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Melanated Mamas Improving Postpartum Care

Help Us Manufacture our 1st line of postpartum boxes to support BIPOC birthing people!

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Project Description

 

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Melanated Mamas provides community and resources to Black and Brown mothers during their pregnancy and postpartum journey so that they can feel supported, empowered, and joyful as they blossom into motherhood. 

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The Problem 

Currently, 60,000 women experience complications during pregnancy or birth in the United States, and Black women are 2-3 times more likely to experience these complications than white women. According to the CDC, this is the largest perinatal health disparity, and over 50% of these complications are preventable.

But when we are dealing with healthcare providers that aren’t culturally competent, navigating intimating healthcare systems that are hard to speak up in, and unable to access quality health care, it makes it difficult for BIPOC women to have a stress-free and joyful pregnancy and birthing experiences.  

Women in this country are experiencing different pregnancies and births based on their race, and that is a problem we can’t wait around to fix.

 

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The Solution 

Melanated Mamas is a maternal wellness platform that empowers BIPOC mothers to navigate their maternity care so that they can advocate for their needs and speak up when necessary, save time researching for education about their pregnancy, and feel celebrated and supported during their journey.  

 

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Currently, 50% of the maternity complications happen after birth, and Black and Brown women have an increased likelihood of experiencing a perinatal mood disorder and suffered in silence; we decided to start our product line with a postpartum box.

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Our postpartum products help expecting BIPOC women feel confident, prepared, and supported during their journey into motherhood by providing curated, high-quality products and a supportive community. Unlike other postpartum care options, Melanated Mamas products encourage self-advocacy and empower mamas to blossom into motherhood flourishing.

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About the Founder

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Our Goals 

We believe that every mother deserves to blossom into motherhood flourishing, feeling supported, empowered, and joyful, and we do that by treating every mother with humanity and compassion.

Melanated Mamas is seeking funding to help launch our postpartum box, rent fulfillment space, and build our distribution network to ensure our logistics run smoothly and in a timely manner. We want to reach as many BIPOC mamas as possible and help them enter motherhood thriving.

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In exchange for supporting our campaign, you can choose from various curated products, services, and perks that reflect Melanated Mamas. 

This support will not only change the lives of so many mothers, but it will also allow them to reclaim their power back, put them in the driver seat of their maternity care, and blossom into flourishing motherhood

 

So are you ready to be part of the solution? 

Then join us at Melanated Mamas and pitch in a dollar, five, 10, 50, or whatever you can give. The faster we raise this funding, the sooner we get to the solution together. 

 

Thank you so much for supporting these mamas and helping us help them blossom into motherhood! 

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The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can this be gifted? Absolutely! We will contact you to get delivery information for the recipient 

 

 

Mariangel
09/14/2022
Monetary Contribution
$15
DeDe Davis
09/14/2022
You're The Best High Five
$25
Jen Tessier
09/14/2022
You're The Best High Five
$25
Maggie Winter
09/14/2022
Softly Blossoming Tote Bag
$50
Joy Crosser
09/14/2022
You're The Best High Five
$25
Natalie
09/14/2022
You're The Best High Five
$25
Michelle S
09/14/2022
You're The Best High Five
$25
Stephanie W
09/14/2022
Monetary Contribution
$10
Angie Pokharel
09/14/2022
You're The Best High Five
$25
Beth Zustiak
09/14/2022
You're The Best High Five
$25
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

16 Supporters
Select this reward
120.00 USD
Ally Supporter

As an ally supporter, your contribution supports (2) postpartum boxes for BIPOC birthing people on their postpartum journey.

Postpartum support has been inaccessible for many years due to structural health inequity. We are working to disrupt how we show up for BIPOC mamas in our healthcare system by creating a platform and space that allows them to feel empowered, supported, and, most importantly, joyful. Because we deserve joy as we blossom into motherhood. Your support as an ally will help make this possible.

 

You’ll receive:

A handwritten thank you card

and a digital high five on our Instagram page @melanated.mamas

 

17 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
You're The Best High Five

You're going on the newsletter friend!! 

39 Supporters
Select this reward
10.00 USD
Sending a Digital Hug!

See your digital high five on IG @melanated.mamas 

13 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Softly Blossoming Tote Bag

This oversized tote is the perfect carryall for every day, shopping and vacationing.  Handles feature quality reinforced stitching.  

Size: 20" x 15"; 22" handles; 5" gusset"
Weight: 12 oz.
Material: 100% Cotton Canvas
Color: White and Natural
Care: Spot Clean with Mild Soap and Water

19 Left
6 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Limited Edition Chosen + Free Earrings

We have partnered with Chosen + Free, a Twin Cities maker, to create these beautiful earrings as a beautiful reminder that you matter :-) 

 

27 Supporters
None available
125.00 USD
Postpartum Box + Education

A curated postpartum box filled with essentials for healing and self-care. All products are from BIPOC or female-owned vendors and makers.

