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

By Denise Ives

NZ $5,589 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.

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Buy 2 Books!

21/10/2020 at 12:20 PM

Choosing which rewards to put up for Pledges took some time, but from feedback I've realised that a new reward is needed :-) 

So now we have new reward - Buy 2 Books. If you've already bought two books using the Buy the Book reward, don't worry, you'll still get your two books, I've just hopefully made it easier to make that choice now! 

Please keep sharing the link and telling people about this wonderful project. I know the parents who wrote the stories are so excited to see their words and photos in print :-) 

Thank you
Denise

 

 

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 84

    Sherie Poole
    2020-10-22 13:25:44 +1300
    Maegan Rebecca Rose
    2020-10-21 19:03:56 +1300

    "Awesome mahi, can’t wait to get my copy! "

    Peter Crampton
    2020-10-21 16:51:55 +1300
    Liezel McKeith
    2020-10-21 14:52:54 +1300
    Allison Waite
    2020-10-21 13:11:33 +1300

    "Woot can't wait to see my story in print "

    Elise
    2020-10-21 12:48:41 +1300

    "We can’t wait to read everyone’s stories! We have ordered 3 books including one to put away for little miss to read when she’s older. "

    Joanne Baxter
    2020-10-21 11:57:11 +1300
    Angela Spears
    2020-10-21 10:28:52 +1300
    Tina
    2020-10-21 09:30:51 +1300
    Sarah McAlpine
    2020-10-21 06:53:54 +1300
    Jordan
    2020-10-20 08:23:27 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-10-19 21:33:13 +1300
    Debbie
    2020-10-17 14:50:58 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-10-17 11:57:53 +1300
    Tracy Finnie
    2020-10-17 11:11:12 +1300

    "I look forward to reading the stories. Tracy Finnie (registered midwife)"

    Annett Gebert
    2020-10-17 09:42:08 +1300

    "What a great idea! Good luck with everything :)"

    Athene
    2020-10-17 09:15:03 +1300
    Carlotta Taylor
    2020-10-17 05:58:59 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-10-16 16:55:23 +1300
    Virginia Driver
    2020-10-16 16:27:42 +1300
    Katy Jones
    2020-10-16 16:21:24 +1300
    Jasmin Roman
    2020-10-16 14:35:49 +1300
    Stephen Askew-Ives
    2020-10-16 13:15:36 +1300
    Franziska Haas
    2020-10-16 10:23:28 +1300
    Lauren Anne Harris
    2020-10-15 20:38:34 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-10-15 11:07:36 +1300

    "This for Margaret who doesn’t use technology and can’t pledge personally. "

    Natalie Milne Williams
    2020-10-15 09:08:47 +1300

    "All the best Denise!"

    Vivienne Anderson
    2020-10-15 07:49:28 +1300

    "Awesome project! "

    Laura Titi
    2020-10-15 07:23:39 +1300

    "Thank you for sharing our stories :) "

    Kussi Hurtado
    2020-10-14 22:31:54 +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

    Buy 2 Books!

    21/10/2020 at 12:20 PM

    Choosing which rewards to put up for Pledges took some time, but from feedback I've realised that a new reward is needed :-) 

    So now we have new reward - Buy 2 Books. If you've already bought two books using the Buy the Book reward, don't worry, you'll still get your two books, I've just hopefully made it easier to make that choice now! 

    Please keep sharing the link and telling people about this wonderful project. I know the parents who wrote the stories are so excited to see their words and photos in print :-) 

    Thank you
    Denise

     

     

    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

      Sherie Poole
      2020-10-22 13:25:44 +1300
      Maegan Rebecca Rose
      2020-10-21 19:03:56 +1300

      "Awesome mahi, can’t wait to get my copy! "

      Peter Crampton
      2020-10-21 16:51:55 +1300
      Liezel McKeith
      2020-10-21 14:52:54 +1300
      Allison Waite
      2020-10-21 13:11:33 +1300

      "Woot can't wait to see my story in print "

      Elise
      2020-10-21 12:48:41 +1300

      "We can’t wait to read everyone’s stories! We have ordered 3 books including one to put away for little miss to read when she’s older. "

      Joanne Baxter
      2020-10-21 11:57:11 +1300
      Angela Spears
      2020-10-21 10:28:52 +1300
      Tina
      2020-10-21 09:30:51 +1300
      Sarah McAlpine
      2020-10-21 06:53:54 +1300
      Jordan
      2020-10-20 08:23:27 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-10-19 21:33:13 +1300
      Debbie
      2020-10-17 14:50:58 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-10-17 11:57:53 +1300
      Tracy Finnie
      2020-10-17 11:11:12 +1300

      "I look forward to reading the stories. Tracy Finnie (registered midwife)"

      Annett Gebert
      2020-10-17 09:42:08 +1300

      "What a great idea! Good luck with everything :)"

      Athene
      2020-10-17 09:15:03 +1300
      Carlotta Taylor
      2020-10-17 05:58:59 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-10-16 16:55:23 +1300
      Virginia Driver
      2020-10-16 16:27:42 +1300
      Katy Jones
      2020-10-16 16:21:24 +1300
      Jasmin Roman
      2020-10-16 14:35:49 +1300
      Stephen Askew-Ives
      2020-10-16 13:15:36 +1300
      Franziska Haas
      2020-10-16 10:23:28 +1300
      Lauren Anne Harris
      2020-10-15 20:38:34 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-10-15 11:07:36 +1300

      "This for Margaret who doesn’t use technology and can’t pledge personally. "

      Natalie Milne Williams
      2020-10-15 09:08:47 +1300

      "All the best Denise!"

      Vivienne Anderson
      2020-10-15 07:49:28 +1300

      "Awesome project! "

      Laura Titi
      2020-10-15 07:23:39 +1300

      "Thank you for sharing our stories :) "

      Kussi Hurtado
      2020-10-14 22:31:54 +1300

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