"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...

client review

A blessing for me and my family – Crystal, St. Petersburg

The second half of my pregnancy began with my search for support in attempting a vaginal birth after 2 c sections, one being a classical incision. If anyone has experienced this, you know that you constantly hear “you can die” from medical professionals or “your uterus will rupture.” Even after hearing this, I was determined…

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Made me feel so calm and at peace – Jenn, Land O Lakes

Christie and I were connected very late in my pregnancy due to some issues that came up with my prior doula. At 38 weeks I was super stressed to be having to meet with and find a new doula to attend my home birth, but Christie made me feel so calm and at peace with…

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Dad support in labor

I could not have asked for a better birth experience – Christina, Tampa

I was honored to provide doula services for this lovely family. This was the birth of their second child, Selah Grace. Christina and John hired me to be their doula very early in her pregnancy and we had a lot of time to get prepared. In addition to the doula care that I provided and when I was not involved…

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By just believing in me, she gave me strength – Mareka

I had a horrible first birth and suffered postpartum depression for about six months due to the traumatic experiences. Therefore I was determined to have a better second birth and with the help of Christie, thankfully, I did. I felt amazing after my second birth and six months later I’m still riding high. Christie was…

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I got more than a doula when I hired Christie – Abby, Belleair

Christie was such an important part of my seconds child birth that my husband joked about flying her out for my third (I’m pretty sure he was serious though!). Our main reason for hiring a doula was to help with pain management during labor and support since my husband could not be there through the…

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She helped keep me calm and manage those strong contractions – Megan, Tampa

Christie Collbran was a wonderful, professional, caring and knowledgable doula! I really wanted a natural birth and knew I would need coaching to achieve that. I met with her initially without my husband and then she took the time to visit my husband and I at our house to go over her services and questions…

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Nikki VBAC review

The best decision I made for the birth of my child – Nikki, Largo

Having my first VBAC was one of the scariest decisions I ever made. When I first met with Christie she encouraged me to ask my doctor questions, to research the pros and cons of vbac, and most importantly, she encouraged me to believe in my body and what I was designed to do. Christie was…

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She was a lifesaver – Valeska, Tarpon Springs

Christie was an excellent Doula! She was my Doula for my first pregnancy and spent hours with me, teaching me everything that goes on during labor. This really helped as being my first, I had no idea what to expect and she really eased my mind on what I would go through. She also told…

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