Mamas In Lockdown - The Book About Becoming A Parent In A Pandemic

By Denise Ives

NZ $5,045 pledged


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Mamas In Lockdown - The Book About Becoming A Parent In A Pandemic

Project 2020-10-05 15:54:01 +1300

Please check each reward for the correct postage amount and be sure to ADD this to your pledge total so that we can get your reward to you as soon as it's available. 

Mamas In Lockdown
 is an emotional and inspiring collection of personal stories from 77 parents who were pregnant or gave birth during lockdown.

Author, writer and advocate for mums, Denise Ives has started a PledgeMe campaign with the aim of reaching $20,000 by Monday 16 November 2020 to have these stories published in a beautiful book so they can be shared with their loved ones and the world.

Covid-19 has had a huge impact on the people of Aotearoa New Zealand, especially those having a baby. From giving birth without the support of a partner or chosen midwife, to having a home birth instead of a hospital birth - the changes have been unexpected and disconcerting for many. While supporting families with breastfeeding during the lockdown period, it became very clear that parents needed to talk about what had happened.

Many hours were spent listening to parents, and Denise knew how therapeutic writing their stories had been for a couple of these mums. So she put out a call for others to see if they wanted to write their story to share in a book. Denise was flooded with many incredible, heartfelt, emotional and empowering stories. The stories have been formatted in digital form and are now ready to go to print. Denise is 100% committed to honouring these incredible wāhine and their families by making this happen. Parents need to tell their stories, they deserve to have them heard.

Comments

Updates 4

We're a quarter of the way there!

20/10/2020 at 12:49 PM

WOW! Thank you to everyone who has pledged so far, in one week we're already quarter of the way there!

The stories in Mamas in Lockdown are so powerful. Written by the parents in their own words, they are emotional, raw, happy... and sometimes sad. 

"These narratives locate us in a time and place where there is still much to learn. The book gives life, space, vibrancy, feeling and validity to the experiences of women and their whānau and has been a therapeutic tool of consolidating the birthing experience."

If you have already pre-ordered your book, thank you. If you don't want to buy a book, please support our campaign by sharing it with everyone you know... these stories deserve to be heard

 

Why pre-order on PledgeMe?

19/10/2020 at 1:31 PM

Maybe the first question is why did we decide to use PledgeMe? 

PledgeMe is an online fundraising and pledging website. Campaigns on PledgeMe have the ability to reach more people than we can manage through social media posts and word of mouth alone.
PledgeMe also gives people the opportunity to contribute to the production of Mamas in Lockdown, even if they don’t want to buy the actual book.
So why pre-order your book on PledgeMe?

By pre-ordering your book, it takes us closer to the target of our PledgeMe campaign, and helps to fund the cost of printing. 

Your payment is secure and safe with PledgeMe, you only pay PledgeMe if the campaign reaches its target amount - $20k. If we don’t reach the campaign target, your payment will not be taken by PledgeMe. You will not lose your money.
If our campaign doesn’t reach target, none of the Pledges are paid out. This means that by pre-ordering your book on PledgeMe, it not only means we cover the costs to print our beautiful book, we also get the big pledges from businesses that are being made too - $500 each. These pledges really help to make Mamas in Lockdown a reality.
So if you want your very own copy of Mamas in Lockdown, don’t wait! Pre-order it on PledgeMe now! Thanks 🙂
 
 
 
 

Ready to go to print!

14/10/2020 at 8:23 PM

The proof is back from Nettl in Dunedin, and we're ready to go to print as soon as we have enough Pledges! 

Keep sharing our PledgeMe page with all your family and friends... we need more Pledges to make this happen :-) 

 

Don't forget to include postage

09/10/2020 at 1:25 PM

Hello lovely Pledgers and Followers! 

Thank you for supporting this project. I am determined that every mama who sent me her story will be heard, so your Pledge really is going to help make this happen.

If your Reward needs to be delivered, please make sure you have entered your full address and included postage costs - postage details are included with each Reward description. 

I'll be in touch again at the end of the Campaign :-)

Thanks
Denise

    Pledgers 75

    Sarah Pearson
    2020-10-13 13:02:31 +1300
    Megan Muller
    2020-10-13 10:56:44 +1300
    Stefanie Kalmakoff
    2020-10-13 08:48:27 +1300
    Maartje Huver
    2020-10-13 08:15:16 +1300

    "Hi, I'm a LMC midwife in the Netherlands, but have also worked in New Zealand as a LMC midwife. Would love for this project to succeed! ♡"

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-10-12 22:59:54 +1300
    Ally Kelleher
    2020-10-12 22:18:07 +1300

    "Such a wonderful idea to give women a voice as they journeyed through a extremely challenging time in history. The support you and your volunteers give to women is commendable and very under valued. I truly hope that by publishing this book it will bring the importance of motherhood to the fore front of many minds reminding each of us this is where life first starts and how we need to support and enable mothers to thrive as nurtures and carers of our precious tamariki "

    Ailsa Rose
    2020-10-12 22:04:17 +1300

    "Wonderful mahi. Good luck, Denise"

    Amy Hughes
    2020-10-12 20:02:32 +1300

    "Postage 🙂"

    Amy Hughes
    2020-10-12 19:04:13 +1300
    Bryony Harrison
    2020-10-12 16:35:07 +1300

    "Ka rawe te mahi, Denise. Looking forward to receiving my copy and all the best for the pledge campaign!"

