What goes on behind the scenes at Buddha Belly? Stories & lessons learned from our own families, client reviews, birth stories, and a glimpse into our world supporting your family.

Labor Support Skills Workshop

Teaching Labor Support Workshops Across Florida

By Christie Collbran | September 23, 2019

Christie and Amy, Buddha Belly owners, have been participating in an exciting project teaching labor support skills across Florida and we wanted to share what it is all about.  In 2017 Christie was invited to as a doula consultant and trainer, to join a special project teaching labor support skills with the Florida Perinatal Quality…


An Asset – Dr. Alexis Lipton, Clearwater

By Buddha Belly Doulas | September 4, 2019

As an Ob/Gyn in Clearwater, I absolutely see the VALUE and LOVE that Buddha Belly doulas provide our patients! The doulas exemplify everything you would want in a support person during, what will be, one of the most important days of your life. They are comforting, EMPOWERING, loving, and supportive. My experience with them has…


Postpartum Doula was an Absolute Angel – Brittany, Tampa

By Buddha Belly Doulas | August 25, 2019

As I prepare to return from maternity leave I have taken a few moments to reflect on the past 13 weeks and how grateful I am for every moment with my little man….moments that were made easier by Buddha Belly Birth Services. We used Buddha Belly for both birth doula and postpartum doula services and…

Recommend the doulas at Buddha Belly

The Doulas at Buddha Belly Were an Absolute Joy – Shelby, Tampa

By Buddha Belly Doulas | June 5, 2019

The doulas at Buddha Belly were an absolute joy to work with. We wished that we had found them sooner before my third trimester. But once we found them, we ended up using every one of their services. From prenatal and postpartum doula support (day, evening and overnight shifts), to belly casting, to a newborn…

client review

I cannot thank the team that I worked with at Buddha Belly enough! – Brittany, St. Pete

By Buddha Belly Doulas | January 24, 2019

I am extremely grateful to Buddha Belly Birth Services for the support I received during my pregnancy and postpartum. Each member of the team I worked with was very kind, caring and knowledgeable! Bailey and Jillian were wonderful to work with in preparation for the birth. They would check-in regularly with me and always provided…

Postpartum Support Was the Best Gift of All Baby Gifts – Steph, Tampa

By Buddha Belly Doulas | January 22, 2019

I got 20hrs with Amy as a postpartum doula as a gift at my baby shower and it was the best gift of all baby gifts. Amy was extremely helpful! She is very calm, positive and open minded and was great with our little girl. She helped me figure out breast feeding, reading baby’s cues,…


It’s like the family you didn’t know you had – Alysha, Gibsonton

By Buddha Belly Doulas | January 3, 2019

I just want to say that Amy and Bailey are so amazing! When I called and interviewed Amy I knew I was certain I was going to choose Buddha Belly Birth Services for a doula, and then when I met her and Bailey in person it only solidified my decision. I had my baby girl…


My secret is having Buddha Belly’s help! – Lynsey, Tampa

By Buddha Belly Doulas | November 7, 2018

Oh where to begin! I really can’t even begin to express how wonderful it has been working with Amy and Marisa of Buddha Belly. When I first found out I was pregnant with twins, I was as terrified as I was excited. Already having a toddler at home, I knew I would need help transitioning…


I was suddenly in the driver’s seat of my birth experience – Kati

By Buddha Belly Doulas | October 16, 2018

If I could give 5++ stars, I would! I adore Buddha Belly! Hiring them was unequivocally the best decision I made during pregnancy! From the in-home lessons, to Hypnobirthing and Doula services…I felt very well prepared for the birth of my first child. Not only did I feel so equipped with knowledge…but they also helped…


Thank you from the bottom of my heart – Kelli, Land O Lakes

By Buddha Belly Doulas | September 25, 2018

Words cannot describe how grateful I am for Buddha Belly Birth. I am a first-time mom with no family support in the area (other than my husband). I initially hired a doula because there was a possibility my husband would be away for work when I delivered, so I did not want to be alone.…


Worth Their Weight in Gold – Christina, Tampa

By Buddha Belly Doulas | July 20, 2018

If you are planning to have a natural birth, you need to hire these doulas. Bailey and Amy were my pair of doulas and Bailey was the one on call for my birth. This probably won’t be a short review so the TL:DR (too long/didn’t read) version is:  If you are planning to have a…


We are so grateful for Buddha Belly – Renee, Lutz

By Buddha Belly Doulas | June 8, 2018

We loved our experience with Buddha Belly! We hired them for their doula services and were paired up with Bailey & Amy. From the beginning they were both so comfortable to be around, answered any of our questions or concerns (and as a first time mom I had a lot 😉 ), and helped guide…