Barefoot Birth, Out in the Wild! | Tampa Bay Midwife & Doula

Barefoot Birth, Out in the Wild! | Tampa Bay Midwife & Doula

We LOVE a good party y'all. So much of why we work well together is because we actually have fun together, so it's only natural that when there's a special family event happening in the community we'll be there to join in. We had such a great time this Spring and early Summer at some really wonderful festivals, and expos, and we thought we'd share with you why we think you should check them out next year!

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New Tampa Bay Area Cesarean Rates! {Tampa Bay Midwife}

New Tampa Bay Area Cesarean Rates! {Tampa Bay Midwife}

It's that time of year again! The time that we must shamefully share with y'all the utterly embarrassing cesarean rates of our local hospitals. Consider these when choosing care providers!

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Barefoot Bus : Quality, Respectful, & Comprehensive Prenatal Care for ALL Families {Tampa Bay Midwife}

Barefoot Bus : Quality, Respectful, & Comprehensive Prenatal Care for ALL Families {Tampa Bay Midwife}

Hey Y'all! We thought you might want to share the word about the Barefoot Bus! 

We will be sharing these around town and would love it if you could too! You can download and share our flyer below- check it out! 

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4 minutes {Tampa Bay Birth Photographer}

4 minutes {Tampa Bay Birth Photographer}

As a birth photographer I am on call for births from about 38 weeks until baby is born. This means I have my phone with me 24/7 and drop everything when mom is in labor so I can be there to capture the birth and the fresh baby meeting his family. 

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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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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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Rally to Improve Birth 2013 -- {Tampa Bay Home Birth}

Rally to Improve Birth 2013 -- {Tampa Bay Home Birth}

So many amazing families braved the heat to rally together to raise awareness about birth options today, and Barefoot Birth was proud to attend! We got to chat with mamas and papas while their kiddos colored our Barefoot Birth themed coloring book pages! 

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BFF babies. {Tampa Bay Home Birth}

BFF babies. {Tampa Bay Home Birth}

 

As many of you know, Barefoot Birth began as a small little wish of myself and my best friend Megan. This past summer, I had the huge honor of attending Megan's first homebirth and welcoming her son earthside. Every birth is so special, but to walk with your best friend on one of their most vulnerable and important days is simply magical. 

These are two best friends who I had the honor of caring for simultaneously during their second pregnancies. Katie and Dana were due just days apart from one another. They became inseparable after meeting when they were teenagers. They put their story like this:

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Hush That Fuss...Everybody Get on the Barefoot Bus! {Tampa Bay Midwife}

Hush That Fuss...Everybody Get on the Barefoot Bus! {Tampa Bay Midwife}

 

My mantra along my path into birth work has been "let it happen." Birth work sought me out, wouldn't let me fight it off, and has thrown things in my lap along the way--beautiful, crazy, unbelievable things! I have been humbled beyond belief throughout the past five years with amazing opportunities, experiences, and the immense honor of witnessing such vulnerable experiences with the beautiful families I have served.  

As my formal midwifery training draws to a close, I asked the universe to just "let it happen" and tell me the direction my work should head in next. I never knew that the plan would not only make itself known, but then begin to happen right before my eyes. 

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