    Andrea
    2020-10-12 09:55:19 +1300
    Hayley Davies
    2020-10-12 09:46:41 +1300

    "Gave birth to our first baby on April 17th in the midst of lvl 4 lockdown. Looking forward to hear the stories of fellow lockdown Mamas "

    fiona heares
    2020-10-12 09:41:57 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-10-12 08:28:02 +1300

    "Hi denise Postage Thanks "

    Simon walker
    2020-10-12 08:11:06 +1300
    Philippa Sutherland
    2020-10-11 21:07:16 +1300

    "Such a wonderful initiative to be supporting "

    Rachael
    2020-10-11 08:05:41 +1300
    Maegan Cockburn
    2020-10-10 15:45:25 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-10-10 13:00:10 +1300
    Emma Collins
    2020-10-10 11:44:43 +1300

    "Really excited for you, Denise & all the mama's that have shared their stories. Good luck! In no time, it will be Congratulations! "

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-10-10 10:56:18 +1300
    Michelle
    2020-10-10 10:05:29 +1300
    Carolion Bellini
    2020-10-10 09:41:35 +1300

    "Best of luck for the campaign!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-10-10 09:33:49 +1300

    "So proud of all the mummas that had babies during lockdown. Can't wait to read your stories."

    Kim
    2020-10-10 08:09:11 +1300

    "Support to all the parents and midwives during this time! "

    Alycia
    2020-10-10 07:41:08 +1300
    Lynne Ramsay
    2020-10-10 07:17:45 +1300
    Jordan
    2020-10-09 18:27:58 +1300

    "Postage"

    Alisha Spiers
    2020-10-09 17:31:35 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-10-09 15:45:28 +1300

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    Followers of Mamas In Lockdown - The Book About Becoming A Parent In A Pandemic

    Mamas In Lockdown - The Book About Becoming A Parent In A Pandemic

    Project 2020-10-05 15:54:01 +1300

    Please check each reward for the correct postage amount and be sure to ADD this to your pledge total so that we can get your reward to you as soon as it's available. 

    Mamas In Lockdown
     is an emotional and inspiring collection of personal stories from 77 parents who were pregnant or gave birth during lockdown.

    Author, writer and advocate for mums, Denise Ives has started a PledgeMe campaign with the aim of reaching $20,000 by Monday 16 November 2020 to have these stories published in a beautiful book so they can be shared with their loved ones and the world.

    Covid-19 has had a huge impact on the people of Aotearoa New Zealand, especially those having a baby. From giving birth without the support of a partner or chosen midwife, to having a home birth instead of a hospital birth - the changes have been unexpected and disconcerting for many. While supporting families with breastfeeding during the lockdown period, it became very clear that parents needed to talk about what had happened.

    Many hours were spent listening to parents, and Denise knew how therapeutic writing their stories had been for a couple of these mums. So she put out a call for others to see if they wanted to write their story to share in a book. Denise was flooded with many incredible, heartfelt, emotional and empowering stories. The stories have been formatted in digital form and are now ready to go to print. Denise is 100% committed to honouring these incredible wāhine and their families by making this happen. Parents need to tell their stories, they deserve to have them heard.

    Comments

    We're a quarter of the way there!

    20/10/2020 at 12:49 PM

    WOW! Thank you to everyone who has pledged so far, in one week we're already quarter of the way there!

    The stories in Mamas in Lockdown are so powerful. Written by the parents in their own words, they are emotional, raw, happy... and sometimes sad. 

    "These narratives locate us in a time and place where there is still much to learn. The book gives life, space, vibrancy, feeling and validity to the experiences of women and their whānau and has been a therapeutic tool of consolidating the birthing experience."

    If you have already pre-ordered your book, thank you. If you don't want to buy a book, please support our campaign by sharing it with everyone you know... these stories deserve to be heard

     

    Why pre-order on PledgeMe?

    19/10/2020 at 1:31 PM

    Maybe the first question is why did we decide to use PledgeMe? 

