I need your help!
Hi my name is Joni Rae. I'm a mom of four (soon to be five in May!), a writer, artist and blogger at jonirae.com. I didn't learn much about birth until after my fourth baby was born. Until then, I had always done things the mainstream, OBGYN kind of way. Since Cooper's birth three years ago, I have researched and learned so much! And it has become very important to me to have a home birth with this baby. It's my dream to have this baby in a peaceful environment, to have control over my own body and feel empowered.
What We Need:
The problem is, we are struggling right now. So much that my husband has had to go back on the road because we just couldn't make ends meet with his local job. That was a sad decision for us. We were so happy to have him home, but we just can't survive on such a drastic pay cut.
We no longer have any savings. We have to pay for our midwife out of pocket, and we just don't have the ability to do that on our own.
We are estimating up a bit, to cover the fees to use this fundraising platform, but we need to pay $4100 in full by 35 weeks (I'm due May 5th) and then there is the doula, the birth pool, and the supplies. I would like to have a doula, because my husband might not be able to make it to the birth if he is on the road.
Even if we don't make our goal, every little bit that we do get will help us relieve some of the stress of trying to scrape all of this together!
Other Ways You Can Help:
I know that times are tough for everyone, and that some people just can’t contribute, even if they would like to. I mean, I felt uncomfortable an awkward putting this out there as it is, but I had to at least try to raise the money we need.
If you would like to help, please get the word out for us.
Team on This Campaign:
Joni Rae Latham