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Mimosas 4 Moms

So we are only focused on mastering…

The Power of NOW!

We are a 100% parent led organization. Our primary goal is to find ways to keep other parents fully aware of all of their options pertaining to conception and childbirth. So we charged families to Birth Like A BOSS and began to strategize how they experienced childbirth. This is our why…

The BOSS Method Remix

As a Mother and Independent Perinatal Birth Consultant, I don’t expect change, I evoke change, with Father in mind, this power becomes we. This power becomes community.

Over the last few years, we became aware that not many childbirth organizations are led by minority women. So we found it necessary for us to “observe” this fact, and look for ways to employ some diversity, to the community of birth work. With the right setting and time, we can openly discuss how together we can heal the most traumatic racial disparities that affects the ecological footprint of the human family. When we appropriate our attention to the bigger problems then we find solutions. In the word “Sankofa” we must always remember to “reach back and get it.” This is our missing link to our success. In short, as modern day humans, I think we value technology too much, over our own intuition.

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This discussion is not about race relations, as much as it is about the current human ecological crisis in the Black population. It is clear evidence when one group or population of people, are considered endangered by another group or population…

We have to challenge the consciousness of such science.

It looks like a league of unfamiliar saviors who speaks to the current issues, with an unfamiliar tongue, therefore confusing the proper dialog, with more disparity in our vulnerable communities.

We are not surviving because, we are disconnected from the NOW.

We are not surviving because we are not conscious of WHAT IS IMPORTANT RIGHT NOW?

What is most important, is that we direct our attention away from the frustration and anxiety, of what our community does not have, and who is not offering this or that. What are you doing to support the community. We have to become real. Time to get open and free your mind to find deliberate solutions. Easier said than done right… Well, within our consciousness, to get to the solutions and antidotes that our ancestors are speaking to us,  we have to begin with birth work. One woman, one baby, one family at a time.

Building On The Legacy of Sankofa

According To: HEALTHY START INITIATIVE

An Average Week In Oklahoma:

• 957 babies are born
• 150 babies are born to teen mothers (ages 15-19)
• 129 babies are born to mothers who receive inadequate prenatal care
• 71 babies are born low birth weight
• 112 babies are born preterm
• 8 babies die before their first birthday

Oklahoma ranks 6th in the United States on infant mortality.

The infant mortality rates for African Americans in our service area for every 1,000 live births, 13.6% of infants die.

The Time Is NOW! Be  An Ambassador.

Saturday May 7th will be our 1st Annual Black Carpet Community Brunch: Mimosas 4 Moms

By attending our Mimosas 4 Moms event, you will be helping our organization recognize the need of African American women in the field of birth work. In the state of Oklahoma the infant mortality rate has decreased over the last year, but the numbers are still staggering among the African American population. This event is geared to help the community understand how important it is that mothers have support from their 1st thru their 4th trimester.

Oklahoma has one of the highest rates in infant death in the U.S.

Every year about 100 families will tragically experience death of their new baby.

Black and Native American babies are 2 to 3 times more likely to die more than other populations.

We believe by adding more community based educators, that are trained with clear evidence based knowledge, and equipped with strategically designed tools for success, we can help reduce the numbers of mother and infant deaths in the state of Oklahoma for ALL women, with a strong focus on the disparities within the African American communities.

This event is two-fold

•One to celebrate recent graduates our 1st Community Certified Doula Training via our partnering organization Sista Midwife Productions. Class is scheduled for April 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, and May 1.  This event is to also reveal 20 Scholarship Awards for our 2nd training, June 13-17 via the “Accessible Doula Program” through The Matrona. This part of the Mimosas 4 Moms event that will be held in high esteem, the Saturday before Mother’s Day, May 7, 2016. (A limited number of seats are still available for both trainings.) Visit here to register: The Oklahoma Challenge.

•Two to recognize community partnerships and strengthen our network for our 4th annual #GivingTuesday campaign “I Support OKC Birth Workers of Color” scholarship campaign to continue to provide high impact perinatal education to women interested in the respective field of birt work.

So won’t you join us over brunch to see how you, your business, or organization can help us mobilize the need for RADICAL CHANGE in the state of Oklahoma.

RSVP NOW! 

Learn more about our local and virtual vending opportunities request a packet!

