For several years now, I have freely shared birth-related information. That began when I decided that, if I found an interesting birth-related research study or blog when doing my paid work, I would share it via social media. Quickly, we saw that people loved it and also realised that there was a better way. Not everyone had Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Those sites tend to be funny about who gets to see information that is shared. And some people are too busy to check websites and social feeds regularly.
And so we created a monthly e-mail round-up newsletter in which we summarise and link to the best research studies that I’ve found. We provide links to my recent blog posts, look at one study in a bit more depth and add a few snippets of news. It is rounded it off with a some sneak previews of what’s going on at my desk. Our hope is that this will mean you don’t miss anything. It’s also a resource that you can save and scan through for anything of interest, even months later.
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A bit of herstory
This newsletter is a key element of Sara’s Birth Information Project, which was initially supported by our crowdfunding friends, who helped by donating towards the costs of the infrastructure while we donated our time. It’s still partially heart-funded and we receive no funding from companies who sell pharmaceuticals, technologies or baby products. Which means we can be honest. We’re not dependent on (and thus inhibited by) such relationships.
If you’d like to help us keep it all free, ad-free and baby product free, well we would be just delighted if you would buy some of our home-designed midwife stuff whose proceeds solely fund the newsletter, or make a donation towards the running costs, thank you 😀 We also make a donation towards the voluntary aspect of our work from every online course we run, so attending one of those (and bringing or sending your colleagues!) helps keep the free stuff going too!