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Caring for Baby After a C-Section

By Christie Collbran | September 3, 2020

Healing from a c-section can sometimes be overwhelming. You, a warrior, just had major surgery. Now you not only have to care for yourself, you have to care for your baby! This is a challenge that is sometimes forgotten. Once you’ve left the hospital, how can you easily care for your newborn? First of all,…

Postpartum Support from my Mom

Why Is Postpartum Support Important?

By Christie Collbran | June 24, 2020

Photo: My mom, Liz, with my newborn baby, Shane, in January 2007 “All you need is one person, just one person who trusts and believes in you, and then you feel you can do anything.” Esther Wojcicki Here is a little story about how postpartum support was important for me. My first son was born…

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Healing with a Baby Postpartum: Tips for New Parents

By Amy Lewis | March 9, 2020

Healing postpartum with a baby on you can be challenging! For the first few weeks, it often seems like your baby spends days attached to your side especially if you’re breastfeeding. Handing your baby to a trusted caregiver isn’t always an option nor a desire. You worked hard to grow and birth that baby and…

5 Things a Women’s Health Physical Therapist Can Help With

By Buddha Belly Doulas | May 14, 2019

We recently met with Christina Noonan, a local Tampa Physical Therapist who focuses on women’s health. We learned all about the services she provides and are happy to share more information here in our latest guest blog post: As we all know, having a baby is not an easy task. It is also not easy…

Honoring Your Postpartum Body

Honoring Your Postpartum Body

By Buddha Belly Doulas | April 2, 2019

We recently met with Brooke Tompkins of BirthFit South Tampa and learned all about their great programs. We asked Brooke to write a post for our readers regarding postpartum recovery and we are happy to share this with you now. – Christie  You hear it all the time. “Get your pre-baby body back”… “Lose your…

Postpartum Doula Help in the Hospital

Doula Help in the Hospital

By Amy Lewis | October 17, 2018

One of the different ways that families can use postpartum doula support from Buddha Belly is while still in the hospital, before discharge. Here are a couple of scenarios where we have provided help in the hospital as postpartum doulas. After a cesarean birth. Recovering from this major surgery can be very difficult, especially when caring…

Postpartum Doula support

I Wish I Had a Postpartum Doula When…

By Christie Collbran | January 19, 2018

Postpartum doulas can help new parents in a number of ways. Their job includes being an assistant, a friend, a consultant, a confidante and so much more. Parents need support during this major transition in their life when a new little human is relying on them for everything day and night. We asked a few…

Chiropractic care during the postpartum phase

Chiropractic Care Postpartum

By Buddha Belly Doulas | December 4, 2017

Our guest blogger for today’s post is Dr. Shannon Whitlock of Happy Healthy Spine in St. Petersburg. In addition to receiving chiropractic care during pregnancy, many families continue with chiropractic care even after birth. Dr. Whitlock provides great insight into the benefits below. Let us know if you are looking for a recommendation for a…

What is a postpartum doula?

What is a Postpartum Doula?

By Christie Collbran | September 21, 2017

The idea of having a labor doula support you during labor and birth is growing in popularity. But what is a postpartum doula? What does a postpartum doula do? A postpartum doula is a trained professional support person that can assist you after your baby is born. Her duties may include: providing newborn care expertise,…

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Recovering after a Cesarean

By Christie Collbran | June 21, 2017

Cesareans are so common these days that we sometimes forget they are major abdominal surgeries. In addition to recovering from this surgery, the mother is also taking care of a brand new baby. It’s a lot to cope with at the same time. Here are some c-section recovery tips from the doulas on our team:…

Getting Back in Shape After Baby

Getting Back in Shape After Baby

By Christie Collbran | June 6, 2017

Doing your best to do any form of exercise that elevates your heart rate for 20 mins a day is a great way to start getting back in shape after baby. The same goes for maintaining good health at any time of life. But there are two kinds of people. Those who love to exercise…

recovery tips for the new mother

Recovery Tips For the New Mother

By Amy Lewis | November 7, 2016

A few recovery ideas for the new mother from Moms and doulas that have been there: 1. Plan to rest for at least a month or more. You just had a baby. THIS is the biggest physical task you will probably ever achieve. REST! Get in bed and stay there for as long as you…