Motherboard Birth - Not Yo' Mama's Birth Plan

Interactive software, connecting families and birth teams, on the most important day of their lives.

Amy
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Project Ends on January 2, 2019

Project Description

We've launched the parent content.

Now we need your help.

Help us fund Phase 2 and 3 of Development

 

 

Motherboards are...

  • Bright

  • Easy-to-Read

  • Evidence-Based

  • Concise

  • Preferences at-a-glance

 

OUR SOFTWARE

 

THE MARKET

There are 4 million births every year in the US alone:  A vast, renewable market.  Financially, the market is huge.  Insurance pays out an estimated $100 billion per year for maternity care.

 

Phase 2 Development

Next, we are building software tools for providers, educators, and hospitals to better serve their clients and communities.  This creates a diverse network of people using Motherboard.  Providers and educators will be able to:

  • Pull up a patient's Motherboard when they check in in labor
  • View and collaborate on their board prenatally
  • Send appointment reminders and practice/hospital-specific info directly to their clients
  • Improve workflow and streamline informed consent via the wealth of resources and info we provide

 

MARKET SEGMENTS

 

FUNDS NEEDED

Your vital contribution will pay for:

  • Prototyping
  • Development costs - Phase 2 of development focuses on bringing care providers into the communication process by building tools such as messaging, content accessibility on Labor & Delivery Units, and being able to bring up your Motherboard when you check-in in labor.
  • Hosting and other web fees
  • Legal support
  • Outreach to hospitals
  • Tech support and bug fixes
  • Content creation and review (to ensure that our information is up-to-date)

 

OUR AMAZING TEAM

THANK YOU

We believe that doula work, childbirth education, and "birth plans" only get you halfway.  If we don't bring care providers and teams into the process of communication, none of this matters. 

Your contribution allows us to partner with care teams, building new software so they can serve families better.

The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What is the timeline for Motherboard?
    Nov 5, 2018 : Parent content is launched, whoo hoo!
    Nov, 2018:  Run IFW Campaign, ship all goods
    Nov - Dec, 2018:  Gather feedback, work on business to business strategy (hospitals, care providers, affiliate program)
    Dec - Feb, 2019:  Raise funds to build Phase 2 development (integrations for hospitals and providers)
  • When will I get my reward?
    Physical goods are in stock and will be shipped ASAP.  Items requiring some development work (or temporary work-arounds) like the Affiliate Program (bulk memberships) may take a couple months.
  • I ordered the wrong size shirt, what do I do?
    You are responsible for shipping the shirt back to us, but if we have your preferred size in stock we will ship you a new one.
  • Do you ship outside the US?
    Sorry, not at this time!  However any of the memberships or downloads are perfect for overseas contributors.
  • How do the Educator Packs work?
    Your contribution covers all the materials listed and a 5 year license to use the pdfs, handouts, illustrations, etc.  You are required to sign a contract outlining the terms of use of the materials.  You may not remove our branding from the images or materials or "white label" them.
  • What kinds of things are your developers building next?
    Great question!  We are building dashboards for providers and hospitals to be able to securely message their patients, add their $.02 to our content, and bring up a family's Motherboard at the hospital when they check in in labor.  Provider buy-in is incredibly important to lasting, meaningful change.
  • What are your revenue streams?
    Free content - All the birth topics will always be 100% accessible to everyone
    Parents - $15/year membership to use our software and create a Motherboard
    Educators - Licenses for Educator Bundles, Affiliate Program (cost varies by use)
    Providers - Phase 2 will build a dashboard for them to better communicate with their patients and view their preferences prenatally and during their birth
    Hospitals - Ability to bring up a family's Motherboard when they check in in labor.  Integrating our information on the floor to help families make decisions.
    Insurance Companies - Integrate into their client portals to give them access to Motherboard's content
  • How do I talk with you about a strategic partnership?
    Email us, we'd love to talk with you!  Amy@motherboardbirth.com
  • What's your go-to-market strategy?
    • Parents -
      - Parent groups
      - Educator networks
      - Targeted ads
      - Social media.
    • Hospitals -
      - Connections with Rose, Lutheran, Denver Health, and University
      - Focus on Baby-Friendly Hospitals
      - CARE Innovation at University
      - PRIME Health Challenge
      - Techstars Cedars Sinai
      - Focus on Baby-Friendly Hospitals
      - Speaking (ACNM, ACOG, AWHONN, etc)
    • Educators -
      - Forums
      - Speaking Engagements
      - Certifying bodies (CAPPA, DONA, ICEA)
12/09/2018
"Birth Like a [M]other" Tee
$35
Nancy Taylor Mason
12/05/2018
$150 Gift Certificate
$120
Diana Toebbe
12/04/2018
$50 Gift Card
$45
Avner Alkhas
11/29/2018
Monetary Contribution
$100
Carrie Baatz
11/28/2018
Monetary Contribution
$50
Amy
11/27/2018
Aromatherapy Locket
$30
Nancy Pol
11/27/2018
"Birth Like a [M]other" Tee
$35
Erica
11/27/2018
Aromatherapy Locket
$30
Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis
11/23/2018
$100 Gift Certificate
$100
Yuting
11/23/2018
SALE! - TODAY ONLY Original Watercolors
$250
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

17 Supporters
Contribute
$45
$50 Gift Card

10% OFF

Good for anywhere on Amy's art page!  Holidays are coming up, so get your favorite parent, midwife, or doula something special.

  • Original Jewelry
  • Fine Art Prints
  • Sculpture
  • Lockets

Guaranteed by the holidays if you back this campaign by Dec 5!

1 Supporter
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$120
$150 Gift Certificate

 

20% OFF

Good for anywhere on Amy's art page!  Holidays are coming up, so get your favorite parent, midwife, or doula something special.

