MamasonBedrest Birthing Project

$1,600 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 30 people in 35 months
Black women are twice as likely to go into preterm labor and deliver a premature infant than white women in the US, and Austin Texas black women are on par with this statistic. Despite growing concern, there are no peer to peer pregnancy support programs available to African American women in the Greater Austin area, programs with proven success in prolonging pregnancy and helping women deliver full term infants.

I have been supporting supporting high risk pregnant women on prescribed pregnancy bedrest via Mamas on Bedrest & Beyond since 2009. Alone, this problem is too big for me to tackle-even here in Austin, where the African American population is a mere 7 percent of the total. So I am establishing a chapter of The Birthing Project, an internationally successful peer to peer support program for pregnant African and African American women in Austin. To get started and to train 20 "Sister Friends", I need $2500 to register Austin on The Birthing Project's "Underground Railroad to New Life". 

I'd really appreciate your financial support. Black babies are being born too soon, too small and too sick to survive and something has to be done. Black women have supported one another in the past and its time we do it again-this time with tools and training to be most effective. Any dollar amount is appreciated. Thank you in advance for your support.
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Hmmmm.....There were 2 anonymous donations yesterday. Thank you-whoever you are-for contributing to better births for black women here in Austin!
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We are chugging along. Thanks to folks who have already donated. If you haven't heard, I'm raising money to start a chapter of The Birthing Project here in Austin. Please donate to this campaign to help me help black women in Austin have better birth outcomes.
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So grateful for people's generosity! We're off and running at "225 in less than 12 hours! Thanks so much and please continue to share the link!!
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$1,600 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 30 people in 35 months
Created September 19, 2015
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Janet Vasquez
32 months ago

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Michel Hudson
33 months ago

Happy to support such a great cause.

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