Breath of Life Blog

For women at all stages of motherhood

Is This Feeling More Than Baby Blues?

I received a lot of advice before I had my baby and I forgot all of it once she arrived. I was one of those moms who got hit hard with Postpartum Depression. Adjusting to motherhood is tough for almost every new mother, but it seemed extra hard for me. I loved my...

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Ending the Mommy Wars

“Talking about parenting has become like talking about politics or religion or money - you just don’t do it.” - Denise Schipani, author of Mean Moms Rule, excerpt from parenting.com   Ever brought up vaccinations at a party? Now that’s how you clear a room. Who...

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Self Talk: From Negative to Realistic

I have a secret. Something no one else can see, that does no immediate outward damage and that could remain hidden forever if I wanted. And here I go, calling myself out on the Internet. I talk to myself really badly sometimes. In a way I wouldn’t talk to any other...

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New Government Report Recommends Birth Center Care


Thanks to an extensive study, findings now prove that Birth Centers provide mothers and newborns with a stronger start. As a midwifery-led birth center that offers care for women before, during, and after pregnancy, Breath of Life was honored to be one of the 47 birth...

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Chelsea’s Birth Story

Watch Chelsea's Birth Story Chelsea didn't want someone else telling her what to do with her body. Breath of Life empowered her to make her own choices and experience the birth of her baby in the way her body was meant to deliver. From our classes and midwives to the...

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What My Midwife Means to Me

Natalie Loper’s Birth Story My first birth went exactly as planned, but not the second. No. There I was at work and my water broke. I expected my contractions to start, but they didn’t. I wish I could say I remained calm and confident, however, that was not the case....

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The Gift of Self Care During the Holidays

The holiday season is officially upon us! Christmas lights are popping up left and right, Jingle Bells and other holiday classics are playing on a loop, there’s a lightness in our typically heavy Florida air, and the kids (or at least mine) are regularly adding...

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Social Media: To Friend or Unfriend

Being a mom is hard. Real hard. Moms take their role so seriously that most have a tendency to hold themselves to the highest standards, which are often unrealistic, and struggle to give themselves grace when they don’t feel those standards are met. Moms need people...

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Forgiveness on The Daily

Hey mamas….ever have one of those days where you are full on Dino-Mom, roaring at your children and contemplating eating them for lunch? Sooo tired of your tiny, beautiful newborn baby not sleeping, that the next time they wake up crying after a whopping 2 hours of...

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Breath of Life Testimony

"Our experience when our baby was born was beautiful because I felt empowered."  Abigail shares her birth experience at Breath of Life in this short video. When women candidly share their own stories, other women receive the confidence to make choices that are right...

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Hospital or Birth Center?

Kerri Shaw’s Birth Story “This isn’t what I imagined,” Kerri thought to herself as she pushed through another contraction. The sound of beeps and signals were an unpleasant soundtrack to the moment. She could not get comfortable and no one was guiding her through her...

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