Tampa Bay Hospital C-Section Rates 2019

Tampa-Bay-C-Section-Rates-2019

Do you know the c-section rate for your hospital? Without a doubt, your hospital of choice has a huge impact on the outcome of your birth experience. There are numerous factors to consider when choosing your hospital, and their cesarean rate should be at the top of the list.   Experts explain more in this article…

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Concierge Pediatric Care Tampa Bay

Concierge pediatric care

We recently met with Dr. Heather Thole (virtually, of course!) and learned all about her concierge pediatric care. We love that she comes to see you in your home and the freedom that this provides to families. We invited her to share more about this on our blog:  I am Dr. Heather Thole, a board-certified…

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Music is a Valuable Parenting Tool

Music As a Tool

We loved meeting virtually with Shalini, the owner of Play and Grow Music in Pinellas County, last week. She is truly a bright ray of sunshine! Shalini teaches fun, playful and valuable music classes for babies and children. We asked her to share more about music as a valuable parenting tool for our readers:  In…

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Managing Stress in the Time of COVID 19

Managing Stress During COVID 19

We have all been staying at home as much as possible and now as the Tampa area enters Phase II we need to plan what this means for our lives and the lives of our loved ones. How can we minimize exposure to Corona virus? How can we manage the fear that going out more…

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Fort DeSoto Camping with Kids

Camping in Ft. De Soto with Kids

Looking for tips on camping at Fort DeSoto with kids? Recently I took my kids on their very first camping trip ever to Fort DeSoto. It was also my first time camping as a parent! My 11 year-old son’s reaction when he heard we might be going camping was priceless and is what really made…

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Holiday Traditions in Tampa Bay

Family Holiday Traditions in Tampa Bay

I love Christmas and I love traditions. My Dad used to take us out to a Christmas tree farm in California and we would chop down the biggest, fullest, nicest tree we could find every year. One year it was so big he had to tie it to the ceiling. I’m not joking. I was…

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The Birth Center of St. Pete

Midwives at Birth Center of St. Pete

Last week I visited with the midwives at The Birth Center of St. Pete, a great birth location option for families who are interested in having a low-intervention, unmedicated labor and birth. They provide prenatal care, childbirth education, and midwifery care at the birth center or in a homebirth setting and lactation support. The midwives…

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Family Fun in Tampa Bay

Family Fun in Tampa Bay

It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over and our kids are going back to school in twelve days. We have a blended family and my oldest son spends almost every weekend away with his father. This makes summer the one time of year we get to spend a lot of time with the…

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Tampa Birth Options: Labor of Love Birth Center

Labor of Love Birth Center Tampa

We are fortunate in Tampa Bay to have so many excellent birth location options, including Labor of Love Birth Center in Lutz – the “home of natural birthing.” For the last ten years, Labor of Love has been owned and operated by Bea Rowell, RM, LM, CPM. It is professionally and expertly staffed by four…

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The Birthday Experience at AdventHealth Tampa

AdventHealth Tampa Hospital Tour

We recently toured AdventHealth Tampa formerly (Florida Hospital Tampa) and met with Birth Designer, Emily Sullivan, RN, BSN. Here are some of the things we learned: BIRTH DESIGNER The Birth Designer works with each mother-to-be to customize her birth experience and act as a liaison between her care provider and the hospital. Services that Emily…

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