There’s less than 4 days left of our MicroBirth Indiegogo Campaign so here’s the state of play
We’ve been overwhelmed by your amazing support. We’ve had hundreds of wonderful messages and over 620 people have contributed. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
We believe this film could have the power to bring about wide-scale changes in the approach to childbirth the world over. It will clearly show why both medical and antenatal education needs to change dramatically.
While most fields of medicine are embracing the exciting potential that the science of the microbiome offers, it is surprising and frustrating to not see this happening in our maternity services. Most obstetricians and midwives we’ve spoken to don’t know much about the microbiome or the importance of seeding it at birth. This clearly needs to change as there is so much at stake.
That’s why we need to get the message out to as wide an audience as possible. The most exciting thing is that over 350 World Premiere MICROBIRTH screenings have been secured for the launch this September. This is a great start to what we hope will eventually be thousands of simultaneous screenings, all around the world, all on the same day, to create the biggest possible global impact.
If we can do this, we can grab media headlines and grab the attention of our decision-makers including our Prime Ministers and our Presidents. We believe that to help protect the future health of our children and for the benefit of all humanity, everyone needs to know about the latest science and why it is so vitally important to seed the baby’s microbiome with the mother’s own bacteria.
As we write this, we’ve raised over $56,000 in 4 weeks which just goes to show how deeply people feel about this issue.
However, we’re still a long way from our target to get this film made properly. As time is running out, this is our last big push. If you can, please help us spread word of our campaign as far and wide as you can. Post the link again on Facebook, twitter, or simply tell your friends why you think this film is so important.
Toni’s article has just been published in the Huffington Post
Here’s Toni’s new article published today in the Huffington Post about what “seeding the microbiome” means and why it is so vitally important for the life-long health of our children. The article is called Microbirth: Why “Seeding Baby’s Microbiome” Needs To Be On Every Birth Plan.
A One World Birth Landmark – one million views!
This week we broke the 1,000,000 views barrier on YouTube! We’ve uploaded dozens of free videos on youtube since we launched One World Birth in September 2011 – so thank you to everyone who has watched our films and shared them!
We’ve got big plans for lots more videos over the coming months and years – so if you want to be kept up to date, please consider subscribing to our channel. Here’s a link to the last film we posted about why we think MicroBirth is so important!
Thank you again so much for your amazing support. We can’t do this without you!
Toni and Alex