonderful experience with Buddha Belly - we used Amy and Bailey as our doulas for the birth of our son. They were very professional and truly made such a difference in the experience we had at the hospital.  I wanted to deliver him naturally and I believe that without them by my side that would not have been possible. They were a calming force and a great sounding board.  I highly recommend them for anyone considering using a doula!"

- Meagan -

Tampa, FL

"We had the pleasure of working with Buddha Belly for the delivery of our twin boys and it was a wonderful experience.  Starting with our first interaction with the owners, Amy & Christie, through the delivery and after with our Doulas. They were a great resource of information in helping to prepare for the labor and throughout the delivery process. We would highly recommend this team to anyone considering a doula!"

- Lindsay -

Tampa, FL

"I cannot tell you how grateful I am for Rebecca. I was having a ton of anxiety and was worried that I didn't have enough milk for the baby. She helped me with a new latch, gave me a bunch of tips and now I feel really good about breast-feeding. She is wonderful! Thank you so much for providing this service!”

- Cassandra -

Tampa, FL

"I did a belly cast with Korene and am thrilled with how it turned out! It's a keepsake I'll cherish from what will be my last pregnancy. Korene did such exquisite work, with great attention to detail, and exactly what I wanted. You can tell she loves what she does! I will recommend this to all my beautiful, pregnant-bellied friends."

- Kelly -

Tampa, FL

"Buddha Belly is amazing! The post partum doulas provide so much support for not just our baby but our whole family. We are so lucky to have them as part of our village!"

- Liz -

Tampa, FL

Reviews from our clients...

placenta review

Couldn’t be happier – Amanda, Wesley Chapel

I used Buddha Belly Birth Services for a labor doula and placenta encapsulation specialist and I couldn’t be happier with the services provided. Heather, our doula was absolutely amazing and I could not have gotten through my 19 hour natural labor without her. She not only helped me get through it but also was able…

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I had the natural birth I was hoping for – Leah, Tampa

I would highly recommend Buddha Belly Birth Services and specifically Amy Lewis as a birth doula. I’m a second time mom with an almost 8 year gap between babies. I liked the fact that Buddha Belly set you up with a doula team. The conversation with Amy and Christie went great. They got to know…

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Review by USF Midwife

The Doulas of Buddha Belly Help Women Feel Less Scared – Jessica Brumley, CNM, USF Health

Evidence has demonstrated that women who have a doula are less likely to use pain medication in labor, less risk of cesarean section and a higher satisfaction with their birth experience. We love working with a supportive doula but not all doulas are the same. The doulas of Buddha Belly Birth Services are not only…

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She was absolutely irreplaceable – Brittany, Apollo Beach

My husband and I knew right when we met Christie and Amy that they were an asset that we wanted on our birth team. With this being our first child and me really wanting a natural delivery we knew they would be worth every penny. Christie ended up being my doula and she was absolutely…

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belly cast review

Patient, professional, fun and totally prepared – Carlita, Tampa

I had an amazing time with Korene when she came to do my belly cast. She was patient and professional, fun and totally prepared with all her belly casting gear! I had absolutely nothing to do but sit and relax! We had a blast during the entire process and my cast was beautiful. She was…

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One of the best decisions I made during my pregnancy – Elise, Tampa

Hiring Buddha Belly was one of the best decisions I made during my pregnancy and I would absolutely recommend them! Being my first pregnancy I had no idea what to expect from labor but I felt more at ease already just from meeting with Amy and Christie. They were so sweet and supportive and offered…

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review for placenta services

My body and mind healed quicker – Lisa, St. Petersburg

My first pregnancy entailed many adventures, but one of the paths led me to Buddha Belly. I utilized Buddha Belly for my placenta encapsulation. Amy came to our home the day after I delivered and began the process of carefully preparing and drying my placenta for encapsulation so that I would have it immediately available…

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Sara Blue Star Client Review

Made me feel heard and loved – Sara, Tampa

I had a great experience with Buddha Belly! I had an extremely difficult twin pregnancy and anytime it was getting too hard, or overwhelming I would reach out to them through text messaging. They always had kind and well-educated responses to my questions and made me feel heard and loved for months before my delivery.…

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Client Review

Hypnobirthing taught me to relax and believe in the process – Tanya, Tampa

I received superior service from the moment I contacted Buddha Belly.  Christie promptly contacted me and advised me of her services.  I hired Candice for one on one Hypnobirthing classes at my home. I truly feel she didn’t just prepare me for the birth I envisioned, she brought out a side of me I never…

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Lauren Richards

Truly the most talented and loving doula – Lauren, St. Pete

From the second I found out I was pregnant I knew a home birth was exactly what I wanted. There was no way I was going to be in a hospital to give birth, those places freaked me out! As I researched long and hard to find the perfect midwife for my new and growing…

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Everyone NEEDS a doula! – Samantha, Palm Harbor

I can’t say enough about how Christie impacted my birth as my doula. She was a calming presence for my husband. He knew that as long as Christie was calm everything was going to be okay. My favorite memory was when Christie reminded my to follow my instincts and to own my birth. This made…

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I cannot begin to state how thrilled we were with our placenta services – Paige, Belleair Bluffs

I cannot begin to state how thrilled we were with our Placenta Services delivered by the lovely Amy Lewis.  My daughter needed a scheduled C – Section due to unresolved full Placenta Previa.  Our short notice call was returned quickly- and our emotions calmed as well -as only a well trained Doula like Amy could…

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