Learn about Tampa Bay care providers, hospitals, birth centers and other resources in our local community. Families with children are always looking for fun things to do and events. Tampa Bay has it all.

Family Fun in Tampa Bay

Family Fun in Tampa Bay

By Christie Collbran | July 30, 2017

It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over and our kids are going back to school in twelve days. We have a blended family and my oldest son spends almost every weekend away with his father. This makes summer the one time of year we get to spend a lot of time with the…

Labor of Love Birth Center Tampa

Tampa Birth Options: Labor of Love Birth Center

By Christie Collbran | January 26, 2017

We are fortunate in Tampa Bay to have so many excellent birth location options, including Labor of Love Birth Center in Lutz – the “home of natural birthing.” For the last ten years, Labor of Love has been owned and operated by Bea Rowell, RM, LM, CPM. It is professionally and expertly staffed by four…

AdventHealth Tampa Hospital Tour

Giving Birth at AdventHealth Tampa

By Christie Collbran | December 5, 2016

What is it like to give birth at AdventHealth Tampa? We recently toured and met with Birth Designer, Emily Sullivan, RN, BSN. Here are some of the things we learned about this hospital: Birth Designer The Birth Designer works with each mother-to-be to customize her birth experience and act as a liaison between her care…

Morton Plant Hospital Clearwater

Giving Birth at Clearwater’s Morton Plant Hospital

By Amy Lewis | November 16, 2016

Tampa Bay is fortunate to have many different excellent birth options, including Morton Plant hospital in downtown Clearwater. Today we had a private tour and are pleased to share what we learned! Before You Go into Labor You’ll be able to pre-register and meet with a special “family admission nurse” to talk about your choices and…

the florida aquarium

Best Kept Secrets – Summer Fun in Tampa Bay – Part 2

By Christie Collbran | July 13, 2016

It’s mid-July and Tampa Bay parents are hot, tired and asking in unison… “When does school start again!” While we can’t make school start any sooner, we can tell you about a sort-of secret splash pad at the Florida Aquarium! Scroll all the way to the end for the best part of this cool destination. A…

MOSI

MOSI: Best Kept Secrets, Summer Fun in Tampa Bay, Part 1 (updated July 2022)

By Christie Collbran | May 14, 2016

Hey Moms & Dads, One of the best things I ever did was get a MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry) membership. There are different levels but we bought a basic membership for a family of five. MOSI in Tampa has wonderful features that both of my children enjoy. There are educational exhibits to interact with, rope climbing…

Chiropractic Care in Pregnancy

How Chiropractic Care Helps with Pregnancy and Birth

By Buddha Belly Doulas | May 11, 2016

We are happy to introduce Dr. Savy Ford of Blossom Chiropractic in St. Pete. She is our guest blogger for today’s post sharingMany of our clients have had positive results through chiropractic care from reduced discomfort in pregnancy to assistance with a slow to start or stalled labor. Let us know if you are looking for a recommendation for a chiropractor…

C-Section Rates Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay Cesarean Section Rates (2014)

By Christie Collbran | May 2, 2016

The location and caregiver you choose will have a major role in the outcome of your birth. In fact this may be one of the most pivotal prenatal decisions that you will make. The World Health Organization proposes a cesarean section rate that does not exceed 15%. Below are the most recently published (2014) cesarean section rates for Tampa Bay…

Tampa Bay Birth Expo

Find Us at the Natural Birth & Baby Expo

By Amy Lewis | March 16, 2016

This Saturday, we’re pleased to join again as a participating business at the Natural Birth & Baby Expo, held at the Corbett Prep School in Carrollwood, from 12-4pm, and hosted by the Tampa Bay Birth Network. The mission of TBBN is “to provide a community of professionals, families and individuals who support, educate and/or promote…

Tampa-General-Hospital

16 Reasons We Recommend Tampa General Hospital for Childbirth {updated May 2021}

By Christie Collbran | February 25, 2016

We have had great experiences with the medical professionals of Tampa General Hospital. We’ve been toured through the entire labor and delivery ward and NICU. We’ve been invited numerous times to speak at their childbirth classes as a guest speaker and to help in teaching comfort techniques to their students. Establishing relationships and building bridges…

Tampa VBAC

The #1 Ingredient for VBAC Success

By Christie Collbran | January 5, 2016

When considering a VBAC, (vaginal birth after cesarean) determining your best course of action depends on a variety of factors. This includes your risk factors, health history and your personal preferences. Having a sincerely supportive care provider is the top priority for your best chance at VBAC success. So, how do you find one? Let’s…

Thins to do in Tampa Bay with a Newborn

Things To Do in Tampa Bay with a Newborn (updated July 2022)

By Amy Lewis | December 3, 2015

Postpartum, babymoon, maternity leave… what do you call the period AFTER your baby is born? Even more importantly, what do you DO in this time? First and foremost you should rest and let your body recover. But once you are feeling up for getting out of the house, you may be wondering what you can…