A recipient for February’s monthly incentive has been selected! February’s incentive was generously sponsored by Gabriel Sanders, page administrator for the new and quickly growing Facebook page “New Dads’ Place.” Marisa of Washington state was selected as our student for February’s incentive and will be receiving two books: “Birthing from Within” and “The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth.” (This is not to be confused with Marissa from Georgia who received our incentive a couple of months back.) A warm congratulations to Marisa and an even warmer thank you to Mr. Sanders for his financial gift. In his own words, Mr. Sanders called doulas and midwifes the birth gurus or “burus!”
For the months of March and April this year, we are going to be offering a drawing each month for a rebozo birthing cloth. Popular out of Mexico’s traditional birthing culture, one technique taught to our student doulas involves the use of a rebozo to help the birthing mother during the labor process. New Beginnings has also been selected as a recipient during the month of April to receive proceeds from sales at birthinspiration.com which specializes in the sale of rebozo cloths, instructional videos, and other related products. Proceeds received from Birth Inspirations will most likely go to scholarships, but have yet to be determined.
And yes, we are still working on the medication cards. We hope to have them out soon. With illness and other delays coming up as of late, these have taken much longer to produce than originally anticipated. The set now features more than 30 common medications used during pregnancy and childbirth. Hopefully, these will be available to our students who submitted incentive requests in January by the end of the week. The cards will then be made available via the doula shop by the end of the month.