September 30th is quickly approaching… my first class back after my short maternity leave with Madison! I’m going to be very honest and transparent about what I’m experiencing as I get organized for my “return to work”.
A part of me is excited to start teaching again because I LOVE Hypnobabies and the role it enables me to play in helping couples prepare for the life changing experience of bringing their baby into the world. There’s another part of me that is sad because I know that in order to fill my classes it takes quite a bit of work behind the scenes to get the word out and to be completely honest, given the choice of Madison or marketing, I choose Madison ❤
(Mompreneurs, please share your secrets! How do you do it?)
Initially, having only 1 couple registered for my September 30th series in Vancouver was making me feel really depressed about returning to “work” because I’d be paying to teach them! (My overhead expenses are more than one student’s tuition.) In addition to that, the couple would likely be disappointed that they don’t get the atmosphere and connection with other soon-to-be or seasoned parents as well.
Luckily, after some thought, I came up with a solution! For my first series back I’m going to donate 100% of the net proceeds to Shanti Uganda by becoming a Birth Partner with them for the next year. Now I’m EXCITED!
With your help, I hope to spread the word to pregnant women expecting babies in December or January so that I can teach a full class series starting on September 30th (Downtown Vancouver) and support 2 women birthing safely in Uganda per month for a whole year!
I love how a simple change in perception and circumstances has drastically changed the energy around me returning to work! (Or should I call it play? I really do love what I do!)
I will be donating 100% of my time for the September 30th series! Perfect timing for those expecting in December or January!
The Shanti Uganda Birth Partners Program is a monthly donation that is used to provide consistent care to expectant mothers and their babies in rural Uganda throughout pregnancy and birth.
Each month, your donation will support a mother and the safe birth of her newborn baby by providing:
· 24/7 midwifery care
· Pre and post natal nutrition, education and yoga classes
· All lab tests
· Sterile equipment and birth supplies
With a severe shortage of doctors across Africa and access to care very limited in rural areas, 1 in 22 women die during childbirth. At the Shanti Uganda Birth House & Clinic in the rural Luweero District of Uganda, our dedicated team of six trained Ugandan midwives are the key to improving birth outcomes and reducing maternal and infant mortality rates in Uganda, but we need your help. Through regular monthly donations, you can help provide essential pre and post-natal care for 50 mothers per month in rural Uganda:
· $100 per month supports the birth of two babies/month
(Our donation with a class of 5 couples!)
· $50 per month supports the birth of one baby/month
(Our donation with a class of 3 couples!)
Why regular donations?
One of the best ways you can help mothers and babies in Uganda is by becoming a Birth Partner as it enables Shanti Uganda to provide consistent levels of support and care for pregnant and birthing women in rural Uganda. Also, regular donations require the least amount of administrative costs on our end, thereby allowing us to stretch every dollar to help as many women as possible, and they allow Shanti Uganda to give us the confidence to invest in long term projects like the Birth House.
Help babies have the best start to life! Please contact me if you have questions!