For World Breastfeeding Week 2014 | Tampa Bay CLCs

For World Breastfeeding Week 2014 | Tampa Bay CLCs

It's no secret that we're big supporters of Breastfeeding at Barefoot Birth. In fact, as of this World Breastfeeding Week, all of our members (save for the amazing Wes) are Certified Lactation Counselors (CLC). To say that our own experiences with breastfeeding, both as mothers and as service and care providers, have been life-shaping is an understatement.

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We birthed another new family member! Welcome Amy Reinke, Tampa Doula & Birth Assistant

We birthed another new family member! Welcome Amy Reinke, Tampa Doula & Birth Assistant

We are so happy to welcome Amy Reinke as she joins the Barefoot Birth Family. Amy has been an asset to both Lakeland Midwifery Care and Barefoot Birth and we're so glad she's sticking around. Her joy for this work is pretty evident to those who've had the chance to meet her, and we hope you'll all have the opportunity soon! Amy is accepting doula clients, assisting at homebirths, and helping with placenta encapsulation.

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Reflections on My Year as an Apprentice Doula {Tampa Bay Doula}

Reflections on My Year as an Apprentice Doula {Tampa Bay Doula}

Being called to my first birth on Christmas Eve one year ago was a life changing experience. My own birth was the first and only one I had attended to that point, and it was the complete opposite from what I saw that day. I carried much of my own birth baggage into the first few births I attended as a doula-in-training with Barefoot Birth. I had not yet learned how to separate the experiences, though I would soon learn with time, love, and guidance from my doula sisters.

 

This last year has taught me so much.

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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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the new birth center study: what it means to me. {Tampa Bay Doula}

the new birth center study: what it means to me. {Tampa Bay Doula}

A new study on birth centers has just been released yesterday in the Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health, and of course it has a special place in my heart not just because of my midwifery aspirations but because we chose to welcome our son in a free-standing birth center.

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