***Seating Is Limited

 Conclusion

We are a 100% parent led organization, by a husband and wife team of grassroots social entrepreneurs. We strive to maintain a free thinking environment that supports our artistic passions and goals to build our social welfare organization. And because we do everything from home. (i.e.) Home-birth, Home-school, and even work-from-home online, we really value our family life. We enjoy traveling, performing arts, and quality time with our 3 sons. The fact that we network for a living, is an experience that we aim to share with our core group of 3000 individuals across the globe. We dream in color and often remember the visions vividly. We set our intentions, these become our goals and we believe in our power to see them manifest. So stay connected to our website and let us know if we inspired you with any of our content… Also feel free to gift us with a colorful DONATION in support to keep our site going because we are…

Join us in finalizing details for our 1st Annual “Mimosas 4 Moms” Black Carpet Community Brunch. Become a TIM volunteer… Rebirthing Mother Nature’s Undisturbed Intent…

You NEED A Business Plan

Hey Birth Business Owner/Founder

I have a question… Do you have a formalized business plan that guides your practice with a high-level strategy?

I get it! Most of the time we don’t see birth work as a business, yet as a service. A service is still a business, and needs a business plan. This is a roadmap for structuring, running, and growing your practice. It is critical for the success and growth of your company, no matter what stage you are in.



That’s why I am inviting you to our upcoming Going BIG Mastermind Group: How to create a business plan in 90 minutes. This mastermind is hosted by me RaShaunda Lugrand: Founder of The InTune Mother Society, Independent Researcher and Member of Oregon State Uplift Lab, MCH Innovation Hub Practice, and US Department of Labor Partner.

During our 90-minute session, you will learn THREE things:


🌳Why a business plan is essential for your birth work business
🌳How to use The InTune Mother (5-Page) Business Plan Template
🌳Strategies and tactics to best understand which business model is right for you

Join RaShaunda on August 8th, from 5-6:30pm CT for this interactive mastermind.

Get InTune To BIG Business!

RaShaunda

InTune Mother School of Perinatal Health

A Community-Based Approach to Holistic Birth Work

Welcome! Thank you for your interest in supporting childbearing families in your community?

My name is RaShaunda Lugrand and I am the Founder of The InTune Mother Society. We are a 501c3 Charitable Health Organization that provides innovative outreach and capacity-building programming to serve the Black and Indigenous childbearing community in a sustainable and ecological way.

This Winter, I am inviting you to participate in a 3-day (12-hour) Holistic Birth Work Provider workshop to help community-based birth work providers create a deeper connection to the way they show up in their communities.

Workshop includes:

+ 12 – Hour LIVE VIRTUAL WORKSHOP

+ 36 Page PDF Workbook

+ 5 Page Holistic Birth Worker Business Plan Template

+ A Certificate of Completion

+ 4 Additional Hours of 1:1 Mentoring


We will also share collective ANTI-RACIST practices that aim to impact and transform the consequences of oppression to the culture, heritage, traditions, bodies, hearts, and minds of Afro-Indigenous people in North America and the world. This is a time where we are providing space to explore intervention that moves us from a place of isolation to a place of liberation as community-based care providers for childbearing families.

We believe we can imprint a new mindset through educating the birth work community on what I like to call “The Streams of Reproductive Consciousness.” These streams are:

A Theory of Ecological Human Development

+ Conscious Conception

+ Conscious Childbirth

+ Conscious Childrearing

The InTune Mother School of Perinatal Health teaches that it is the right of every birthing family to have culturally rooted support and education from people who live in their own communities that have the tools and skills to help them navigate preconception, pregnancy, postpartum, breastfeeding, and the parenting continuum throughout their reproductive life cycle.


Many of the families you will serve will be in our own backyard and we recognize the need for continuity of care by acknowledging the primal continuum of human development. Our program offers those who participate a glimpse into the mindset of a Bio-Cultural Anthropologist who is building capacity and equitable opportunities through the promotion of community-based workforce innovation.

Requirements for Interested Participants

🌳 Be 18 or older


🌳 Identify yourself as a Black or Indigenous community member or an ally

🌳 Able to access required workshop materials


🌳 Have a cell phone


🌳 Have a computer or tablet and internet access for email communication and the online portion of the workshop


🌳 Commit to a complete the full 12-hour workshop in addition to 1 year of continuous practice of new skills


🌳 Sign a photo release form, and confidentiality agreement, and submit a letter of commitment.


Overview of the workshop
This (3-day) VIRTUAL community-based workshop is for anyone who wants to make a difference in the way families access community-based options. Whether you are already a birth work provider or in the maternal and child health field, working for an organization or institution that wants to increase its social impact regarding Anti-racist practices that support historically excluded communities, or just starting out on a new career path, this training opportunity will take you on a journey of exploring the complex problems that surround us and how to start thinking about solutions through social art practice and healing justice for childbearing communities that look like you.

