How long has Everyday Birth Magazine been around?
What's Everyday Birth Magazine's birth story?
Everyday Birth Magazine began — a seed of an idea — when founder and editor Cheyenne Varner sat in her OB/GYN office waiting for an appointment, early Fall of 2017. Cheyenne had been a doula for a little over a year at that point and had already started The Educated Birth, a collection of inclusive birth education materials for birth workers. Sitting in that chair, waiting as everyone does in their doctors' offices, she thumbed through the magazines provided and had that same sense of discontent that she felt when searching for inclusive birth education materials. "I don't see myself here," she thought.
Later that season, Cheyenne met Sarah Choi. Sarah was Cheyenne's first postpartum support client. As they chatted in-between caring for Sarah's son, Max, and attending to Sarah's rest, hydration — all the good things that support healing and a healthy postpartum experience — Cheyenne's idea for a magazine was revealed. "It should come out by mother's day," Sarah said. She was on board.
From there, a team of all POC folks assembled. DeAudrea Rich offered photography. Virginia Strobach created custom illustrations for the cover and several articles. Maria Oya X offered insight into inclusivity, guidance to ensure that all parents would really be spoken to, seen, and welcomed by our content. The first issue of Everyday Birth Magazine dropped Spring/Summer of 2018.
How can I become a subscriber?
I'm glad you asked! Visit www.everydaybirth.com/subscribe and join us as a digital subscriber at $4/month or $40/year, as a print + digital subscriber at $5/month or $50/year, a waiting room subscriber at $15/month or $150/year, or an advertising subscriber at $65/month for 12 months or $650 one-time.
Has there been any press on Everyday Birth Magazine?
We’ve had the pleasure and honor of having partners publish articles about and/or help spread our content through their outlets.
Where is Everyday Birth Magazine going?
The future of Everyday Birth Magazine is a deepening and widening of what it means to be inclusive toward parents and families in the birth world. It's continuing to intentionally center the images and stories of parents of color, people who identify as LGBTQIA+, people of many body sizes, and more.
The future of Everyday Birth Magazine is striving to remain attune and relevant to what's going on in the world and in reproductive health and justice.
The future of Everyday Birth Magazine is landing in every waiting room, every community space, and on every doorstep that's looking for more stories and more education on pregnancy, birth, postpartum — and honestly, even more areas of reproductive health and family life!
The future of Everyday Birth Magazine is the growth of a team. We hope to bring on more birth workers and more folks committed to inclusion and justice to support the ideation, production, packaging, and delivery of more magazines.
The future of Everyday Birth Magazine is continuing to redistribute. We want to do more fundraiser kick-offs like our campaign with the National Black Midwives Alliance. As we grow and become more sustainable ourselves, we believe that should overflow into our community.