Announcing #myTampaMidwife, A New Recognition from Tampa Bay Birth Network

At Tampa Bay Birth Network, a key point in our mission is to encourage local families to choose a midwife to assist with their pregnancy and labor and to support the midwifery model of care.

The Midwives Model of Care is based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life processes.

The Midwives Model of Care includes:
-Monitoring the physical, psychological, and social well-being of the mother throughout the childbearing cycle
-Providing the mother with individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care, continuous hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and postpartum support
-Minimizing technological interventions
-Identifying and referring women who require obstetrical attention
-The application of this woman-centered model of care has been proven to reduce the incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section.
— Copyright (c) 1996-2008, Midwifery Task Force, Inc., All Rights Reserved.

That’s why we’re so pleased to announce the launch of a new recognition, #myTampaMidwife. Beginning September 20, we’ll collect nominations from mothers and their partners for this honor and in celebration of National Midwifery Week, October 4-10, we’ll announce the recipients.

We encourage anyone who has been pleased with the services and support they received from a midwife to email the following details to

  •  Why you chose to use the services of a midwife
  •  Why you chose the midwife you hired
  •  Any pertinent details to pregnancy and delivery
  •  Pictures of you with your midwife, baby, family and/or friends (Any pictures submitted may be used by TBBN and submission of pictures will be considered as permission granted.)

To qualify, nominated midwives must currently serve women in the Tampa Bay area and be a member in good standing of the Tampa Bay Birth Network.  Find out more about how easy it is to become a member here.

Nominations must be received by midnight September 30, 2015, to qualify.