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.

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My Doula Was Brandi Morales of Barefoot Birth : Part 6 | Tampa Bay Doula

"Then I found Brandi, who happened to live only 15 minutes away, and I knew she was someone who would be able to bring the energy and knowledge I wanted in my pregnancy and birth! She came over several times during my pregnancy to spend time with me and my daughter so that my daughter would be comfortable with her (and my daughter absolutely loves her), and made sure she got to know my husband and mother in law as well since they would also be at the birth."

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My Doula Was Brandi Morales of Barefoot Birth : Part 5 | Tampa Bay Doula

"Without Brandi I don't think I could have had the birthing experience I wanted. She was amazing! During my pregnancy she was available to answer all my questions and also provided words of encouragement when I had any doubts on my ability to do a natural birth."

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Placenta Encapsulation

"Placenta encapsulation is the process of preparing the mother’s placenta after the birth of her baby(ies) and dehydrating it to then be ground and placed into capsules for the mother to ingest as she sees fit. The ingestion of the placenta is known as “placentophagy.”

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My Doula Was Brandi Morales of Barefoot Birth : Part 4 | Tampa Bay Doula

"She supported me through each contraction with soothing encouragement and holding my hands. She was great support and a team member for my husband. She gave him tools and techniques to use that allowed him to be an amazing birthing partner."

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My Doula Was Brandi Morales of Barefoot Birth : Part 3 | Tampa Bay Doula

"After meeting with Brandi, I was confident that she could provide much more support than our previous experience, and she was able to answer all of my questions with ease, demonstrating to me she had plenty of birth experience. We met several times in advance to go over my birth preferences and for her to get to know me and my husband. I was impressed by her honesty, openness, and calmness."

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My Doula Was Brandi Morales of Barefoot Birth : Part 1 | Tampa Bay Doula

I'm so glad I had Brandi as my doula. I had a successful HBAC (Home Birth After Cesarean) at 41+6. She was such great support to my whole family. It's been 5 weeks and my 3.5 year old still talks about her. It was such a great familiar experience. If you're lucky enough to have her, you will love her!

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