Get Your Birth Team Paid For with BeHerVillage

What if you could have a registry for the SUPPORT you need postpartum in addition to the THINGS you need for your baby? 🤩 This week, we talk to Kaitlin McGreyes, founder of BeHerVillage, about the importance of empowering mothers to have the registry they want! ðŸ™ŒðŸ¼

Show Notes:

[1:12] Our reviewer of the week, wittyditty, says: “I love this podcast! It is informative, fun to listen to, and encouraging! I love all the good info each week and the more natural approach taken, while still considering moms in all kinds of situations. As a first time mom, I am just soaking up everything I can!”

I hope today's episode will be on your Top 10 List! I'm so excited about this incredible resource that I will be sharing with you today! 💜

[2:05] I have Kaitlin McGreyes introduce herself. She is mother of three, a doula for almost eight years, and the founder of BeHerVillage, which is the baby registry she wishes she had! She wanted something a little different and to have a birth as unique as her. She wanted to feel supported every step of the way of her birth experience. ðŸ¥°

[3:15] Kaitlin shares her first birth experience which was not what she had planned. She opens up about how she felt postpartum and how she felt like she didn’t have what she actually needed. She knew there had to be a better way. ðŸ§

[4:40] She shares about the reason why she started BeHerVillage: to bridge the gap between the lack of support for moms while homes were filled with baby items. 🍼 She wants people to know about the kind of support they can get and how to pay for it. ðŸŽ

[6:45] I love what Kaitlin said about baby showers: “We need to turn the baby shower on its head and make it a mama shower. And make it a support shower. And line parents up with the support they need!” â¤ï¸

[7:15] I talk about how we need to support the mom instead of focusing on just the stuff. I feel like Kaitlin fills such an important gap! ðŸ‘¶ðŸ»

[8:43] I ask Kaitlin to walk us through how to “shop” on the BeHerVillage registry. I also had her tell us about the process of how it works with the financial part of the registry. ðŸ’µ

[10:05] Kaitlin expresses her passion for getting mamas the support they need. She emphasizes how we can’t know how birth and motherhood will go so she wanted the money and gifts to be flexible and able to be changed as things come up. She details different examples of what moms may need: overnight support, lactation consultant, pelvic floor therapy, etc. ðŸ¤±ðŸ¼

[12:40] Kaitlin talks about the amount of money that is spent a year on baby gifts . . . can you guess how much that is? 12 BILLION DOLLARS?! 🤯 BeHerVillage wants to take just some of the money being spent on baby items and put the money back into the parents pockets.

[13:58] I talk about how COVID affected birth, pregnancy, and how support was completely taken away during that time. Kaitlin agrees that it is time to take the power back and empower mamas to have the registry they want! ðŸ’ªðŸ¼

[15:10] I also speak on some of the positive aspects and benefits that came out of COVID. The biggest benefit being: the empowerment of women over their bodies to be able to trust themselves and the process of birth. ðŸ‘‘

[16:40] Kaitlin tells us about the BeHerVillage Registry Guide, where your information and location can be entered to find practitioners, doulas, lactation consultants, photographers, etc. A free 30-minute consultation  with Kaitlin is also available to determine the support you need and build your registry together! ðŸ“ƒ

[18:19] I ask how a doula or birth professional would be able to sign up with BeHerVillage and also how people are vetted and recommended. â­ï¸â­ï¸â­ï¸

[20:28] Kaitlin highly encourages everyone setting up their support team to go into this process with curiosity and willingness to ask questions! ðŸ’¬

[20:45] One of the most important things on the registry guide is that prices are listed! Kaitlin wanted to take away the stress of trying to figure out what things cost. She wants mamas to have every single service that is listed to have a price and description attached to it so parents can have a clear view of what their support team will cost and what they offer. ðŸ—’

[21:58] And guess what? BeHerVillage is giving away a FREE workbook and planner on how to pay for your support team! 🥳 What’s included: a list of every type of support you may need, the cost, and the description. Then putting it all together with a financial plan and figuring out other sources of funding. ðŸ’°

[22:27] Kaitlin doesn't want there to be any surprises, and they have a planner to help people think about all the things that might come up and set a financial plan ahead of time. 🗓 

[23:05] Head to this link for the FREE workbook from BeHerVillage! ðŸŽ‰

[23:40] Kaitlin talks about the stress that asking for help, shopping around for support, price comparing, and interviewing can bring on a postpartum mama! ðŸ˜©

[24:18] I ask Kaitlin where mamas can find her and her information! You can find her here. ðŸ‘‡ðŸ¼

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