Photo by withunmind photography


This community-based workshop will debunk common assumptions around what resources are needed to begin taking ACTION as a social innovator for the community-based promotion of Holistic Birth Work and overall well-being as a provider. Together we will learn from the numerous traumas associated with reproductive health stories that make up our personal understanding of starting a community-based practice. You will be challenged to get out of your comfort zone and start engaging with the deeper spaces of the environment around you. By the end of the workshop, you will have formed a collective approach to holistic health innovation through TEKnology-based education. Thus you will develop the concepts, mindset, skills, and relationships that will enable you to sustain a movement and evolve as a community-based, birth work provider, and social change maker.

Join Us Today!
Think you’re ready to join us in improving birth for mothers and babies in your community? Submit your application to join our Holistic Birth Worker Workshop through The InTune Mother Society. We look forward to building with you.

WINTER REVIVAL

Paypal.me/InTuneMother/199

RETURNING STUDENT

Paypal.me/InTuneMother/144

All enrollments are non-refundable. You may pay it forward and offer your seat to another person as a gift or sell it.

***If you wish to host, sponsor, or contract with us for a LIVE IN PERSON 3 to 5-day workshop in your community (A minimum of 5 participants are necessary for travel inside the state of Oklahoma) Ask about our rates for non-profit organizations with less than a $1 million dollar budget.


***There is a 10-participant minimum for out-of-state travel to host a 3 to 5-day training workshop. The above rate does not apply to out-of-state travel and may vary by region.

Thank you for your interest in joining this workshop led by The InTune Mother Society®️

SEE YOU THERE!

This Birth Work Ain’t Free

Equitable community-based birth work is economic, historic, cultural, and social capital.


It’s time to look within our own streams of TEKnology to create work that enables Black women to thrive.

It’s time to build our PATHWAYS to improve the quality of care for our unborn children. This begins with healing justice and economic growth.

It begins by uplifting the women in our community to BELIEVE that getting/giving FREE services isn’t okay. We can no longer turn a blind eye, that such practices are designed to maintain the social programming of a revolving poverty MINDSET.

That programming is the most deadliest virus to the infrastructure of Black Reproductive Liberation.

It’s time to RECLAIM our birth practices and build our own institutions! #Sankofa

RaShaunda Lugrand, Founder of The InTune Mother Society http://www.timcenter.org

The InTune Mother School of Perinatal Health

A Community Based Approach to Holistic Birth Work

Welcome! Thank you for your interest in supporting childbearing families in your community?

My name is RaShaunda Lugrand and I am the Founder of The InTune Mother Society. We are a 501c3 Charitable Health Organization that provides innovative outreach and capacity building programming to serve the Black and Indigenous childbearing community in a sustainable and ecological way.

This Summer, I am inviting you to participate in a 3-day (12-hour) Holistic Birth Work Provider workshop to help community-based birth work providers create a deeper connection to the way they show up in their communities.

Workshop includes:

  • 12 – Hour LIVE VIRTUAL WORKSHOP
  • 36 Page PDF Workbook
  • 5 Page Holistic Birth Worker Business Plan Template
  • A Certificate of Completion
  • 4 Additional Hours of 1:1 Mentoring  

Together we will work through an intentional lens of Healing Justice, by identifying the NEED to offer innovative and restorative solutions to support historically underrepresented childbearing populations.

As the facilitator of this learning experience,  I have designed this workshop to be responsive in the approach to ecological practices that supports the reclamation of the Black childbearing body, creating social capital, and economic healing. The goal is to engage in activities that questions the structural violence and trauma associated with contrasting attitudes and behaviors within the subconscious mindset of the birth worker community.

A Theory of Ecological Human Development

We will also share collective ANTI-RACIST practices that aim to impact and transform the consequences of oppression to the culture, heritage, traditions, bodies, hearts and minds of Afro-Indigenous people in North America and the world. This is a time where we are providing space to explore intervention that moves us from a place of isolation to a place of liberation as community-based care providers for childbearing families.

We believe we can imprint a new mindset through educating the birth work community on what I like to call “The Streams of Reproductive Consciousness.” These streams are: Conscious Conception, Conscious Childbirth, and Conscious Childrearing. 

The InTune Mother School of Perinatal Health teaches that it is the right of every birthing family to have culturally rooted support and education from people who live in their own communities that have the tools and skills to help them navigate preconception, pregnancy, postpartum, breastfeeding, and the parenting continuum throughout their reproductive life cycle.

