Full Moon Freestanding Birth Center
What is a freestanding birth Center? Birth centers offer comfortable place for childbirth, under the care of a midwife. She provides prenatal care, postpartum care, and well woman care in addition to attending the births of the babies. It's a place where people choose to go to be in control of their own experience, where interventions are avoided whenever possible, and food and drinks are encouraged during labor.
How will your donations help? Opening a freestanding Birth Center is a monumental undertaking. Furniture must be purchased to furnish 2500 sq feet of office and birthing spaces. This includes everything from beds and dressers to forks and spoons. We also want to update and paint the inside of the building, This is an estimated cost of $5,000. Equipment must be purchased, including medications, oxygen tanks, and dopplers that will be used during the birthing process, as well as sheets, pillows, and comforters. A permit is required to use the office after regular business hours. This has an application fee of $2300, plus architectural floor plans and building elevations must be drawn up. We also want to renovate: removing carpet and adding hardwood, adding showers, and permanent tubs ensuite.
Any funds we raise above and beyond the expenses of opening and operating the birth center will be used to fund a scholarship account so we can offer a sliding scale to underserved and low income families.
Thank you for your support.
Our group of practitioners is growing so fast we can't even get them in the same place at the same time anymore. Missing from the photo are some of our practitioners as well as group facilitators: Satya Shiva, Aruna Ross, Ida Penny, Brandi Brewer, Miriam Tomlin, Brooke March, Heidi Olson, Sonia Phillips, and Vanessa Wennstrom
Pictured: Jennifer Jeffcoat, Kate Roberts, Bryn Truet-Chavez, Sunshine Tomlin, Mireille Cervelli, Eva Wax, Natalia, Joya Tarantino, Tahtahme Cann, Ashley Shanti, Gretchen Retka, Paige Driscoll, Kim Thoits, Caitlin Clarke, Tara Anderson
Stay tuned for more updates on the permit that allows us to be open at night, we're getting closer every day.
Next up: we need a noise study done to prove that we won't be a burden to the neighbors when women are laboring at night.