For years I have researched placenta encapsulation but was always hesitant. With my 3rd baby I decided to give it a shot and I was NOT disappointed! I went to BirthsAndBeyond.com and I had the most amazing experience. Brandie made everything about it so easy from start to finish. She answered any questions I had day or night, educated me on the benefits of each product (I didn’t even know so many different options existed) and kept me updated throughout the process. I received the capsules, tincture, salve for myself with lavender and one without lavender for baby, as well as a keepsake print. It was packaged soooo beautifully along with instructions on how to use it all. I know this might not be for everyone but I didn’t think it was for me either until I did it. If you’re an expecting mama with any questions, contact her you will be so glad you did
Phoebe with her Print
Pregnancy is a scary, yet beautiful time in life. The overwhelming joy you get while watching your baby grow inside of you is a feeling that is so hard to explain. It is even more special when that baby growing inside of you is your rainbow baby. And for me, my baby is a double rainbow baby. We had lost the first two pregnancies (Oct. 2019 & June 2020) both in the first trimester. Fast forward to Sept. 2020 and we found out we were pregnant! You can imagine the excitement we had knowing we got another chance at being parents! However, along with the excitement came the anxiety and fear of possibly losing another baby, and that made it hard to stay excited.
Sometime late in the first trimester, beginning of the second, we found out about Births and Beyond and began chatting with Brandie. She was and is wonderful. She helped me tremendously by easing my mind of another possible miscarriage, provided resources on how to get through the losses and shared her personal journey with me. She understood that even though I was so thankful to God for allowing me to become pregnant again, she understood how scared I was about losing my baby again. She provided TONS of support on pregnancy, labor and delivery and ways to labor. She helped me feel more prepared for when and how my baby would make his appearance.
Fast forward to now, my son was born 5/14/2021. He is a chunky, healthy beautiful baby boy and we are over the moon thrilled to be his parents.
He is absolutely perfect in every way to us. :) And being that he is our double rainbow baby, we wanted to do something unique and special to remember the pregnancy journey.
We decided that because the baby's placenta was his life support during the last nine months, we wanted to make a placenta print. Brandie made it so special for us, and made the process of collecting the placenta completely stress free. All we had to do was let the OBGYN at the hospital know that we wanted to keep our placenta and Brandie handled the rest. The prints came out beautiful and made a wonderful addition to his nursery.
I would definitely recommend Brandie at Births and Beyond for placenta prints and any of her services for that matter! She is an amazing individual who truly cares about her clients and their families! Thanks again Brandi! We will reach out when we are ready for baby #2!
Maverick's Print and Umbilical Cord Keepsake
If you want the most compassionate, thoughtful, supportive, professional and considerate doula, you found one right here! I initially contacted Brandie for the placenta encapsulation, but ended up having her as my doula as well. I had a home birth and Brandie came over several weeks before the due date. I loved her energy right away!
She brought some interesting information regarding birth and placenta encapsulation, affirmations, suitcase full of stuff to help a woman during labor: natural pain management tools, essential oils, snacks , honey sticks, etc.
My labor began at 5:15 in the morning. I called Brandie, she picked up right away and came to my place very fast. What a huge help and support we received from her!
She helped me find the most comfortable position to deliver my baby and supported me all the way through labor and delivery and afterwards.
We still keep in touch because I just love her and her energy. Meeting her was a true blessing"
Damir with his Print
I am beyond happy that I found Brandie!! She did my placenta encapsulation for me. She picked up my placenta from the hospital and delivered the capsules to my home along with some super sweet gifts. She is very caring, sweet and knowledgeable person with great energy. She helped me with all my questions and stayed in touch throughout my pregnancy and after. If you are looking for a doula or a person to do placenta encapsulation, cream (salve) or placenta art, she is the one!!!!! Will be recommending her to my friends!! Thank you Brandie.
Aleksandr with his Print
I'm so happy and content with Brandie’s work. She picked up my placenta on short notice. She did the placenta art and cord keepsake. She gave me and my baby the chance to remember forever the organ that gave my child life. Thank you so much, my family could never repay you and most important part it was made with love and happiness.
Gian's Umbilical Cord Keepsake
I am so great full for Brandie and her services! I would have been completely alone for my birth without her! I had to be induced at 36 weeks, and my little NICU baby was born around 4am, and Brandie was there with me through it all!
I requested a placenta print and also a cord keepsake, and when the hospital did not fulfill my wish to give me both the placenta and the cord, Brandie made me a separate keepsake. She went above and beyond despite the complications the hospital caused with their thoughtlessness.
I wouldn't have been able to get through my birth without Brandie! She was there while I had to sit still through 2 attempts at an epidural, through nearly 45 minutes of bad contractions and sitting still for the medical staff.
I could write pages on how amazing she is, and why I would recommend her!
She is a great asset to your birth team!
Tampa General Hospital - Brandie & Miss Chloe
Brandie was the best and I couldn’t have gone through the labor process without her. She took the time to get to know me as well as my spouse. She called and checked on me often and gave me things to do or take such as the raspberry leaf tea to prepare me for labor. I had a birthing plan and she took a copy home and went over it. She made sure my birthing experience went according to my plan as much as possible. She didn’t treat me as if I was a client but as if I was family.