  • Original Jewelry
  • Fine Art Prints
  • Sculpture
  • Lockets

Guaranteed by the holidays if you back this campaign by Dec 5!

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$188
$250 Gift Certificate

 

25% OFF

Good for anywhere on Amy's art page!  Holidays are coming up, so get your favorite parent, midwife, or doula something special.

  • Original Jewelry
  • Fine Art Prints
  • Sculpture
  • Lockets

Guaranteed by the holidays if you back this campaign by Dec 5!

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$450
Portrait and Digital File

World-renowned artist Amy Haderer will transform your most intense, meaningful, beautiful moments into an original piece.  As these will take significant hands-on time, please allow until Aug 1 to get your art (if there are special circumstances please let us know!)

You will receive a 16x20 print on fine art paper AND a digital file with unlimited license to print wherever and however you wish. 

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$175
Original Watercolor Painting

FIRST COME FIRST SERVE - I have 35 original watercolors of development from Week 1 (menstruation) to Week 34. 

In 1-2 weeks I will invite you to view the gallery in the order of who purchased first.  Pick the one you want and I'll ship it to you and offer the gallery to the next person (so it may take a few weeks to get through everyone).

ORDERING MULTIPLES - If you'd like to order several you can either order this reward several times or do a "Monetary Contribution" with a note of how many paintings you want ($250 for two, $375 for three, etc.)

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$25
Keep Calm Water Bottle

Keep calm and build a Motherboard (or just drink more water).  26 oz, stainless steel, carabiner included.

25 Left
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$35
"Birth Like a [M]other" Tee

Get cozy in our "Birth Like a [M]other(board)" tee!  V-neck and unisex options, make sure you tell us your size.

29 Left
6 Supporters
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$100
Educator PDFs

Handouts, forms, interview questions, and downloads of Motherboard Content, everything a doula or educator could want!

73 Left
2 Supporters
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$200
Educator Bundle

$150 one-time fee, $50/year license

1 year license for everything you need to enhance your education:

  • Birth illustrations
  • GIFs
  • Educational videos
  • PDFs
  • Handouts
  • Contracts and Forms
  • Birth Affirmations
  • Coloring Pages

Requires a yearly license to use these materials with your clients, practice, or class.  Materials will be continually updated and added to as-needed.  You may not remove our branding from the images or "white label" them, thanks!

200 Left
0 Supporters
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$450
Original Birth Sculpture

This beautiful sculpture of the first moments of birth is hand crafted by artist (and our CEO) Amy Haderer.  Polymer clay, glazed in purple, measuring 8x4x4"

Own this one-of-a-kind piece of art!!

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

17 Supporters
Contribute
$45
$50 Gift Card

10% OFF

Good for anywhere on Amy's art page!  Holidays are coming up, so get your favorite parent, midwife, or doula something special.

  • Original Jewelry
  • Fine Art Prints
  • Sculpture
  • Lockets

Guaranteed by the holidays if you back this campaign by Dec 5!

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$120
$150 Gift Certificate

 

20% OFF

Good for anywhere on Amy's art page!  Holidays are coming up, so get your favorite parent, midwife, or doula something special.

  • Original Jewelry
  • Fine Art Prints
  • Sculpture
  • Lockets

Guaranteed by the holidays if you back this campaign by Dec 5!

149 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$188
$250 Gift Certificate

 

25% OFF

Good for anywhere on Amy's art page!  Holidays are coming up, so get your favorite parent, midwife, or doula something special.

  • Original Jewelry
  • Fine Art Prints
  • Sculpture
  • Lockets

Guaranteed by the holidays if you back this campaign by Dec 5!

100 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$450
Portrait and Digital File

World-renowned artist Amy Haderer will transform your most intense, meaningful, beautiful moments into an original piece.  As these will take significant hands-on time, please allow until Aug 1 to get your art (if there are special circumstances please let us know!)

You will receive a 16x20 print on fine art paper AND a digital file with unlimited license to print wherever and however you wish. 

15 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$175
Original Watercolor Painting

FIRST COME FIRST SERVE - I have 35 original watercolors of development from Week 1 (menstruation) to Week 34. 

In 1-2 weeks I will invite you to view the gallery in the order of who purchased first.  Pick the one you want and I'll ship it to you and offer the gallery to the next person (so it may take a few weeks to get through everyone).

ORDERING MULTIPLES - If you'd like to order several you can either order this reward several times or do a "Monetary Contribution" with a note of how many paintings you want ($250 for two, $375 for three, etc.)

34 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$25
Keep Calm Water Bottle

Keep calm and build a Motherboard (or just drink more water).  26 oz, stainless steel, carabiner included.

25 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$35
"Birth Like a [M]other" Tee

Get cozy in our "Birth Like a [M]other(board)" tee!  V-neck and unisex options, make sure you tell us your size.

29 Left
6 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
Educator PDFs

Handouts, forms, interview questions, and downloads of Motherboard Content, everything a doula or educator could want!

73 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
$200
Educator Bundle

$150 one-time fee, $50/year license

1 year license for everything you need to enhance your education:

  • Birth illustrations
  • GIFs
  • Educational videos
  • PDFs
  • Handouts
  • Contracts and Forms
  • Birth Affirmations
  • Coloring Pages

Requires a yearly license to use these materials with your clients, practice, or class.  Materials will be continually updated and added to as-needed.  You may not remove our branding from the images or "white label" them, thanks!

200 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$450
Original Birth Sculpture

This beautiful sculpture of the first moments of birth is hand crafted by artist (and our CEO) Amy Haderer.  Polymer clay, glazed in purple, measuring 8x4x4"

Own this one-of-a-kind piece of art!!

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward