Breath of Life Blog

For women at all stages of motherhood

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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Moving Forward from Postpartum Depression

With the first round of our Postpartum Mood Disorder Moms group coming to a close, we’ve learned about Postpartum Depression and Anxiety and given a name to the intense feelings and thoughts often battled as a part of it. We’ve learned to identify those negative...

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Let’s Talk About Sex (After), Baby!

Wow! The topic this month at our normalizing postpartum mom’s group is “Sex after Baby.” Nothing like getting real personal with each other! I’m so thankful for a safe place to discuss these very real parts of life after having a baby. And I am no stranger to that...

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From Her Womb to Her Arms

Alyssa Botta’s Birth Story It was the moment that I had been anticipating for days, weeks, and--let’s be honest--months. I was six days past my due date and minutes had started feeling like weeks to me. Now it was finally time. I was about to meet my baby girl. A...

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