The Birth Resource Guide

Info Guides

You’ve all seen these free publication racks at the grocery stores, right?  It’s time there was a birth resource guide among them and Iowa Birth Organization is going to make that happen!!!

An example of a birth resource guide from the Tarrant County Birth Network.

The Details

This guide, which will be made available to the public for free, is intended to be an exhaustive resource of the available information, services, and supports available to Iowa families when it comes to pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period.  Publication and distribution is planned for fall 2014.

To reserve your advertisement spot or to confirm your basic listing visit our website at www.IowaBirth.org or contact us at theGuide@iowabirth.org. Deadline for advertising is July 31, 2014. 

Can you help  us? 

We need allies across the state to help us make this successful.  Here is a list of some of the ways that you can volunteer to help:

  •  Donate: Although advertising will contribute to the printing and distribution costs of this project it is still a big project and any donation amount will still help us meet our goal.
  • Become a regional contact: we will need at least 1 person from each of the 5 regions across the state to help check, double check, and contact [unidentified] resources in their area to help ensure we’ve created an exhaustive list.
  • Connector: Help us spread the work about this project.  Forward this blog post (or email if you’d like a pdf., website form coming soon) to any and all resources you know to make sure they are aware of the project and they can confirm their information.
  • Design & Editing: If you have graphic design or editorial talent, we would welcome your contribution to this project to ensure the final product is of the highest quality. From page design, set-up, and content review any contribution would be appreciated.
  • Project manager: This person will help the IBO leadership team keep track of all of this great information and will provide essential organization of the content.
  • Distribution: At the end of this project it will be necessary to ensure that the resource guide is able to be accessed across the state.  We’ll utilize our regional contacts to help identify some of the best places to distribute, but we will also needs volunteers to do the physical work or making sure these locations are stocked.

If you have other ideas about how to pull off this big, but necessary task, please let us know – we are open to listening.

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