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Welcome to the family our new 'house mom'

Kid fun and craft times are back as we welcome a new house mom!

Our first Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Day family walk

A look at our first annual pregnancy and infant loss awareness day family walk. We enjoyed community and remembrance time and raised almost $1500 for our local AMEND support group. 

What are my Tampa Bay birth options? | Tampa Bay Midwives

Here at Barefoot Birth we offer all sorts of options for all sorts of families. We are known around the community for our home birth services and easy access to prenatal care however there are many other ways to work with us. We thought it would be helpful to outline the ways care can work with us and what options look like for families. 

We're Adding to the Family, Again!

We are looking for another new family member to help support our 501c3 mission! We are in need of a house mama (or papa)!

Calling All Educarers!!

Ahem, ahem. We have an exciting announcement!

The Community Roots Collective is looking for someone to become our new Resources for Infant Educarers facilitator!

October Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month Events in Tampa Bay

“When a child loses his or her parent, they are called an orphan. When a spouse loses his or her partner, they are called a widow or widower. When a parent loses their child, there isn’t a word to describe them. This month recognizes the loss so many parents experience across the United States and around the world.”

An Open Letter from a Citrus County Mom to her Midwife

"I'm very grateful that I encountered you in this life and I consider it an honor that I will one day tell Emmett his birth story and that story will include you."

Meet our new House Manager!

We are excited to welcome our new house manager, Rah Hines! Get to know Rah and let her know how you would like to get involved at the Roots.

PROM: The obnoxious birth ruin-er no one talks about | Tampa Home Birth Midwifery

In the last few months we have noticed a huge rise in the number women who experience Premature Rupture of Membranes aka PROM in our own practice. While things in midwifery can be cyclical we thought with so many cases it was reason for pause.

Tampa Home Birth Midwifery : A Glimpse Into Our Day | Tampa Bay Homebirth and Midwifery Care

"Our photographer Patti of Sweet Plum Photography is so talented. Patti calls these little films 'family films' and does a beautiful job of them for all sorts of occasions. She jokingly called ours a 'company film with family feeling'- UMMM LOVE THAT! "

A Doula's Memories on Mother's Day and Everyday

Mother's Day brings us to think of the women in our lives. As a doula there is a special honor of remembering the moments my clients became mothers themselves.

A Midwife's Photo Archive | Tampa Bay Homebirth Midwife

The archives are open! 

Florida Licensed Midwives Need Your Help! | Tampa Midwife

Some of you may have heard our battle cries at the end of 2016 when we learned that the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecologists announced that they would be pursuing a bill that could impact Florida Licensed Midwives. For those of us on The Council and most midwives state wide we completely agreed that bill itself was not necessarily a problem- the issue is that the state attorneys felt the only way to accomplish this was to open our law.

What's Next for the Community Roots Collective

The Community Roots Collective began as the dream of a local midwife who wanted to support her clients beyond the 6 week postpartum visit. Over the past 2 years, we have felt our community embrace us. We have made new friends and have seen return visits from old ones. We have grown through the support of a handful of businesses who honor the lives of women and families. We have found the love and support of community women and men who are all passionate about supporting families through the often tumultuous journey of parenthood. We believe and hope we are making a difference and have created a welcoming space that is inviting to all. We want to do more, to reach more, to grow more, to support YOU more.

That is why we decided to incorporate as a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization.