1900 E Bay Dr. Largo, FL 33771
727-216-1420 Backup: 727-499-3615

1900 East Bay Dr.
Largo, FL 33771
PH: 727-216-1420
Backup PH: 727-499-3615




Umbilical Cord

Cutting the Umbilical Cord: What’s the Best Timing?

by | Blog, Labor, Midwifery Care, Pregnancy, Umbilical Cord



The umbilical cord is the lifeline between a baby in utero and, through the placenta, its mother.  It is the conduit through which oxygen-rich blood and nutrients flow to the baby, and deoxygenated blood and waste products flow out. At birth, when left uncut, the umbilical cord will continue to pulsate for several minutes, sending […]


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A premature baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Early Term vs. Full Term

by | Blog, Labor, Low Birthweight, Preterm Labor



In 2014, nearly 14% of babies born in Florida were born prematurely, or born before the 37th week of pregnancy. Since premature babies can have immediate and long-term problems with their breathing, digestion, hearing and brain function, pregnant moms want to do all they can to help prevent having their baby early.  There’s no way to […]


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Alcohol in Pregnancy

by | Blog, Pregnancy, Preterm Labor



Can a few glasses of wine or an occasional margarita during your pregnancy really effect your developing baby?  The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says absolutely! The AAP’s Committee on Substance Abuse recently issued a clinical report stating that “prenatal exposure to alcohol can damage the developing fetus and is the leading preventable cause of […]


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First Candle

Kicks Count for Babies!

by | Blog, Infant Loss, Pregnancy



October is Infant Loss Awareness Month.  While losing a baby isn’t something that happens often — far less than 1% — it is devastating for the 25,000 American families who experience the loss of their unborn baby every year. The good news is that through a new campaign called Kicks Count!, pregnant women can learn […]


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Pregnant at Dentist

Healthy Gums for a Healthy Baby?

by | Blog, Dental Hygiene, Labor, Low Birthweight, Preterm Labor



Yes!  Studies suggest that pregnant women who have a gum infection known as periodontitis have a higher risk of preterm labor and also of having a low birthweight baby.  That’s because bacteria in the infected gums can cause an increase in the hormones that trigger labor.  To help reduce the risk of preterm labor, and improve […]


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10 Best Foods to Eat During Pregnancy

by | Blog



Deciding what you should and should not eat during pregnancy can be stressful – it’s a lot of work eating for two!  Some expectant moms crave sugary or fatty foods, while other moms feel queasy at just the thought of eating.  But sticking to a healthy, well balanced and nutritious diet is an important part […]


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Weaning: It Happens Faster Than You Think!

by | Blog



Truly, I wasn’t prepared for it.  One day Mercy was nursing three or more times a day, the next it was none.  I offered  to nurse when she woke up in the morning, after nap, and before bed.  I offered for her to nurse at random points throughout the day just for the sake of […]


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Schaber Family Testimonial

by | Blog



Giving birth at Breath of Life was the most amazing experience I’ve ever had! From the loving feeling you get from walking through the doors the first day, to being inducted into their ever growing family on the way out, you get a warm and inviting feeling from the lovely staff of professionals. After hearing […]


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What To Introduce When

by | Blog, Healthy Recipes



6 Months (First Foods) 6 – 8 Months 8 – 10 Months 10 – 12 Months 12 Months Avocado Apple Banana Peach / Nectarine Pear Plum / Prune Green Bean Butternut Squash Winter Squash Peas Sweet Potato Yellow Squash Zucchini     Apricot Pumpkin Carrot Parsnip Barley Rice Oatmeal   Blueberry Cherry Cranberry Grape Kiwi […]


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First Foods

by | Blog, Healthy Recipes



With these simple steps, it is easy to make your own first foods for your baby (free of preservatives and coloring) and it’s fun too.  When you make your own food, you know what your baby is eating, you can control portion sizes, and you can vary the texture a bit (making the puree thin […]


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