I would like to honor and support the Santa Barbara Birth Center for my 30th Birthday around the sun and the journey of my first born's birth earth side this August 2018.
On April 23rd I will be a preggo Birthday Queen. I am reaching out to my family, friends and community with one philanthropic birthday wish, which is for you all to cheer me on as I walk, waddle and trot on May 5th at the SB Birth Center 5K run & wellness fair. Any in-person, virtual, or monetary support for this great cause would mean so much to me. 100% of the fundraised proceeds go to the SB Birth Center which will help other families and babies with much needed financial support.
Because of our immense gratitude and because we believe strongly in women having choices in how and where they choose to birth, I am working to raise much needed funds for the Santa Barbara Birth Center, a unique resource in our community. The center is the only freestanding Birth Center (501c3 nonprofit) in Santa Barbara County and without it the options of natural childbirth in this region are extremely limited. As a result of the generosity and commitment from the community, the Birth Center has been able to give subsidies for low income women & families, the equivalent of 25% of their clients. Let's do more!
Truly, all dollars count and no donation is too small (or too big). Thank you!
How we got to the birth center:
I always knew I wanted a more holistic and natural birth so when my husband and I conceived we decided to check out our options around our community. Immediately after our first conversation and visit with the midwives of SB Birth Center we knew that this was the place for us.
Both my husband and I have been supported, cared for, and truly feel the attentive, peaceful & comfortable environment whenever we walk into the SB Birth Center, as well as the around the clock support (if needed) during our day-to-day. The honest care and personalized attention they are providing is so important for us as new parents trying to navigate the surprisingly complex world of having a baby. Working with the midwives has been an incredibly empowering experience and I can honestly say I am feeling more prepared, relaxed and looking forward to going into labor and giving birth surrounded by this incredible team.
I would love for other families to have the same experience & support that we are receiving, which is why I have decided help fundraise and do a combination of walk, trot and waddle across the SBBC's Annual Fundraiser & 5K race line this May 5th. Not everyone is able to afford SBBC services or even knows that an out of hospital birth is available to them!
The SBBC operates as a non-profit business and offers financial support for parents that can't afford to pay out of pocket. They rely on the generosity of the community in order to continue offering their amazing skills!
To learn more about SBBC's Annual Funraiser & 5K Walk, Run, Trot click here!
:::What we need in birth is empowerment. Whether you’re home, in a hospital, unassisted, or have a team of people, what makes a birth space empowered is TRUST. Every mother has a birth story that is uniquely her own. Every birth story is layered, emotional, and a complete story unto itself. One mother’s birth story has zero impact on another’s mother’s birth outcome. Our experiences may lend inspiration and support, but they stand uniquely on their own, always.:::