Tampa Bay Childbirth Classes

Unsure of where to start? Our classes equip you to have a smooth pregnancy, birth and postpartum experience. We offer group and private classes to suit the needs of all families.

You invested in your education to launch your career. Now you’re going to have a baby! Do you have the knowledge you need? Buddha Belly classes are tailored to your needs and provide you with exactly what you want to learn. We will help you to feel prepared and know what to expect.


Our complete childbirth class offers you the practical knowledge you need and is taught by certified childbirth educators and doulas. Private classes take place in the comfort of your home on a schedule that works for you. We combine our expertise in human childbirth,  local birth facilities and your values and preferences to ensure a completely personalized experience. You’ll feel confident in understanding birth, comfort measures and coping techniques, medical interventions, birth plans and more.


Our group childbirth classes will prepare you to have a smooth birth and postpartum experience. In a relaxed and comfortable setting, you will meet other expecting parents, listen and share experiences, create a support network and get reassurance. And you can pick just the classes you need!

Topics include: what to expect in labor, common medical procedures, comfort measures, coping techniques, positions for labor and an overview of newborn care and breastfeeding basics.

Classes available: - new classes starting January 23, 2020
Understanding Labor & Birth: Way more than you ever learned in Health class about pregnancy, labor (including the stages and phases), medical interventions, common variations and birth preferences. This is a two-class series of 2-hours each.
Comfort Strategies: There are a LOT of options to help you to be more comfortable during your labor. This class will include understanding how your mind and body work together to cope, comfort strategies, medical options and positions for maximum relaxation. This is a single, 2-hour class.
Life with Baby: Are you ready??? This class includes postpartum expectations, recovery, "baby blues", newborn care and procedures and breastfeeding. This is a single, 2-hour class.
Preparing for Birth: This is a series of four classes covering all of the topics above.


You can labor and birth calmly, gently and safely - aware and also totally relaxed. HypnoBirthing™ is a complete program to help you learn specific techniques, including breathing, visualization and hypnosis, to peacefully welcome your baby without fear or stress.


In our five-week group HypnoBirthing classes you will learn the full relaxation techniques of the program along side other pregnant couples. Some laboring women have found the HypnoBirthing method has resulted in a faster and shorter labor, helped them remain calm and resulted in less need for pain medication.

SOLD OUT! Please contact us for private class.

Dates for upcoming series:
Thursdays January 16th, 23rd, 30th, Feb 6th, 13th
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Community Roots Collective, 2746 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602


Are you ready for life after baby arrives? Whether it’s all new or you just need a refresher - we’ve got you covered. Learn newborn basics from our newborn care specialists. You’ll feel confident in dressing, diapering, cleaning and feeding your baby. We’ll discuss sleeping, baby wearing, soothing, swaddling and more. This private, in-home class is great for partners and grandparents too.


If breastfeeding is important to you, plan to take this class and learn all of the basics. Once your baby is here you will perfect this skill and relationship together. This breastfeeding class will help you get on track from the start. Our certified lactation counselors and educators provide evidenced-based information that will address: feeding cues, positions, pumping, returning to work, how often to feed your baby, and more.

Why work with us? Our clients share their stories...

"Our childbirth educator was super patient with us both. What I loved about our childbirth classes was that it was both intimate ( in our home and just us,) and customized. She prepared us with information about the possibilities and the options we would be faced with. This approach greatly reduced both of our anxieties as first time parents.” 

- Nora -

Clearwater, FL

Pregnant Mom by the Ocean

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