While I was in labor another one of her clients water broke early and she made it to where she was able to support the both of us. She called, texted and even FaceTimed the other client to coach her and make sure she was ok until she got there. With over 48 hours of no sleep she managed to help with 3 deliveries back-to-back in one week and I promise you if she didn’t tell you, you wouldn’t have known because she was so filled with energy and excitement. She’s very passionate and loves what she does. I would highly recommend her to anyone who’s looking for an awesome caring doula.
Thanks again Brandie, You were phenomenal!!!!!
Brandie & Ms. Brittanie - St. Pete Baby Place
Brandie was incredible! Her knowledge and experience sharing helped prepare us for the entire birthing process.
She was always available and quick to respond to any questions. Having her help got us through our son’s birth confidently.
Morton Plant - Clearwater
We are so glad we found Brandie to assist us for our birth! She was so easy to connect with, and really understood our preferences; she educated us on things that we were unsure about, but encouraged us to make decisions for ourselves.
She was a huge support during the birth as well! She suggested different positions to help me get comfortable, reminded my partner of things we wanted to do during the birth, and kept our family in the waiting room informed.
After the birth, she encapsulated the placenta, made some of it into a salve and a tincture, and made the umbilical cord keepsake for us - and we could not be more grateful! I've already told a few people about her because we were so happy with her services.
Thank you, Brandie!
Breath of Life - Birthing Center, Largo, FL
Such a wonderful birthing experience with Brandie!! Her energy is so loving and positive. She is extremely knowledgeable and was able to answer my every question.
So happy I had her by my side throughout my pregnancy journey!
Brandie and Miss Dorothy -
Advent Health Wesley Chapel
Brandie has such a big heart and cares so much about her mamas. I am so grateful I found her during my Doula search. If you had asked me before my labor, I was sure I needed one because all moms recommend it. But having one at my labor, I truly understand why having a great doula makes a world of difference.
There were so many times that she was just there with exactly what was needed and when it was needed. I swear she knew before I did. She was also a huge help for my mom who was there as my birth partner. There were several times I was so ready to give up and Brandie was there to support and encourage and help me push through. My labor was 22 very intense and hard hours and I was able to do it all naturally because she encouraged me to keep going and knew I had it in me.
Thank you Brandie for being such an important part of my son's birth, and for following up with us at the hospital and on our journey. So glad we met and got to share this!
Breath of Life - Birthing Center, Largo, FL
Brandie is an amazing Doula and birth assistant! Shes very knowledgeable and experienced! I'm so glad she was able to fit me into her busy schedule with other moms!
She helped me through such a long labor with my daughter, she's wonderful and very strong!
Miss Marley Rose - Breath of Life - Birthing Center, Largo, FL
There are no words to express the amount of gratitude my fiancé and I have for Brandie! At first, we were unsure if we were going to hire a doula. And after searching I am so beyond glad, we found births and beyond doula service! Brandie did such an amazing job at helping me to feel prepared, heard and respected. As a first-time mom, it was so helpful having someone with experience to help guide us during the most important time in our lives.
My birth went as planned and I was able to have a natural unmedicated delivery. Thanks to my fiancé and Brandie’s support! She stayed with us the whole time, dealt with me through the pains of the transition stage and was overall fantastic, compassionate and caring. She worked so hard to help us get the ambience we wanted.
I would highly recommend her as a doula and the other services she provides. I would not hesitate to hire her again if needed! Thank you Brandie!!!
Little Miss Avery Rose - Morton Plant, Clearwater
Where do I begin?! Oh I know. Prego Expo I attended at the Tampa convention center Ms. Brandie was a vendor there. My best friend, husband and I stopped at her booth and patiently waited for her to finish talking to another mom to be. After hearing the services she offered I was very interested. At the time I wasn’t looking for a Doula because I already had my support team lined up. (Mom and Husband). At the time I was interested in other services she provided. The placenta encapsulation, the Tree of life canvas keepsake, umbilical cord keepsake and many other goodies. Fast forward to 3/24/22 my baby boy 💙👣was born and Ms. Brandie was there to witness and help me get through it Drugs Free. Her presence, patient, and Good vibes got me through a Natural Birth which is the Main thing I wanted. She knows her Stuff when asking questions or have questions to ask the drs/nurses. She truly advocates for her clients although my mom and husband was having a hard time seeing me go through the pain Ms. Brandie STOOD MY GROUND for me and let them know she wanted this and she can do it and I did with the help of Brandi if I had to do it all over again I would choose her EVERYTIME. If your looking for a Doula I HIGHLY recommend Ms. Brandie at BirthsandBeyond 😊😊
Love a forever client and Friend,
Mrs. Tiffany - St. Pete Baby Place
Brandie is a huge reason I have such a positive, beautiful, happy outlook with the birth of my daughter. She helped me so much during my surges and labor and was truly an amazing addition to my intimate birth team. She was kind, patient, calming, and joyous. I also got my placenta encapsulation supplements that have been helping me postpartum. She added small touches to the packaging of them that was very thoughtful. I am very thankful for her and the services she offers. I would recommend any mama looking for a doula to head in her direction :)
Breath of Life - Birthing Center, Largo, FL.
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