PledgeMe is an online fundraising and pledging website. Campaigns on PledgeMe have the ability to reach more people than we can manage through social media posts and word of mouth alone.
    PledgeMe also gives people the opportunity to contribute to the production of Mamas in Lockdown, even if they don’t want to buy the actual book.
    So why pre-order your book on PledgeMe?

By pre-ordering your book, it takes us closer to the target of our PledgeMe campaign, and helps to fund the cost of printing. 

    Your payment is secure and safe with PledgeMe, you only pay PledgeMe if the campaign reaches its target amount - $20k. If we don’t reach the campaign target, your payment will not be taken by PledgeMe. You will not lose your money.
    If our campaign doesn’t reach target, none of the Pledges are paid out. This means that by pre-ordering your book on PledgeMe, it not only means we cover the costs to print our beautiful book, we also get the big pledges from businesses that are being made too - $500 each. These pledges really help to make Mamas in Lockdown a reality.
    So if you want your very own copy of Mamas in Lockdown, don’t wait! Pre-order it on PledgeMe now! Thanks 🙂
     
     
     
     

    Ready to go to print!

    14/10/2020 at 8:23 PM

    The proof is back from Nettl in Dunedin, and we're ready to go to print as soon as we have enough Pledges! 

    Keep sharing our PledgeMe page with all your family and friends... we need more Pledges to make this happen :-) 

     

    Don't forget to include postage

    09/10/2020 at 1:25 PM

    Hello lovely Pledgers and Followers! 

    Thank you for supporting this project. I am determined that every mama who sent me her story will be heard, so your Pledge really is going to help make this happen.

    If your Reward needs to be delivered, please make sure you have entered your full address and included postage costs - postage details are included with each Reward description. 

    I'll be in touch again at the end of the Campaign :-)

    Thanks
    Denise

      Sarah Pearson
      2020-10-13 13:02:31 +1300
      Megan Muller
      2020-10-13 10:56:44 +1300
      Stefanie Kalmakoff
      2020-10-13 08:48:27 +1300
      Maartje Huver
      2020-10-13 08:15:16 +1300

      "Hi, I'm a LMC midwife in the Netherlands, but have also worked in New Zealand as a LMC midwife. Would love for this project to succeed! ♡"

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-10-12 22:59:54 +1300
      Ally Kelleher
      2020-10-12 22:18:07 +1300

      "Such a wonderful idea to give women a voice as they journeyed through a extremely challenging time in history. The support you and your volunteers give to women is commendable and very under valued. I truly hope that by publishing this book it will bring the importance of motherhood to the fore front of many minds reminding each of us this is where life first starts and how we need to support and enable mothers to thrive as nurtures and carers of our precious tamariki "

      Ailsa Rose
      2020-10-12 22:04:17 +1300

      "Wonderful mahi. Good luck, Denise"

      Amy Hughes
      2020-10-12 20:02:32 +1300

      "Postage 🙂"

      Amy Hughes
      2020-10-12 19:04:13 +1300
      Bryony Harrison
      2020-10-12 16:35:07 +1300

      "Ka rawe te mahi, Denise. Looking forward to receiving my copy and all the best for the pledge campaign!"

      Andrea
      2020-10-12 09:55:19 +1300
      Hayley Davies
      2020-10-12 09:46:41 +1300

      "Gave birth to our first baby on April 17th in the midst of lvl 4 lockdown. Looking forward to hear the stories of fellow lockdown Mamas "

      fiona heares
      2020-10-12 09:41:57 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-10-12 08:28:02 +1300

      "Hi denise Postage Thanks "

      Simon walker
      2020-10-12 08:11:06 +1300
      Philippa Sutherland
      2020-10-11 21:07:16 +1300

      "Such a wonderful initiative to be supporting "

      Rachael
      2020-10-11 08:05:41 +1300
      Maegan Cockburn
      2020-10-10 15:45:25 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-10-10 13:00:10 +1300
      Emma Collins
      2020-10-10 11:44:43 +1300

      "Really excited for you, Denise & all the mama's that have shared their stories. Good luck! In no time, it will be Congratulations! "

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-10-10 10:56:18 +1300
      Michelle
      2020-10-10 10:05:29 +1300
      Carolion Bellini
      2020-10-10 09:41:35 +1300

      "Best of luck for the campaign!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-10-10 09:33:49 +1300

      "So proud of all the mummas that had babies during lockdown. Can't wait to read your stories."

      Kim
      2020-10-10 08:09:11 +1300

      "Support to all the parents and midwives during this time! "

      Alycia
      2020-10-10 07:41:08 +1300
      Lynne Ramsay
      2020-10-10 07:17:45 +1300
      Jordan
      2020-10-09 18:27:58 +1300

      "Postage"

      Alisha Spiers
      2020-10-09 17:31:35 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-10-09 15:45:28 +1300

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