The Blessing of Birth
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), "...the significant impact of midwives on the health of women and newborns. Midwives are essential to the delivery of quality services before, during, and after childbirth for women and newborns. A key approach of the midwifery profession is to create the conditions for women and their newborn to go through a safe, humanized and respectful childbirth experience."
I am studying to become a Certified Professional Midwife and I am very close to realizing my dream, all I need to do is complete my Clinical training by the end of this year!
I will be traveling to Bumi Sehat Birth Center in Bali, Indonesia. This is an amazing opportunity to complete my clinical requirements, to study, and work with Ibu (Mother) Robin Lim, CPM. Ibu Robin Lim, CPM is the honored CNN Hero of the Year 2012.
I have worked with birthing women as a Midwife Apprentice at Sacred Birth Place in Oakland, CA. As well as in my roles as Doula and Childbirth Educator in my own practice, Bismillah Birth. I have learned from many wonderful and open hearted midwives.
In order to fundraise for my trip, complete my requirements and complete my licensing exam I am hosting educational workshops, providing women's holistic health services, and selling copies of the Sunnah of Birth Reader! Your support will go a long way in helping me get certified and licensed!
I hope you will support my educational and professional aspirations! Please see the perks below for what I am offering & see Bismillah Birth website for more information.
All fees are sliding scale with suggested donation listed in the price for the PERK!
- $1500/Tuition cost to Bumi Sehat Birth Center for Clinical Apprenticeship
- $600/Student housing cost
- $1,800/Plane tickets to Bali, Indonesia
- $300/Miscellaneous Travel Expenses
- $189/Neonatal Rescucitation Re-Certification
- $300/Yearly Enrollment Fees for National College of Midwifery
- $350/Midwifery License Fee & Fingerprinting
- $750/NARM Certification Exam (Required for CA License)
TOTAL FUNDRAISING GOALS: $5,789
(NOTE: $10,000 listed above was a typo that I couldn't edit once I published, forgive me!)