Support a Black Owned Operated Birthing Home
My name is Racha Tahani Lawler Queen, a Black homebirth mama, wife and midwife of 20 years. I am the CEO and owner of Gather Grounded Midwifery, a Black-owned and operated birthing home and center in the Musqueam Territory / Richmond, Virginia.
Opening this Spring 2023, Gather Grounded Midwifery is a safe and welcoming place where Black, Brown, Indigenous, and queer families are prioritized. The birthing home features two birthing suites, where our very own can receive pregnancy, birth and postpartum care in a unique retreat space, nestled in a predominantly Black neighborhood.
The statistics show that our families are in the most danger during conception, pregnancy, birthing, and postpartum. The birthing home will provide accessible solutions for low-risk families, but is less than 12 minutes from a highly-rated hospital.
Gather Grounded Midwifery has a goal to provide families with a sacred place to receive prenatal care, labor amongst 100-year-old pine trees, birth in and out of water, and receive postpartum care that's in alignment with their individual, Ancestral and spiritual practices. We will also support and partner with Black businesses that prioritize the healing and protection of Black birthers and families.
I am asking for help to raise $50,000.00 during Black History Month / Black Futures Month. The Birthing Home has been secured, now there's some work required before we can officially open. Light construction inside and outside- a secure fence so that folks can labor privately on the property. Furnishings for the home, a washer & dryer, and birth kits for our clients! Meeting the goal will ensure that Gather Grounded Midwifery can open its doors for birthing families this Spring!
Thank you in advance for watching, sharing, and donating in support of Gather Grounded Midwifery!
Continued blessings & protection,
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