If your loved ones haven’t contributed to your BeHerVillage registry yet, it’s probably because they don’t know what pregnancy, birth, or postpartum support looks like and how it’ll impact your motherhood experience. It’s likely your mother-in-law, grandma, or cousin can envision you rocking your baby in the chair they want to buy for your nursery, they can imagine you taking your baby on a walk in the stroller they pay for, and they buy baby blankets and onesies in anticipation of receiving an adorable picture when your baby finally uses them. The people buying your gifts are spending money on products they feel familiar with, the gifts that they have experience with for themselves, or with a clear vision of how the gift they buy will benefit you and your baby.
It gets a little trickier when you’re asking for gifts of support. It might not be as easy for a gift giver to envision the impact of a Pelvic Floor PT, a Lactation Consultant, or a Postpartum Doula. Maybe because they never used one and didn’t know anyone who did either. Maybe it’s because they don’t know what the providers do or why you’d need to ask for one (Here’s a blog post on this topic). And if the gift buyer can’t connect to the gift, they might not see the point in spending money there (and then go buy you a pack of 40 newborn onesies and a changing table you didn’t ask for).
So what’s the solution? How can you help your loved ones understand the impact of the pregnancy, birth, and postpartum support that you know you want and deserve?
We got you.
The BeHerVillage registry makes for easy shopping, so anybody who has purchased any kind of gift for any kind of shower, will feel familiar with how purchasing a gift (or contributing to part of one) works.
We have also added a great new feature to the registries: the “My Story” section is on every registry. It’s a place where you can share pictures and updates of all kinds as well as talk about why you’re asking for support instead of (or in addition to) baby gear from traditional registries . When you add to your story on your registry page, anyone who comes to visit will get a snippet of what’s going on in your world. Here you’ll be able to keep your loved ones in the loop with the story of your growing belly, the story of what you’re currently craving and what you can’t wait to eat after giving birth, how you’re excited and nervous about breastfeeding, or why you want your doula at your birth. It’s here your family and friends can connect with you to know your needs and to help meet them.
We’ve done the research, and BeHerVillage moms who customize their registries tend to get more funds from their families.
When your loved ones resonate with your story, they connect with your needs. And when they understand the impact of what you’re asking for, they’ll be more likely to contribute to the support services that you deserve.
BeHerVillage is helping parents like you get the funds they need for the support they deserve! Are you having a baby and are looking for support? Create a registry for support today and get gifted funds directly into your bank account to pay for your support team. You deserve this.
Are you a birthworker who supports new moms? Use BeHerVillage to help your clients pay for your support. Create your free profile here and you can be the best baby shower gift a mom will ever get!