Inside the Box

Melanated Mamas Postpartum Herbal Bath Tea (made by BabyBonito) to help with restoration after birth

Mother Mother Peri Bottle a water bottle to help cleanse down there

Melanated Mamas Softly Blossoming Postpartum Affirmation Cards (illustrations by Aisha Branch) to provide encouragement

Central Oak 4th Trimester Tea to heal and relax

Silk + Noir Coca Butter & Cashmere Whipped Body Butter to provide luxe skin care for the belly and beyond.

 

Plus Lifetime Access to four Childbirth, Postpartum and Self Advocacy Educational Videos 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
199.00 USD
Postpartum Box + Education + Community

A curated postpartum box filled with essentials for healing and self-care. All products are from BIPOC or female-owned vendors and makers.

Inside the Box

Melanated Mamas Postpartum Herbal Bath Tea (made by BabyBonito) to help with restoration after birth

Mother Mother Peri Bottle a water bottle to help cleanse down there

Melanated Mamas Softly Blossoming Postpartum Affirmation Cards (illustrations by Aisha Branch) to provide encouragement

Central Oak 4th Trimester Tea to heal and relax

Silk + Noir Coca Butter & Cashmere Whipped Body Butter to provide luxe skin care for the belly and beyond.

Plus Lifetime Access to four Childbirth, Postpartum and Self Advocacy Educational Videos 

Plus Exclusive Access to a community of supportive mothers and industry experts so you don't feel alone on your motherhood journey. 

2 Supporters
Select this reward

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

16 Supporters
Select this reward
120.00 USD
Ally Supporter

As an ally supporter, your contribution supports (2) postpartum boxes for BIPOC birthing people on their postpartum journey.

Postpartum support has been inaccessible for many years due to structural health inequity. We are working to disrupt how we show up for BIPOC mamas in our healthcare system by creating a platform and space that allows them to feel empowered, supported, and, most importantly, joyful. Because we deserve joy as we blossom into motherhood. Your support as an ally will help make this possible.

 

You’ll receive:

A handwritten thank you card

and a digital high five on our Instagram page @melanated.mamas

 

17 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
You're The Best High Five

You're going on the newsletter friend!! 

39 Supporters
Select this reward
10.00 USD
Sending a Digital Hug!

See your digital high five on IG @melanated.mamas 

13 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Softly Blossoming Tote Bag

This oversized tote is the perfect carryall for every day, shopping and vacationing.  Handles feature quality reinforced stitching.  

Size: 20" x 15"; 22" handles; 5" gusset"
Weight: 12 oz.
Material: 100% Cotton Canvas
Color: White and Natural
Care: Spot Clean with Mild Soap and Water

19 Left
6 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Limited Edition Chosen + Free Earrings

We have partnered with Chosen + Free, a Twin Cities maker, to create these beautiful earrings as a beautiful reminder that you matter :-) 

 

27 Supporters
None available
125.00 USD
Postpartum Box + Education

A curated postpartum box filled with essentials for healing and self-care. All products are from BIPOC or female-owned vendors and makers.

Inside the Box

Melanated Mamas Postpartum Herbal Bath Tea (made by BabyBonito) to help with restoration after birth

Mother Mother Peri Bottle a water bottle to help cleanse down there

Melanated Mamas Softly Blossoming Postpartum Affirmation Cards (illustrations by Aisha Branch) to provide encouragement

Central Oak 4th Trimester Tea to heal and relax

Silk + Noir Coca Butter & Cashmere Whipped Body Butter to provide luxe skin care for the belly and beyond.

 

Plus Lifetime Access to four Childbirth, Postpartum and Self Advocacy Educational Videos 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
199.00 USD
Postpartum Box + Education + Community

A curated postpartum box filled with essentials for healing and self-care. All products are from BIPOC or female-owned vendors and makers.

Inside the Box

Melanated Mamas Postpartum Herbal Bath Tea (made by BabyBonito) to help with restoration after birth

Mother Mother Peri Bottle a water bottle to help cleanse down there

Melanated Mamas Softly Blossoming Postpartum Affirmation Cards (illustrations by Aisha Branch) to provide encouragement

Central Oak 4th Trimester Tea to heal and relax

Silk + Noir Coca Butter & Cashmere Whipped Body Butter to provide luxe skin care for the belly and beyond.

Plus Lifetime Access to four Childbirth, Postpartum and Self Advocacy Educational Videos 

Plus Exclusive Access to a community of supportive mothers and industry experts so you don't feel alone on your motherhood journey. 

2 Supporters
Select this reward