Tampa bay HOSPITAL waterbirth (say what?!) {Tampa Bay Doula}

Tampa bay HOSPITAL waterbirth (say what?!)  {Tampa Bay Doula}

My birth story came a few weeks earlier than I expected. I knew that I wanted a natural water birth and I was determine my whole pregnancy to achieve this. In the beginning of my pregnancy I had an OB that was not caring enough for my birth plan

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Our (extended) Family : Tampa Bay Birth Network

Our (extended) Family : Tampa Bay Birth Network

We are so excited to share - this is the first in a new blog series we are working on called Our (extended) Family!  We have decided to rid our website of our lackluster "referral" and "resource" lists for something much more thoughtful, interactive, and useful! We will be featuring our favorite local businesses, services, organizations, and people. Our (extended) family that we are constantly referring our families to. We want you to know who they are, what they stand for, and how they can actually help you!

If you know anyone who is featured here- please feel free to leave a comment telling everyone what your experience has been in working with them! We love building this big beautiful community with y'all! 

This first organization to kick off this series is one near and dear to our hearts. The Tampa Bay Birth Network is a local non-profit that aims to connect birth professionals with the families that need them!

 

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Special Photography Pricing in October!!! {Tampa Bay Birth Photographer}

Special Photography Pricing in October!!! {Tampa Bay Birth Photographer}

 

To celebrate Tampa Bay's newest midwife, Charlie Rae, we're offering special pricing on all photography booked in the month of October!

Maternity, lifestyle newborn, and family sessions booked in and shot in the month of October will have the opportunity to purchase the disc of high-resolution photos and print release for only $150 - that's a $350 savings! The standard $150 session fee will apply, bringing the entire cost to only $300 plus tax! 

Also, for a limited time, birth coverage with a high-resolution disc of images is available for only $700 plus tax! Email me at jeanine@barefootbirth.com to get started!

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Have a home birth, ya'll! {Tampa Bay Home Birth}

Have a home birth, ya'll! {Tampa Bay Home Birth}

 

It is with great joy and excitement that we announce that Barefoot Birth is (FINALLY!!!) providing concierge home birth services and personalized prenatal care!  We are looking forward to preserving REAL home birth midwifery right here Tampa Bay!

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"Things just aren't going the way we hoped..." {Tampa Bay Doula}

"Things just aren't going the way we hoped..." {Tampa Bay Doula}

 

"...I think it’s time that we transfer your care.”

If you are planning an out of hospital birth, these are words you hoped you’d never hear, or thought wouldn't ever apply to your birth. I mean come on--you've eaten right, done all your prenatal yoga, read the latest Ina May book, and attended that 12 week long childbirth education class! You’ve done everything possible to prevent having to leave your intended birthing location. However, birth is unpredictable. As you and your labor partner prepare to transfer into uncharted waters, you’re feeling uneasy and wish that you would have hired a doula.

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two boys, two totally different births. {Tampa Bay Doula}

two boys, two totally different births. {Tampa Bay Doula}

 

This story comes to us from a lovely family Charlie had the honor to walk with through their second birth journey as their doula. Sarah's stories are that of trauma, heartache, determination, and ultimately strength. Through everything, this family has navigated bumps in the road with so much knowledge and peace knowing that they were in control (even when they were not!)  We love to point out that this also shows that doula support is not just for unmedicated vaginal birth! Doulas support families through all sorts of events surrounding childbearing and parenthood.

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