My secret is having Buddha Belly’s help! – Lynsey, Tampa


Oh where to begin! I really can’t even begin to express how wonderful it has been working with Amy and Marisa of Buddha Belly.

When I first found out I was pregnant with twins, I was as terrified as I was excited. Already having a toddler at home, I knew I would need help transitioning into the new norm. I didn’t really know where to begin my search for help but luckily I stumbled across Buddha Belly on Yelp and after reading the stellar reviews, decided to reach out and see if they would be a good fit for postpartum care rather than finding a nanny. Boy am I glad I did! From the initial communication with Amy, I knew I was in good hands. She was warm and comforting- she understood my fears of the unknown and my concerns of making sure everyone in the family was getting the attention that they needed and we devised a plan for my family.

Once the twins arrived, we hit the ground running. We had 2 weeks of 24 hour care with Amy and Marisa so my husband and I could get much needed sleep.

But what was probably the most beneficial of the experience was having someone who was taking care of me as well. It’s so easy to forget to take care of yourself when your newborn arrives so it really was amazing to have someone on top of me making sure I rested, was drinking water, having time to decompress and shower, etc. I can’t begin to explain how important that was to my mental well being.

I loved how Marisa and Amy both just fit in immediately into our family dynamic. They became (and still are!) part of my family. And my toddler was benefiting from their care too – he became more independent and wanted to play with them too.

After the two weeks, We moved to weekday help so that family dinners and reasonable bedtimes would continue.

We have worked mainly with Marisa. It’s been such a huge blessing and help. Marisa has such an amazing calmness about her that as soon as she walks into a room, the energy changes and things just don’t seem as stressful.

People are constantly telling me how great I seem for just having twins and having 3 under 3 and I tell them my secret is having Buddha Belly’s help! They have helped me feel confident with making the best decisions for my family and have just been there to support me when I need someone to throw ideas off of and talk things through. I don’t know where I would be without Marisa and Amy, but thankfully that’s just something I don’t have to worry about!

Lynsey Hendry – Tampa

Originally posted on Google Reviews

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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