Funded! This project was successfully funded on July 14, 2011.

Update #4

WE DID IT!!

Dear “More Business of Being Born” Backers,

WE DID IT!!  Thank you all so much for making our project happen.  This is amazing!  We are thrilled to announce that “More Business of Being Born” is now fully funded for self-distribution.

This means we will be able to pay for publicity, marketing, advertising, and all our other self-distribution costs and can move forward with our October 18th release!

We can now launch our new web store this month on thebusinessofbeingborn.com, where you will be able to pre-order all the DVD’s.  Beginning August 8th, you will also be able to catch some sneak previews of the new films on our website and on October 18th we will release them all!

We would like to send a special shout-out to Dr. Glen Elrod, OB/GYN of Wasilla, Alaska who pushed us over the top with a $10,000 pledge.  We love hearing about heroic obstetricians like Dr. Elrod, whose solo practice provides hospital back-up for all the area’s midwives. (Who knew that Wasilla has an almost 30% rate of out-of-hospital birth?) Ricki has already booked her plane tickets to Alaska to host Dr. Elrod’s wife’s baby shower and a local screening of “More Business of Being Born.”  

It’s been a wild ride for us on Kickstarter, but it’s not over.  We can fund the project over 100% so that we have even more resources to get the word out about birthing options.

So please keep spreading the word and check out this recent article on Parenting.com - and keep an eye on People.com for an upcoming article as well!  Let’s see if we can take this through the roof in the final 5 days!

Maybe there’s even another Dr. Elrod out there? We’re ready to book another flight!

Lastly, here is a little home video of Ricki’s son Owen during the magic Kickstarter moment:)

Love & Thanks,

Ricki & Abby

 

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