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What are my VBAC options in Tampa, St Pete, Spring Hill, and beyond?

Planning a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean section) can feel so overwhelming for families. Where can I deliver? What are my rights? Do I have any choices? Will a provider really support me?

Medicaid Prenatal Care in Brooksville | Hernando, Pasco, and Citrus Midwife

Wanting to avoid busy clinics with packed waiting rooms? Would you prefer an intimate space where the providers know you and your family by name?

What are my Prenatal Care & Birth Options in Hernando County?? | Brooksville & Spring Hill Midwife

North Pinellas, Hernando, Pasco, and Citrus counties can seem like a desert for birth options. Luckily for families who would like personalized prenatal care we have a solution that is individualized to your family’s needs.

We're Growing Again! A New Doula in the Fam  | Tampa Bay Doula

Introducing a new addition to the Barefoot Fam- our new birth doula, Vanessa Kekuewa.

Our 2nd Annual Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Walk

Thanks to all who came out to our second annual family walk to commemorate Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Day on October 13, 2018. We are so glad to continue this conversation to reduce the stigma and loneliness surrounding pregnancy and infant loss. We hope relationships were formed and support was found through the resources and stories shared.

Astrid | Sharing Our Second Trimester Loss

“ I had goosebumps but didn’t feel cold. I felt numb. The baby kicks in my belly. Still alive. What does it mean to be alive? I question this as I rub my belly. I speak out loud and reassure the being inside me that all will be okay. After all, that’s what mother’s do for their children…right? Tears rolled down my cheeks. The earth cried for me that month and I with it. “

Honoring Pregnancy Loss this October

As part of our mission at the Community Roots Collective we honor October as Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness month. We invite you to join the several local events hosted by the Community Roots and other local support services this October to hold space for you in your loss journey.

New faces at the Roots

We have some new faces on our volunteer team here at the Roots!  We'd like to introduce you to a few of the peer leaders starting up in our free groups this September. These leaders are going to make our groups more welcoming and enriching. We hope you join us!

A Healing Home Birth Story for a Survivor Who Reclaimed Her Power

***TRIGGER WARNING***
Our little angle is two months old! I can't believe it has been two months since I faced my fears about an un-medicated birth, and brought this wonderful blessing into the world!  I want to tell my birth story to help any woman who has been through anything similar, to let you know you too can take back your power!  And to shed light on what a home birth is, how empowering it can be and what a fantastically, amazing experience it is! 

Big Latch On 2018

We were so excited to participate in the Big Latch On this year. We had 83 attendees with a total of 31 latches!

Our Monthly Meet the Midwives Night | Tampa Bay Midwifery & Homebirth

We love to cozy up with a family, dive deep into their childbearing history, answer the hard questions, and share about our work. The problem with that sometimes is that you miss out on meeting the rest of our fabulous team. 

Affordable Pregnancy Care in Tampa | Tampa Bay Midwife

Some of you may have heard about our Barefoot Birth project we started way back in 2013. The Barefoot Bus provided an 'easy access' model of care to families right in their own neighborhood. With changes to Florida Medicaid a few years ago the bus slowly became too expensive to run.

Volunteering with the Roots | Meet Whitnee

Meet Whitnee, our new volunteer!

Do you have a passion for working with families? We could always use more hands and hearts around here! Get in touch and we will work on finding a great fit for you! 

Giving & Growing our Community Roots

We celebrated our 3rd birthday a few weeks ago and it was a great milestone to celebrate! We are so proud of the work we've done for the past three years and hope to continue to grow our programs and community.

As you may know, we are a registered 501(c)(3) which means we rely on public support of our programs and can accept donations that are tax deductible.

In case you were wondering how you can help, we want to let you know how you can support the work of the Roots!