Women on Mission: Baby Byrd Doula Crafts to End Fistula

Doula Annie Byrd is passionate about missions. She also loves crafting. A mother of two young children, she donates her precious free time to sew treasures for Mama and Baby that she sells to raise money for the Fistula Foundation.

Photo Courtesy of Baby Byrd Doula

Photo Courtesy of Baby Byrd Doula

Fistula is a life-altering injury caused by childbirth. Women in third-world countries who lack proper obstetrical care can be particularly vulnerable. Maybe fistula awareness is a cause near-and-dear to your own heart. Or maybe, like me, you’re just learning about it. Annie suggests checking out the Fistula Foundation website for more information. You can also check out posts on her own blog, Baby Byrd Doula.

Annie first became aware of the fistula problem when she read a book called Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicolas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. She says, “Fistulas particularly impacted me because of how life-devastating this is for women, especially in third-world countries.” Annie works as a doula to support women through birth, and she relishes the opportunity to support and empower women with birthing injuries across the world.

Annie’s online store  features items such as baby wraps, diaper wet bags, nursing pads, and reusable snack baggies in three sizes.  Be sure to check it out and do some shopping. Her items make great baby shower gifts!

Diaper Wet Bags

Diaper Wet Bags

Nursing Pads

Nursing Pads

When I interviewed Annie, she offered some great advice for anyone wanting to get involved in turning crafting into a ministry opportunity as well as some helpful information about her products.

Q: How would you encourage someone trying to fundraise through crafting?
A: Just start. You never know how your efforts can be multiplied in the kingdom.

Matthew 13:31 He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.”

 Q: If you could teach your children one thing through this ministry, what would it be?
A: That you can do things that you love to help others.

Q: What is special about your lunch bags?
A: The lunch bags are great because they are washable, the interior is waterproof, and they are reusable, so you can use less plastic baggies. Oh, yeah, and they come in super cute patterns.

**This post contains book affiliate links to a book. I receive no compensation whatsoever for promoting Baby Byrd Doula crafts.

Do you craft to support missions? If so, I’d love to hear from you and possibly feature you on my blog. Please contact me at theforeverjoyfulhomeschool{at}gmail{dot}com..

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About Forever Joyful

I am a devoted wife, mother of three great kids and, most importantly, a follower of Jesus Christ. I love long summer days, photography and stealing quiet moments for writing.
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One Response to Women on Mission: Baby Byrd Doula Crafts to End Fistula

  1. These look great. =) I water-birthed – at home. He’s never had a shot or antibiotic.

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