The BirthPower® Marketplace is a community of Leading Edge Businesses offering; Products, Gifts, Classes, BirthPower® reserves the right to accept or refuse membership at our discretion.
When you become a member of BirthPower® you become a part of our Unified Purpose. What unites us is our desire to improve pregnancy and childbirth, and to support the mother-baby and father-baby bond. This includes the whole primal period; preconception, conception, pregnancy, birth, and early infancy.
Since the problems surrounding pregnancy and birth are deeply rooted in each region, culture, and economics, the answers to improving the care that mother and babies needs all of our creativity, ideas and actions and to be realized within our own communities.
As a BirthPower® member you agree to promote and lend energy to BirthPower®’s success by: Distributing the BirthPower® promotional materials which you will receive each year after you pay your membership fee, and linking your website, blog or other social media to BirthPower at: www.BirthPower.us
When you become a member of BirthPower® you agree to celebrate BirthPower Week. You will participate in any way that you are inspired.
As a member you believe in and support “Evidence-Based Care” (1) for Mothers and Babies during pregnancy, birth and beyond. You understand that any interference in the normal process of birth has a lasting effect on the mother-baby dyad.
If you are a medical care provider, or a service provider, you are always striving to cause the least amount of harm to mothers and babies when interventions are needed.
(1)We define “Evidence Based Care,” as medical care (or appropriate interventions including all tests, procedures, drugs, surgery and separation of the mother and baby) which has been proven to be more effective than dangerous when interfering with natural physiology or biology of mothers.
As a member your personal philosophy is in line with the principles of the Mother/Baby Friendly Childbirth Initiative If your organization is not Mother/ Baby Friendly, what can you do to move towards this model of care? You will find many organizations within BirthPower® who will help you reach this highest standard of care.
As a member, you strive to understand and protect the Mother-Baby Dyad as a whole biological system. The Mother-Baby biological system is a relationship between the mother and baby which has been created by thousands of years of biology. What we do to one affects the other and has a life long impact to both mother and baby. Being conscious of this fact and protective of this system supports attachment and the optimal development of human beings.
As a member, you understand in the inclusion and importance of men and fathers (partner/ extended family) especially during birth and the entire primal period.
Birth Power® reserves the right to accept, refuse, or cancel membership for any reason. This page may be updated at any time without notice. BirthPower® reserves the right to remove all listings that we determine are not within the spirit of this site. The member's selling privileges may be suspended and/or terminated for violating our posting privileges.
As a Birth Power Seller/Service provider, you agree to do your best when dealing with customers, clients and colleagues. If you resonate with the four agreements below, as well as hold our values above, you are welcome to join the BirthPower® Marketplace as an Activist or Seller.
The Four Agreements* are: 1. Be Impeccable with your Word: Words have power. Speak carefully and with integrity. Say what you mean. Avoid speaking against yourself. Avoid or gossiping about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love. 2. Don’t Take Anything Personally: Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality and understanding. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering or drama. 3. Don’t Make Assumptions: Find courage to ask questions. Express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can. Avoid misunderstandings. 4. Always Do Your Best: Your best is going to change from moment to moment. Under any circumstance, simply do your best. Act with integrity.
* from the book, The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz