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Tampa Bay Birth Doulas

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Why choose doula care with Doula Hive?

You may find yourself wondering how to choose a doula. There are, after all, plenty of doulas in Tampa Bay. Some even char​ge less than us. So why choose to work with us as your birth doula?

Here are key factors that make our doula services stand out as a choice for informed parents in Tampa Bay area:

  • 1 EXPERIENCE MATTERS. When you hire us as your birth doula you are getting over 20 years of combined experience in doula work & over 300 births of lessons learned.
  • 2 YOUR DOULA, not YOUR DOULA AGENCY. You are guaranteed to have someone in your corner that believes in you and that will advocate for you to get the birth that you want.
  • 3 BIRTH IS UNPREDICTABLE. Because we've been doing this work for so long, we have been to all sorts of births and are experienced in how to keep you calm and navigate the unpredictability of birth.
  • 4 FLAT FEE. You won't need to worry how long your birth is taking, because we charge a flat fee for births, not by the hour.
  • 5 LABOR AT HOME. If laboring at home is something that is in your plans, we will be happy to meet you there and labor with you until it is time to go to your birth location.
  • 6 EVIDENCE-BASED CARE. We offer Evidence Based Birth© care. We keep ourselves current on the most recent evidence based researches about birth and perinatal care. It's a form of a continuing education in the Doula world.
  • 7 BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY. You can choose to have us capture your labor and birth as part of your doula experience.
  • 8 VBAC. If you are planning on a VBAC, you want someone that has experience with them. We have been to many successful VABCs and would love to be part of that journey with you.

Ready to learn more? Our free 30-minute discovery call is a chance to connect, explore your options, and make an informed decision as your choose your Tampa Bay doula.

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DOULA SUPPORT

This package is for clients that have already committed to a complete childbirth education course, or have been a doula hive client within the last 3 years.

  • unlimited texts and phone calls from the moment you sign up.
  • Enjoy your free membership to our Online Client Hub which has all of our digital class guides, favorite resources, articles, care providers and more for you to discover! Easily schedule your sessions, and classes, check out upcoming events, or join our Parenting Group! There's plenty to find, and even more to enjoy on our exclusive Doula Hive Client site!
  • one Prenatal Meeting so we can get to know each other and we can learn how to better assist you to achieve your birthing goals.
  • Comfort Measures + Labor Positions Class This session encourages baby's best position for birth, while also keeping you as comfortable as possible through pregnancy and labor! You and your support person will learn hands on tools for comfort, and exactly when to use them! Our beautiful digital guide will help you use these tools along your journey, and beyond our class.
  • one Birth Preferences session to build a written birth plan together. This tool helps you to discuss your priorities with your care provider (doctor or midwife) and you can bring it with you to your birth place for the on-call care provider.
  • unconditional and unlimited support throughout labor and birth - it doesn't matter how long it is, we'll be there with you!
  • up to two hours immediate after birth, to help you with baby's first latch and more!
  • one Post Birth Visit within the first week after the birth to check on you and baby, and to process the birth.

INVESTMENT: $1950

Payment Plans available. We accept Zelle, HSA/FSA, debit and credit cards.

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QUEEN BEE PACKAGE

This package icludes complete childbirth education! Group Childbirth classes are available regularly, but sessions can be booked 1-on-1 as needed. Clients can choose from our evidence-based course, Doula Hive Childbirth Prep or HelloBirth, a hypnobirthing and childbirth education course.

  • unlimited texts and phone calls from the moment you sign up
  • Enjoy your free membership to our Online Client Hub which has all of our digital class guides, favorite resources, articles, care providers and more for you to discover! Easily schedule your sessions, and classes, check out upcoming events, or join our Parenting Group! There's plenty to find, and even more to enjoy on our exclusive Doula Hive Client site!
  • one Prenatal Meeting so we can get to know each other and we can learn how to better assist you to achieve your birthing goals.
  • clients can choose between Doula Hive's Evidence Based Childbirth Prep and HelloBirth a hypnobirthing and childbirth education class Clients will learn all about late pregnancy, labor, their options along the way, comfort measures for pregnancy and birth, navigating the postpartum journey and more!
  • one Birth Preferrences session to build a written birth plan together. This tool helps you to discuss your priorities with your care provider (doctor or midwife) and you can bring it with you to your birth place for the on-call care provider.
  • unconditional and unlimited support throughout labor and birth - it doesn't matter how long it is, we'll be there with you
  • up to two hours immediate after birth, to help you with baby's first latch and more!
  • one Post Birth Visit within the first week after the birth to check on you and baby, and to process the birth.

INVESTMENT: $2400.

Payment Plans available. We accept Zelle, HSA/FSA, debit and credit cards.

50% off Birth Photography Tampa, FL
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THE HONEYCOMB PACKAGE

For BIPOC parents that are on Medicaid and/or WIC. It includes everything that's on The Queen Bee package + Birth Photography

  • We are proud to offer lower-cost options to our under-represented neighbors, who are high-risk and experiencing financial hardship during their journey to parenthood. This package includes all benefits of the Queen Bee + Photography package with a substantial discount. Our goal is to make care, and support as accessible to families as possible. Schedule your Discovery Call to explore your options!

INVESTMENT: slide scale starting at $1000, payment plans available. We accept check, Zelle, HSA and FSA cards and credit cards.

BIRTH POOL RENTAL

Whether you're having a home birth or looking to make early labor more comfortable before heading to your birth place a birth pool can be a great option for many! Services include set-up, break-down, a liner, hose and faucet adapter.

INVESTMENT: $180

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POSTPARTUM DOULA SERVICES

Getting dedicated, educated support during the early postpartum journey is a game changer for many families! Postpartum doula's don't just care for baby, they help support the entire family during this incredible time. Daytime and overnight support available!

  • Enjoy support that is well-versed in the physiology of lactation, and postpartum healing of lactation;
  • Partners get hands on support for learning to care for their partners and new baby.
  • Catch up on much needed rest and self-care
  • Meal prep, light house work, and even dog walking. We've got you covered.
  • Breastfeeding support that counts! Our postpartum doulas all have backgrounds and education in Lactation Support.

INVESTMENT: Starting at $40 / hour with a minimum 4-hour shift. Short term, and long term options available.

PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION

Placenta Encapsulation is the process of taking the placenta after birth and turning it into consumable capsules for the birthing person to take during postpartum to support healing. Our Placenta Encapsulator, Morgan, holds herself to the highest standard of safety and is committed to providing quality service. You can feel assured that your capsules are made with love.

Placenta Encapsulation Services include prompt pick-up and delivery within 3 days.

  • Placenta Encapsulation is thought to support lactation.
  • Assists in balancing hormones and mood stabilization for a gentler transition.
  • Encourages iron restoration, and increased energy.
  • Enhances the bodies natural healing process.
  • Includes placenta encapsulation, tincture, print and cord keepsake!

INVESTMENT: $300

Frequently Asked Questions

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