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.


Exceeded My Expectations – Denise, Tampa

By Buddha Belly Doulas | May 28, 2018

We hired them for labor doula services, and they exceeded my expectations at every turn. The customer service- from first contact, welcome packet, follow up emails, to contract – was completely professional and responsive. I loved that we were assigned a pair of doulas from day 1. Throughout my pregnancy, they kept in touch and…


The support you get from a doula is unlike any other relationship you’ll have in your life – Nora, Clearwater

By Buddha Belly Doulas | October 13, 2017

I went with Buddha belly for birth education classes, my birth doula, and postpartum doula. I was beyond satisfied with every service we used — and would highly recommend. Our instructor for birth education and was super patient with us both. What I loved about this service was that it was both intimate ( in…


Buddha Belly has it figured out – Shalin

By Buddha Belly Doulas | September 18, 2017

If there was a best of the bay for this category – this team would come out on top!  I worked with them for my birth and postpartum care, and Buddha Belly has it figured out. I love the idea of a pair of birth doulas – they made sure to keep in touch, answer…

placenta review

Couldn’t be happier – Amanda, Wesley Chapel

By Buddha Belly Doulas | June 25, 2017

I used Buddha Belly Birth Services for a labor doula and placenta encapsulation specialist and I couldn’t be happier with the services provided. Heather, our doula was absolutely amazing and I could not have gotten through my 19 hour natural labor without her. She not only helped me get through it but also was able…


I had the natural birth I was hoping for – Leah, Tampa

By Buddha Belly Doulas | June 23, 2017

I would highly recommend Buddha Belly Birth Services and specifically Amy Lewis as a birth doula. I’m a second time mom with an almost 8 year gap between babies. I liked the fact that Buddha Belly set you up with a doula team. The conversation with Amy and Christie went great. They got to know…

Review by USF Midwife

The Doulas of Buddha Belly Help Women Feel Less Scared – Jessica Brumley, CNM, USF Health

By Buddha Belly Doulas | June 18, 2017

Evidence has demonstrated that women who have a doula are less likely to use pain medication in labor, less risk of cesarean section and a higher satisfaction with their birth experience. We love working with a supportive doula but not all doulas are the same. The doulas of Buddha Belly Birth Services are not only…


She was absolutely irreplaceable – Brittany, Apollo Beach

By Buddha Belly Doulas | June 16, 2017

My husband and I knew right when we met Christie and Amy that they were an asset that we wanted on our birth team. With this being our first child and me really wanting a natural delivery we knew they would be worth every penny. Christie ended up being my doula and she was absolutely…



By Christie Collbran | June 16, 2017

We share these thoughts, in honor of June, LGBT Pride month. We stand together with our friends while events and parades are held across the country. Why is this important? Why do we believe the LGBTQIA community should be celebrated and supported? The short answer is – because it doesn’t matter whom you love. People…

belly cast review

Patient, professional, fun and totally prepared – Carlita, Tampa

By Buddha Belly Doulas | May 11, 2017

I had an amazing time with Korene when she came to do my belly cast. She was patient and professional, fun and totally prepared with all her belly casting gear! I had absolutely nothing to do but sit and relax! We had a blast during the entire process and my cast was beautiful. She was…


One of the best decisions I made during my pregnancy – Elise, Tampa

By Buddha Belly Doulas | May 8, 2017

Hiring Buddha Belly was one of the best decisions I made during my pregnancy and I would absolutely recommend them! Being my first pregnancy I had no idea what to expect from labor but I felt more at ease already just from meeting with Amy and Christie. They were so sweet and supportive and offered…

review for placenta services

My body and mind healed quicker – Lisa, St. Petersburg

By Buddha Belly Doulas | April 2, 2017

My first pregnancy entailed many adventures, but one of the paths led me to Buddha Belly. I utilized Buddha Belly for my placenta encapsulation. Amy came to our home the day after I delivered and began the process of carefully preparing and drying my placenta for encapsulation so that I would have it immediately available…

Two Doulas Are Better Than One

Another Reason Why Two Doulas are Better than One

By Christie Collbran | January 14, 2017

Recently, one of our clients gave birth to her twin babies at 32 weeks. Her doula was by her side supporting her during labor, delivery and postpartum. She had a very positive experience. While many babies are born closer to their due dates, you most likely won’t know exactly when your baby will be born. As doulas,…