Amy - Birthing my three daughters ignited my passion for birth. I wanted to help parents become less fearful about the birth process and feel completely supported throughout, so I became a doula. There is nothing quite like witnessing a tiny human transition earthside. It’s magic in a way that can’t be properly described!
Through my doula work I’ve had the privilege to support families in all sorts of situations: Hospitals, birth centers, home births, with midwives and doctors, water births, VBACs, cesarean births… I often saw parents struggling to have their needs heard in a complex hospital system.
I met Andy in 2013 when he and his partner Jen hired me to be their doula for their first birth. Andy, a graphic designer, created the first “Motherboard” for his own birth: A bright and beautiful visual “birth plan”. The hospital staff was instantly thrilled!
FINALLY, a way to listen to a family’s birth preferences in an easy-to-understand way! We knew we were onto something….
Building the dream…
It took five long years to find the right partner to build the platform we have today. In March, 2019 we partnered with Firepoint Studios, an all-inclusive health tech ecosystem. With their expertise and guidance, we were able to launch Motherboard the world on November 5, 2019 (our “birth”day!).
We are so honored, humble, and grateful at all the positive feedback we’ve received so far and promise to continue to build tech that helps both families and birth teams alike!