Andrea Barbosa joined the Southwest Florida BirthNetwork as a co-leader in 2012 and has been dedicated to all things pregnancy and birth related since she became pregnant with her first child in 2006.
She enjoys meeting new parents who stop by the Mothering Tent at local events, and giving support and advice to her friends in the Southwest Florida community.
Andrea and her husband have a full house that includes two young children, a young cat, and a new puppy. She homeschools their children and works part time at her family’s print shop.
Contact Andrea: [email protected]
Angela is a founding member of the Southwest Florida BirthNetwork, 2012 and the VBAC Advocates of Lee County, 2014. As a consumer advocate, she helps families navigate their many choices in childbirth, in part by referring them to the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services’ Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative.
She acts as Editor of the SWFL Birth & Beyond Guide magazine and has co-coordinated the annual Rally to Improve Birth since 2012. Her co-authored articles, Helping Expectant Moms Learn About Childbirth Options and Are you pregnant or planning to become pregnant? were published in the October 2012 issue of SWFL Parent & Child and the January 2013 issue of SWFL Naturally magazines.
Angela has served as the Communications Chair to Florida Friends of Midwives and Website Administrator to PlacentaBenefits.info since 2007. Prior to certifying with PBi and starting her placenta encapsulation business in 2009, she concentrated on doula, childbirth educator and lactation consultant training.
Known for her southern twang in the BOLD Birth production at the Alliance for the Arts theater in 2013 and her enthusiastic portrayal of Princess Anna of Arendelle at the SWFL Parent & Child Family Fun Expo in 2014, Angela is active in the community and you can find her promoting Mother-Friendly maternity care in the region and at Mothering Tent events throughout the year.
Angela is a homeschooling mother of four, each born in the Sunshine State. Her two hospital births were attended by OB doctors and two water births were attended by midwives in the comfort of her home.
Contact Angela: [email protected]