Why Buddha Belly?

buddha belly babies

You may be wondering how I came to give this name to my birth business.

It might not be as generic as some names I could have chosen, but when something feels right sometimes you just gotta go with it! A brand is just an emblem that reflects who you are on the inside, and who you are is what matters most.

I am not a Buddhist (but I do think they are pretty cool!) nor am I part of any other religion. I respect the religious beliefs of others. I believe tolerance and love are very important in life.

I love the image and likeness of a fat and happy Buddha and what he represents which to me includes: peace, calm, patience, happiness, positivity, strength, insight and wisdom.

All of these are qualities that I believe we embrace on a journey from pregnancy into motherhood and beyond.  These are also qualities that I believe are the mark of an excellent doula. The Buddha can also signify to some an alternative or more natural approach to life. Just the fact of hiring a doula is a proactive and alternative approach to the typical ways of preparing for birth.

We often use the term “Buddha belly” as a cute casual term to describe a growing pregnant belly, or a baby or toddler with a big ole belly full of milk. If you google the term you will see many such uses of it.

Growing from being a sole doula service to multiple doulas and also providing other holistic services as part of the business, including BELLY casting, was another reason to choose a new name for my business.

And so Buddha Belly was born! Not only is it positive, strong, calm and wise it’s cute, catchy and fun too. It is represents the qualities that we aim to embody.

Lots of love,
Christie Collbran
Founder of Buddha Belly Birth Services

About Christie Collbran

Christie believes in helping women recognize their own inner wisdom, strength and power. Having served as President of the Tampa Bay Birth Network for six years and with ten years serving families as a birth doula, she has a reputation for leadership, dedication and compassion. A childbirth educator, certified lactation counselor as well as a certified doula, she makes a point of ensuring mothers and their partners understand all their birthing options and what to expect on their journey.> keep reading

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