Local birth networks provide education and networking opportunities to help you make important decisions regarding your pregnancy, upcoming birth, and postpartum recovery. Find like-minded mamas, midwives, doulas, lactation consultants, chiropractors, nutritionists, parenting resources and more!
Tampa Bay Birth Network
Tampa Bay Birth Network’s mission is to provide a community of professionals, families and individuals that support, educate and/or promote natural pregnancy, birth and parenting in the Tampa Bay Area.
Birth Network of Florida
Birth Network of Florida is headquartered in Orlando, but their vision is to expand throughout the entire state, and educate, support and empower women and their families throughout the birth process and beyond.
Don’t go into your breastfeeding journey alone. Find and surround yourself with a support group to increase your chances of meeting your breastfeeding goals. These groups provide support and wisdom from mamas who have been where you are – just trying to figure out what to do.
La Leche League
La Leche League’s mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother. Find a local support group.
Tampa Bay’s Breast Friend
A breastfeeding support group in the Tampa Bay area with lactation consultants on hand to answer your specific questions. Get real-time answers to your questions, even in the middle of the night when you and baby are up nursing. The group encourages breastfeeding in public and helps you to normalize breastfeeding.
Tongue Tie Support
Tongue and lip tie can prevent you from successfully breastfeeding your baby if it goes undiagnosed. It is very painful and many times, baby cannot receive enough milk. This group is for designed to help parents in the Tampa Bay area learn about tongue ties and what to do when one is suspected and discovered.
A new mama has so much to do but needs to ensure that her baby is secure and well-adjusted to his life outside the womb. Finding the perfect baby carrier is so important for mama to keep her baby close. Constant skin-on-skin contact with your newborn will help reinforce breastfeeding, reduce general fussiness, and free up your arms for multitasking.
Tampa Bay Babywearing
Tampa Bay Babywearing group’s mission is to provide babywearing support and education to the Tampa Bay community and surrounding areas in order to normalize babywearing, encourage safe wearing practices, and promote the physical and emotional benefits of babywearing for both the caregiver and child.
Pasco County Babywearing
Anyone in Pasco who is interested in learning or sharing ideas, information and resources about Babywearing is welcome here. They have regular meetings where you can try on carriers and get hands-on help. They also have a lending library in which you can borrow carriers for special situations.
Pregnancy Care Center of Zephyrhills
For mamas with unplanned pregnancies, lack of family support, or lack of financial support, there are several pregnancy resource centers in Pasco County that can provide free services to point you in the right direction toward a successful birth.
The Pregnancy Care Center has offered love for more than 12 years and practical help to pregnant women and moms of all ages with a focus on encouraging healthy pregnancies in the east Pasco area. The center can provide information on childbirth and delivery options, fetal development, prenatal care, abortion alternatives, and the sanctity of human life.
Their mission is to save the lives of babies, encourage, and guide the families to choices and actions that will provide the best possible environment for nurturing and assisting these babies to grow into responsible adults.