"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...

belly cast review

Absolutely stunning – Barbara, Clearwater

My husband bought the experience of casting my belly for my birthday. I was incredibly thrilled and excited to be able to cherish the beauty of my pregnancy through this work of art. We contacted Buddha Belly and set up a consult. Korene Shelton came out and she was wonderful! Her knowledge and experience put…

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We cannot say enough about Amy and Christie – Adam, Tampa

Christie and Amy at Buddha Belly have our strongest recommendation for their doula services! We were looking for a doula to assist us with our planned VBA2C and we knew we needed someone who was supportive and experienced with this situation. Amy was so encouraging right from our initial phone conversation and after meeting with…

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Client Review, Lauren Bledsoe

I could write a book counting the ways she helped us – Lauren, Tampa

​I cannot say enough amazing things about Christie and Amy! They are kind, loving women and run an extremely professional business that truly cares about taking care of their clients (mom, dad, and baby)! We were paired with Christie and Amy as our doulas, and ended up having Christie as our doula at the birth…

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She comes to your home to process the placenta pills – Natalia, Tampa

I had a great experience with Buddha Belly Birth Services. Amy, one of the Buddha Belly placenta specialists came to my sisters house and serviced us with making the placenta pills. Amy does her work very organized, and very very clean. She sanitized everything before and after use. Ask Amy any questions and she is…

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client review

I was so calm and excited thanks to their presence and guidance – Amanda, Clearwater

Christie and Amy were so wonderful to meet with both before and after my second child’s birth. They are both such positive magnetic people that I couldn’t wait to spend more time with, learn from, and have with me during my birth. I was hoping to have a fast natural birth this time and they…

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I was able to sleep, because of her support – Erin, St. Pete

I used Buddha Belly Birth Services this past year after coming across their website. Christie was my birth doula and we had a profound experience with her as our guide and supportive expert. Christie met with us before to make a birthing plan. She reduced all of our fears by giving us a gentle yet…

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Client Review

She made our birth experience very positive – Chelsea, Tarpon Springs

Amy was an amazing part of my birth experience. When I was 30 weeks pregnant I finally met all the doctors in my practice. At this time I realized I did not have a good connection with all of them, and tried to find a different practice with little success. Due to my schedule I…

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Review from Jessica Tampa

Made me feel very comfortable and respected – Jessica, Tampa

Amazing! Amy was a last minute decision, and she was able to come to our birth mid-labor on a Sunday afternoon. As soon as she arrived, she jumped right in and tried to help me through my contractions. I had already been in labor for about 10-12 hours. Amy was super respectful to my wishes…

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Helped me stay calm – Autumn, Clearwater

I loved Christie’s calm and down-to-earth demeanor, and her attentiveness to both my and my husband’s expectations, concerns and questions. She immediately became a source of information, providing books and DVDs to help prepare us for our birth experience. As my pregnancy progressed, Christie’s knowledge and reassuring attitude helped me stay calm and unravel the…

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Client Review

She will always hold a special place in our hearts – Brandi, New Port Richey

We interviewed several doulas before (and had several scheduled after) when we met with Christie, she was so knowledgable and compassionate and after the first meeting I knew she was meant to be with us through the birthing process. She has endless resources and knowledge and was always available to help or answer questions. I…

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With Christie, it was doula-love at first meet – Loriel, Tampa

Christie at Buddha Belly was AMAZING. It was “doula-love” at first meet. No seriously, the moment I met Christie I knew that I wanted her as my doula. I felt like I could get through anything with her by my side, and it proved true with my intense labor. She is calm, collected, peaceful, informative,…

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Postpartum Doula Rebecca and her kids

Exactly what I needed to have the birth of my dreams – Rebecca, Tampa

I’m not sure how to put into words how valuable it was to have Christie as my doula. She was amazing every step of the way while I was planning my VBAC. Christie provided me with wonderful resources to help me prepare for the birth. She was always a positive voice even when things didn’t…

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