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




Families for Florida Birth Centers

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Florida birth centers are not being paid for facility services by Medicaid as federal law mandates. When a birth takes place at a hospital, the hospital is paid for its services as a healthcare facility, and the obstetrician or midwife is paid separately for her/his professional services. Federal Medicaid law mandates that state Medicaid plans [...]


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Birth Story – Chris & Ruby

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After starting their pregnancy at Breath of Life, Chris & Ruby (along with the midwife) decided to transfer to the hospital after Ruby was in active labor for more than 24 hours. This is their story…  


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The Birth of Skyla Hope

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Skyla’s due date was February 15th, but contractions started around 6:00pm on Saturday February 9th. We were having dinner with my family when I noticed that the cramp-like pain I was feeling was about 20 minutes apart. I wasn’t sure that they were actually contractions until the pattern continued. We left dinner and my dad [...]


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The Birth of Asher

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The story of Asher’s birth, I feel, really begins before we decided to deliver at Breath of Life Birth Center. When we first conceived, we were receiving care through my long-term OBGYN. Since she was a midwife and I was comfortable with her, I just assumed we would continue prenatal care and delivery there. Yet, [...]


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The Birth of Julian

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Julian Frederick Santarpio was born on May 28th, 2013 at 10am. at Breath of Life Birthing Center. He was 7lb. 10oz. & 20in. long. But when he was born he was not breathing like they wanted him to, he also was not crying at all and was hardly moving. After trying to get him to breathe normally for [...]


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The Birth of Allison Clare

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Allison’s birth story starts 2 1/2 weeks before her actual birth.  That is how long I had “false labor” for, every single night.   I had delivered Rachel at 39 weeks 3 days, so even though I knew that every pregnancy is different, I still expected to have Allison in my arms before her due date. [...]


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The Birth of Belle Reedus

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Around 2:30 am on the 18th of August I began to have some back pain that was coming on so often that I moved from the bedroom. I layed on the couch wondering if this would turn into real labor since you were approximately 13 days “late” and I was due on the 6th and [...]


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# of Births

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Birth Story – Justin & Sarah

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After starting their pregnancy at a traditional OB/GYN, Justin & Sarah decided to transfer to Breath of Life to experience a Safe, Personal, & Natural birth for their daughter Eleanor. This is their story…


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10 Best Foods to Eat During Pregnancy

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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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