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.

In February of 2020, The InTune Mother, LLC opened a brick and mortar Holistic Family Planning Center- Beehive Birth Consulting. We did so with a sustainable model in mind to create a strategic relationship between our capital interests, while providing an innovative solution to complex issues. This meant directing our investments into the future of Community-Based Reproductive Well-being.

Owners 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 serves both the those from affluent communities as well as those in economic hardship. By doing so, we are expanding our Holistic Family Planning Center, with the help of our community partners.

Beehive Birth Consulting a Holistic Family Planning Center

In order to recover from the set backs of COVID and really impact the community in a sustainable way, we had to make a hard pivot. So, we partnered with the Oklahoma Department of Labor and the Central Oklahoma Workforce Innovation Board (COWIB) to develop 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 Community Health Workers from a Perinatal Wellness lens 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 participates who compete 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 for our Perinatal Wellness Coach program are open for enrollment on a rolling basis. Register for our Spring Cohort beginning March 2022.

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/

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

We Said Yes! Now You Can Too!

Yes. Our organization is deliberately focused on growing sustainsble solutions for underrepresented childbearing families.

Yes. Our organization is open to supporting the wellbeing of ALL families through the primal continuum of human development.

Yes. Our organization does welcome Non-POC to work with us in alliance for the creation of sustainable solutions that heal the wounds of the past, improve communication in the present, and impact the quality of life for future generations.


Today is December 29th, 2019 and we have made it through a very interesting year. So much so… that we are more excited about the next (10) years.

Building a legacy is a slow process.

Our motto is:

We Grow Humans

Cultivating a framework for valuation and sovereignty for the human family through healing justice.

You can help us further our mission with a contribution of any amount. Remember you still have time to make a tax-deductible donation to our organization before January 1st when you click the link below.

https://timcenter.org/contribute/

Make a contribution to help us support more underrepresented childbearing families

https://timcenter.org/contribute/

Work Less Live More

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Now, I love an assertive person. Someone who likes to get the job done, and done right. But the idea that you have to work hard to get this done is more damaging than helpful- especially in the field of birth work.
Okay, now don’t go get all worked up. It’s just not me. Science proves it.
Researchers and scientists studying complex neural networks, resting states and active states of the brain suggest that during downtime our brains go into something called “Default Mode Network” (DMN).
Earlier DMN was thought of to be useless. That it did nothing. Soon it was found that they were wrong.
The DMN is now connected to having epiphanies, making better decisions, having a better memory and more creativity.
Could you imagine how your work will be with better decision making? With more creativity? With better epiphanies (or intuitive nudge)?
For those who offer birth work services like you and me, that is all that matters. Can we be more creative, more certain, more energized? If we can, we can win the world by saving more lives and time!
I found this research a few years ago while studying for my NLP Certification. I was reminded in an email today that inspired me to ask myself the question:
“How do I create more downtime in my life and still be prosperous in birth work?”
This would eventually lead me to get creative. I needed a system that was not the basic 40 hour per week routine. So I created a system where I work only 4 hours a day, 5 days a week. That’s 20 hours a week. In that time, I not only run InTune Mother, but I also have a coaching/consulting business, and I am a homeschool mom of 4 boys, plus a board member of two maternal health organizations.
It sounds impossible, but it is not. Let me be clear, I want to get this science down to working only 4 hours per week. Here are some of the principles I am using so I can craft this reality for myself. This will help you, too. The goal here is to get pass the bondage of job descriptions as self descriptions. You offer birth work to your clients. You are NOT a birth worker.

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Principle 1: The Pareto Principle
The Pareto principle states that“roughly 80% of effects come from 20% of causes”.
Simply put, a few clients create more high impact results. What I found was that: If you take the 20% of clients that seem to create the most high impact results, you’ll still end up trying to facilitate too many services. What we must do is go deeper and find the 20% of this 20%.
Essentially finding one or two services that make the most impact in your work.
This should help you find a few sets of services that you need to focus in on.

Principle 2: Parkinson’s Law
Parkinson’s law states that:work expands to fill the time available for its completion”.
That means if you assign 2 hours to do something, it will take 2 hours. If you assign 20 hours, it will take 20 hours.
That would mean if we could assign a set time to serve a client we will tend to complete it in that time. This principle is a little fickle. It doesn’t work all the time. But it does work most of the time.

Principle 3: Deep Work
Cal Newport wrote a book called “Deep Work”.
In summary, the book argues that if you assign dedicated time to something, you’ll be more likely to create better quality work over a short period of time vs the same quality of work taking longer time if you are constantly interrupted.
This means, if we can find a way to be uninterrupted, we can create phenomenal outcomes over a short period of time.

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Here is where the magic happens:
When you use these three principles while understanding the requirement of downtime in your life, you would realize:
You can find the key clients, schedule them in your calendar for a specific block of time, in a place where you are uninterrupted and surely you can get your services done in the delegated amount of time, with much higher quality.
This can then create more downtime or free time for you in REAL LIFE.

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Here is the glitch in our plan:
Often, when we create free time in our lives we end up wasting it on social media or watching television. I’ve made this same mistake. The secret to really being able to use this free time as FREE TIME. This is the time to schedule day to day lifestyle routines at that you normally neglect. Like, doing laundry, loading the dishwasher, or even taking a nap.
You get where I’m going. Now let’s flip the script…
My question for you is: How are you creating “downtime” or “free time” in your life as a person who offers birth work services?
Share your own strategies here.

P.S. Wanna learn more about these specific techniques to become a productive person offering birth work services to your community? Check out this online class designed just for you.