Many of the families you will serve will be in our own backyard and we recognize the need for continuity of care by acknowledging the primal continuum of human development. Our program offers those who participate a glimpse into the mindset of a Bio-Cultural Anthropologist who is building capacity and equitable opportunities through the promotion of community-based workforce innovation.  

Requirements for Interested Participants

  • Be 18 or older
  • Identify yourself as Black or Indigenous community member or an ally
  • Able to access required workshop materials
  • Have a cell phone
  • Have a computer or tablet and internet access for email communication and online portion of the workshop
  • Commit to a complete the full 12-hour workshop in addition to 1 year of continuous practice of new skills
  • Sign a photo release form, confidentiality agreement, and submit a letter of commitment

Overview of the workshop

This (3-day) VIRTUAL community-based workshop is for anyone who wants to make a difference in the way families access community-based options. Whether you are already a birth work provider or in the maternal and child health field, working for an organization or institution that wants to increase its social impact regarding Anti-racist practices that supports historically excluded communities, or just starting out on a new career path, this training opportunity will take you on a journey of exploring the complex problems that surround us and how to start thinking about solutions through social art practice and healing justice for childbearing communities that look like you.

This community-based workshop will debunk common assumptions around what resources are needed to begin taking ACTION as a social innovator for community-based promotion of Holistic Birth Work and overall well-being as a provider.  Together we will learn from the numerous traumas associated with reproductive health stories that makes up our personal understanding of starting a community-based practice. You will be challenged to get out of your comfort zone and start engaging with the deeper spaces of the environment around you. By the end of the workshop, you will have formed a collective approach to holistic health innovation through TEKnology based education. Thus you will develop the concepts, mindset, skills, and relationships that will enable you to sustain a movement and evolve as a community-based, birth work provider, and social change maker.

Join Us Today!

Think you’re ready to join us in improving birth for mothers and babies in your community? Submit your application to join our Holistic Birth Worker Workshop through The InTune Mother Society. We look forward to building with you.

PAY IN FULL NOW: Paypal.me/InTuneMother/199

RETURNING STUDENT: Paypal.me/InTuneMother/144

All enrollments are non-refundable. You may pay it forward and offer your seat to another person as a gift or sell it.

***If you wish to host, sponsor or contract with me for a LIVE IN PERSON 3 to 5-day workshop in your community (A minimum of 5 participants are necessary for me to travel inside the of the state of Oklahoma) Ask about our rates for non-profit organizations with less than a $1 million dollar budget.

***There is a 10 participant minimum for out of state travel to host a 3 to 5-day training workshop. The above rate does not apply to out of state travel and my vary by region.


Thank you for your interest in joining this workshop led by InTune Mother Society®️

Diversifying the breastfeeding lactation support workforce will reduce breastfeeding disparities through First Food Equity.

Through HealthConnect One, The InTune Mother Society will increase access to community-based peer-to-peer breastfeeding support, critical to increasing breastfeeding rates and driving down infant mortality rates in Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities.

Breastfeeding is critical to young children’s health. Yet, years of disinvestment and systemic racism within the health care system created an untenable situation for low-income Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities. The COVID-19 pandemic has deepened this inequity as our health care systems are being pushed to the brink. HealthConnect One continues to put communities in touch with their own strengths and skills to augment years of systemic racism and neglect through collaboration, shared learning, and ongoing support for community-led work.   

The First Food Equity Project aims to improve the initiation and duration of breastfeeding rates among low-income communities by expanding community-based, peer-to-peer support models that diversify both the maternal and child health workforces rooted in these communities. 

“For new parents and babies, nothing compares to having lactation support that is from your community and shares your cultural background. The HealthOne Connect has awarded us a generous grant for our First Food Equity project which provides us with the outstanding opportunity to grow the community-rooted lactation support in communities across Oklahoma. “For the communities we are working with, the option to work with someone with shared lived experience can be life-changing.”

Equitable Objectives

  • Increase breastfeeding intention, initiation, and duration to improve mother and baby immunity and overall health.
  • Utilize the First Food Equity project to increase breastfeeding support by diverse, community-based peer-to-peer providers, through workfoce innovation resulting in increased breastfeeding rates.
  • Provide financial assistance and technical support for community-led initiatives and projects focused on increasing breastfeeding intention, initiation, and duration at six weeks.

We are recruiting 15 individuals who are committed to learning and working with The InTune Mother Society to provide education and preventive care for Black, Indigenous, Brown and other populations of color who have the desire to initiate breastfeeding.

If you are interested in a career path that leads to a certification as a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor contact us by using the link below.