Formed in 2008, the Tampa Bay Birth Network was started by a small group of dedicated birth professionals. The network was first of its kind in the Tampa Bay area. Focused on serving both birth professionals and families, we have proudly provided education, support, and a community for those who are passionate about holistic pregnancy, birth, and parenting. Hundreds of new and expectant parents have attended our meetings and special events. Along the way, many birth professionals have joined our network so they can provide more resources for their clients and patients. In 2009, we became a Florida not-for-profit corporation. In 2011, we were approved by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. In 2018, we rebranded to refocus our mission, serve more of the community, and reach even more families across the bay.
Over the years, we have hosted guest speakers, film screenings, childbirth options seminars, birth story circles, networking events, educational panels, rallies, birth fairs, and more. The annual Tampa Birth and Baby Expo is our biggest event of the year. Formerly the Natural Birth and Baby Expo, we first held this family-friendly event in 2011. We have proudly supported other local groups making a difference in our area, including the Brown Baby Brigade and the Foundation for Florida Midwives.