Birth Center Week 2 Update

Week 2

 Baby Ephraim helping!

Baby Ephraim helping!

I want to start this week 2 update by sharing that we have been humbled by and are so appreciative of the outpouring of support from the community. Your words of encouragement and support mean so much to us. Starting a new business is perhaps a little bit like having a baby, and small words of encouragement help get us through that last coat of paint, the last coding error on the website or hiccup with legal paperwork. Thank you! We want this birth center to be centered in community and connection, and look forward to giving back and serving the community for years to come.

So, we are 12 days in to the lease on our new space, and things are moving right along. We open for clinic in 10 days! So far, Marinda, Adrianna and I plus family and community members have been here every day working very hard. We have been painting. Did you all know that Adrianna used to work on a painting crew? She is an amazing painter! What do you think of these colors? Imagine art on the walls and colorful but simple mid century furniture.

 New paint colors, obligatory accent wall 

New paint colors, obligatory accent wall 

We have pulled up three rooms of carpet, carpet padding and approximately 30575038 staples. Currently we are getting bids for floor refinishing. We hoped a buff and coat would do the job but it looks like a full sanding is necessary.

 Marinda pulling staples

Marinda pulling staples

And then we need furniture. We are hoping to eventually transition to fully mid-century antiques, but the market is so high for them right now. If you happen to have any mid century beauties laying around that you'd like to sell to us, please let me know! We are in the market for shelves, a credenza (or nice low dresser), a couple couches and 4 chairs. For pieces we can't afford used (haha!) we are waiting for a sweet baby girl to come earthside, and then plan to drive to DC for some IKEA furniture.

Business updates: we have several clients in care already, and have tours planned for early September. I built the website in record speed, but our SEO is terrible. We know that takes time. If you have a website, you know link-backs are so helpful. We would definitely appreciate and reciprocate links.

We have a few very exciting projects and community partnerships in the works. We can't wait to tell you about them! Stay tuned!

Do you have any questions for us? Email us or post in the comments <3

-Linsey

 Random vintage find in our building

Random vintage find in our building