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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

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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…

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.

Get InTune To Our Healthcare Innovation Movement

The InTune Mother Society is gearing up for #GivingTuesday and we invite you to join the movement.

We have a goal to make sure that everyone who wants to experience our Holistic Perinatal Wellness programs can easily access the ABUNDANCE of such care. 

Our vision is clear and we are presenting a $2.5 Million Dollar IPO campaign to support the expansion of The InTune Mother School of Perinatal Health. We are a 501c3 Charitable Health Organization with a vision to become a pioneering leader in community-based perinatal workforce development initiatives. 

We are expanding our programs to focus on Holistic Family Planning and Workforce Development. In order to do so, we are implementing a new fundraising model for social equity.

The InTune Mother Society aims to provide preventive care through our Holistic Family Planning Center as well as build capacity for our Registered Apprenticeship Program for Perinatal Wellness Coaches. We are asking for your support of $144 in exchange for one “Reproductive Innovation Credit” (RIC) to help recruit, train, and employ members of the community in the occupation of Perinatal Community Health Workers. 

Our mission is to offer shares to our stakeholders as an Innovative Partnership Opportunity (IPO). In exchange for your contribution, we will provide you with a Shareholders Certificate, special member benefits, and the ability to vote and elect a board member to help build a more equitable workforce to support the reproductive well-being of our childbearing community. 

We have a special focus on the reclamation of the Black childbearing body as a part of our Healing Justice and Anti-Racism practice. We invite you to participate in our work to bring awareness and accessibility to the future of Community-Based Family Planning options through healthcare literacy, natural family planning, and public health.

With that said, we are also looking for volunteers to become Ambassadors to help us aggressively market our approach to supporting the future of our social change innovation project.

Join this innovative campaign at any time from November 26 – December 31 to vote and join the movement to support The InTune Mother Society to address ways to rectify inequities in the reproductive health marketplace. Your contribution of $144 or more will help shape plans and solutions that dismantle obstacles embedded in the reproductive healthcare system and promote equity and accessibility in family planning activities.

Redesigning Birth Work For The Future

At The InTune Mother Society we believe every family, neighborhood, church, community, and employer should have a designated person(s) or staff who is knowledgeable of how to tend to the cycles of life in a traditional and sustainable way.

This is the real economy.

When we opened our brick and mortar Holistic Family Planning Center Beehive Birth Consulting we did so with a purpose.

Owner of Beehive Birth Consulting

Our goal is to make sure that EVERY teen, woman, family, and veteran has access to our Sustainble systems of care. This was especially important for us when supporting underrepresented childbearing families in the Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities. We identify with the FACT that having access to culturally specific care is life saving and transformational when it comes to the childbirth continuum.

This meant recruiting, training, and employing women from various community demographics to participate in an Earn and Serve business model that I learned from the tutelage of Nikia Michelle, Founder of The Natual Way Birthing Project. In doing so, we are expanding to launch our new Perinatal Wellness Agency. With the help of Commonsense Childbirth Inc, Groundswell Fund, HealthConnect One,

In order to recover from the set backs of COVID and really impact the community in a sustainable way, we had to pivot in a BIG way. So, we partnered with the Oklahoma Department of Labor and developed a 12-month (2144 hour) community based Perinatal Wellness Apprenticeship program that begins with reprogramming the way we identify with the valuation and landscape of Perinatal Community Health Workers in Oklahoma. We have built a pathway to provide an innovative model of care that will provide a thriving career path and sustainable vocation in community-based perinatal health with the help of partners of The National Perinatal Task Force.

All apprenticeship completers who participate in our 1-year program earn a national, industry-recognized credential with a special focus on our (4P+) Care model.

We are looking to hire (5) dedicated staff members who have an interest in supporting childbearing families. Applications will be available soon to register for our Spring pre-apprenticship program beginning Sunday, March 21, 2021.

Learn more about our Sustainable programs at the link below and join us on our mission to make Holistic Family Planning accessible for all.

http://www.timcenter.org/trainings/services

Welcome To The Beehive!

Where Sustainability Meets Holistic Family Planning

The goal of Beehive Birth Consulting is to provide boutique style Holistic Family Planning services. We seek to assist families in achieving the number of children desired, birthing those babies conceived without trauma or harm, practicing appropriate child spacing and timing to ensure optimal healing, growth, and development of each family member.

Failure to plan for care can adversely affect the mental, emotional, and financial health of the pregnant individual, the health of the relationship between partners, and health of the family as a whole.

We have created a holistic approach to Family Planning through our prevention education programs and look forward to providing access to classes, workshops, and care plans in our new dedicated space beginning August 22nd, 2020.

We provide a variety of traditional services for Private Pay and Soonercare eligible members.

The Beehive is a sustainability program of The InTune Mother Society (The TIM Society) a registered 501(c)3 with the IRS as well as a Charitable Health Organization in the state of Oklahoma.

All gifts and contributions are tax deductible.

Visit us on the web to learn more about our Dimes for Doulas campaign and how you can help us keep our cost affordable for all by donating your #dimes.

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The InTune Mother Society Is Pivoting to Practice Spacious Solidarity During COVID-19

Due to the current events of COVID-19 and the National precautionary recommendations we feel that is is integral for the safety of our staff, partners, trainees, and trainers to pivot our efforts to make Doula training programs accessible for all.

We know that Doula services contribute to the woman’s preparation for and support during childbirth. We also know that some hospitals are opposed to the support that can be obtained by hiring a Doula.

Moreover we are not going to let the current events stop us from supporting our birthing community.

Prior to the current health crisis, we were planning to host a Community Based DONA International Birth Doula Training (April 17th-19th, 2020) at our newly renovated training and services center in Midwst City, Oklahoma.

We have been working hard to manage our sustainable space where trainings, classes, workshops, and community events are centered to ensure better outcomes for childbearing families.

So that we can provide the skills needed and protect those we seek to serve, we are intentional at the Beehive. We have made some very intense decisions over the past few weeks to ensure that participants have access to a quality educational experience.

In order to practice “spacious solidarity” we are pivoting from the original plan to host a LIVE in person training to now offering the same 3-Day training opportunity online via ZOOM app for those local to Oklahoma. If are already registered be looking for your email packet. If you are looking forward to registering for our Spring Session time is of the essence.

The program for the online platform will consist of:

3-days of virtual training, with BONUS component that will teach you the skills needed to Doula in the age of COVID-19 or in a virtual space, as well as an in person “one-day” interactive (hands on training session) also facilitated by DONA International trainer Nikia Lawson.

The cost of this virtual DONA International Birth Doula training with BONUS session is $500 when you enroll TODAY.

THIS TRAINING IS FOR OKLAHOMA RESIDENTS ONLY. The deadline for registration is 4/12/20.

Payments made after the deadline will increase to $650.

If you would like to apply for this training opportunity please read the information and fill out the application when you click the link below. (If you are not local to Oklahoma please bypass this offer for the Spring training and address the Summer Pathways program and proceed to the registration for the DONA International Birth Doula Training July 2020)

Train With The InTune Mother Society

We look forward to seeing your application and helping you progress through the journey ahead as a DONA Certified Community Birth Doula.

Registration details here www.timcenter.org/trainings