When Lourdes Leon-Vega of Coral Gables got pregnant with her second child, she felt like she was starting over again in a new world. It had been 10 years since the birth of her first daughter, Linnette, and everything had changed. "It was all new products and new systems. I went shopping for baby things, and I didn’t know how many bibs or how many blankets to buy," Leon-Vega said.
At 29 weeks, Leon-Vega was diagnosed with placenta previa and put on bed rest. For several weeks, the Type-A mom was forced to rely on friends and family for help. After her daughter, Alexa’s, premature birth, Leon-Vega found herself back in the hospital with complications. With a background in healthcare, Leon-Vega thought there should be a system to help moms go through what she went through. Now she owns Tutti Bambini, a maternity concierge service and boutique.
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Tutti Bambini is a maternity concierge and baby boutique. It offers personal consultations and classes for new and expecting families, either at the Tutti Bambini facility in South Miami or in-home. Class offerings include Baby 101, CPR, prenatal fitness and lactation, among others. Private or group sessions are available, as well as package deals. Prices range from $45 for an individual class to $250 and up for a package.
Leon-Vega previously worked as Director of Service in the family business, Leon Medical Centers. The centers, which offer everything under one roof for Medicare patients, inspired Leon-Vega to offer a one-stop shop to new and expecting families.
Leon-Vega, who has a degree in business administration from St. Thomas University, worked in nearly every department at Leon Medical Centers, from the information desk to referrals to medical records, over the 15 years she was there.
IF YOU GOTutti Bambini is at 7211 SW 58th Ave. in South Miami. Call 305-669-1400 or visit tutti-bambini.com.
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