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 honest picture of what the birth may be like. When I went into labor, we stayed in close contact about my progress and when the time was right she came to our home where I labored for 6 hours. Being able to begin my labor at home was priceless. I was able to relax, shower, and be in my home where I felt comfortable. Christie knew exactly when it was time for me to go to the hospital and I arrived not a minute too soon or too late. She coached my husband and I through 12 more hours of labor and 2 hours of pushing. Christie even took pictures of my daughters first moments, something we didn’t even think to do at the time, and I cherish them. Postpartum, Christie visited to check on us.

We hired Marisa as our postpartum doula. She did mostly overnights and was truly a godsend. I struggled with exhaustion during the first few months of my daughters life and Marisa helped my husband and I get through this time. Because of her support and care, I was able to get sleep and then bond with my daughter. I felt so safe with my baby in her care because of her gentle way, her tireless tactics to soothe her, and her calming energy.

Thank you, Buddha Belly Birth Services for making my experience as a Mom complete. 

Erin Sharpe, St. Pete

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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