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Screen Shot 2015-06-09 at 12.10.56 PMCommunity to Community Fundraising: Eye on Nepal

“One person can make a difference, and everyone should try”John F. Kennedy

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We are calling all efforts- Community to Community. Join us in registering for our first fundraising event as way of giving, caring and offering your support to MotherBabies and families in the Nepal. Two-million women and girls have been affected by the earthquake in Nepal and many are now homeless. There are 126,000 pregnant women in Nepal. The need is now, so we invite you to join us to give back. We are hosting several events in the tri-state area to raise funds. All proceeds will go to One Heart World-Wide, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission to decrease maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity in remote rural areas.

Donations go towards:

  • Prenatal Vitamins (Per 1 MotherBaby) $20.
  • Tent to stay safe & dry during upcoming monsoon season (MotherBabies & Families) $150
  • Midwife Birth Kit (Multiple Uses) $300
  • Birthing Tent (Multiple uses- just last week 10 women gave birth in one tent) $1000
  • Fully equipped birth center $5000
  • Refurbished ultrasound machine $5000
  • One Heart Worldwide travel and teach about NASG Lifewrap
  • NASG Lifewrap


Background:

Orgasmic Birth give-back policy supports our goal of providing education and information so that every woman can give birth with dignity, respect, and love. We believe these give her the tools and support to create a safe, satisfying, and pleasurable birth experience. In line with these goals, I feel so honored to have met midwife, Ibu Robin Lim, 30 years ago and have been friends ever since – and following and supporting her amazing work. When I first traveled to Bali to work with Ibu Robin at Bumi Sehat birth center in 2010, I knew that I wanted to dedicate a percentage of profits to support her work.

Robin is the 2011 CNN Hero of the year, Founder of Yayasan Bumi Sehat Birth Centers in Bali, as well as an active volunteer in several major disaster zones, including the 2004 Tsunami in Ache. Robin has led efforts in the earthquake in Haiti, the super storms in the Philippines, and most recently, she is in Nepal, where there have now been 3 significant earthquakes. Robin’s work, and in particular her ability to shine light and bring health, training and healing in disaster zones, is incredible. A documentary that features Robin’s work in Bali and in the disaster in Ache is Guerrilla Midwife, and we are proud to the documentary on our website to share and promote gentle birth. Twice a year I teach with Robin to bring information, education and support to midwives, doulas and women of the world at our Eat Pray Doula workshops in Bali.

Robin’s birth centers are all International MotherBaby Childbirth Organizations – MotherBaby Networks, and they meet all 10 steps to Optimal MotherBaby Care demonstrating dignity, respect and love. If quality care with love can be done in disaster sites, it can be accomplished anywhere! As I read about the earthquake in Nepal, I knew it would be just a matter of days before Robin offered her help and wisdom to the people there. This time she joined forces with another CNN hero Arlene Samen‘s group One Heart World-Wide (View Arlene’s Ted Talk).

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I began talking with another friend and colleague Professor Suellen Miller, Director of Safe Motherhood Program University of California, San Francisco, with whom I have facilitated donation of her lifewrap, in both Bali and the Philippines, to save mothers‘ lives who experience a postpartum hemorrhage. The lifewrap is also know as a non-pneumatic anti-shock garment (NASG) – a first-aid device used to stabilize women who are suffering from obstetric hemorrhage and shock. Suellen has once again offer her wrap and is willing to go to Nepal to train staff in how to use the wraps to save lives.

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Now we are focusing our efforts on helping the motherbabies in Nepal who are affected by the earthquake. We are supporting One Heart Worldwide, an organization that makes it possible for heroines like Ibu Robin Lim and Professor Suellen Miller to do their work. Thank you for your support of One-Heart Worldwide.