Babies come into the world in all different ways and in all different places.
Our babies were born either at home with the amazing support of the women of the Santa Barbara Midwifery or at the beautiful Santa Barbara Birth Center with the same team of midwives.
We are fundraising because the Birth Center offers choice in a world where that can be limited when it comes to healthcare. We want all families who want it to be able to use the Birth Center and Santa Barbara Midwifery.
The SB Birth Center is a special resource in our community. The center is the only freestanding Birth Center (501c3 nonprofit) in SB County and without it the options of natural and low intervention childbirth in this region are very limited. Because of the generosity and commitment from our community, they have been able to give subsidies for low income, underinsured women: 25% of their clients!
Since 1978 some of these women have had the privilege of working with women during one of the most transformational times in their life- the birth of their children. They see pregnancy and birth as a sacred event, and a time when women can gain strength and confidence. We believe having a baby is a healthy, normal event, and the process itself can contribute greatly to the personal growth of each woman as well as her family and the entire community. It is our commitment to support and guide each woman along this path.
This is the only annual fundraiser to benefit the Santa Barbara Birth Center and your support is important. As a 501c3 non-profit, your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
-Eve, Amanda, Marissa and Courtney