Binsi Prima Mama Birth Skirt Giveaway

9 Nov

As I spend time thinking about what my second labor will look like, I’m reflecting a lot on my first one.  I was nine days past due, my labor was ten hours, start to finish.  Zoe was OP – which gave me a good dose of back labor  (I had bruises the next day from all the counter pressure I asked my husband to apply to my back with a rolling-pin.)  I pushed for 27 minutes and my daughter graced me with a compound presentation that gave me a second degree tear on my labia.  Nice, huh.  And yes, I just said “my labia” on the world-wide inter-webs.

Birth skirt available in size medium with lily print only.

In preparation for labor number two, I’m thinking about some of the changes I want with my second one.  There aren’t many but I will have a doula present and possibly a birth photographer, I’ll visit a chiropractor as much as I can my third trimester and I will give some thought to what I will labor in –  rather than wearing  just what I have on the moment my contractions start,  which was, with Zoe, a sundress and an old white tank top.

By the time my labor kicked into high gear, the sundress was rumpled on the floor, I had on a pair of very un-sexy Depends, socks and my grubby white tank.  I was looking about as unglorious as can be with mascara smudges under my eyes and a bird’s nest for hair. The truth is, in the moment, I didn’t care, the look actually went really nicely with my rocking on all fours and my low moose-like bellowing, but today, looking at the pictures – oh boy…

In celebration of that whole “I’m busy birthing a baby look,” I’m giving away a very cool birthing skirt. It is a brand spanking new Binsi Prima Mama Birth Skirt, size medium in the lily print. The skirt is really, really pretty. I’m almost too attached to it to give it away! This A line skirt has a draw string and slits up the side with snaps all the way down the front, for ease of removal.  It was designed by a doula and mother with laboring women in mind!  See further description below.

For a chance to win your Binsi Prima Momma Birth Skirt please leave a comment below telling me where you are planning on having your birth.

The contest will close at the end of  Friday, November the 12th, at the stroke of midnight! The winner will be chosen by random.org’s sequence generator.  If the first number chosen doesn’t qualify (the commenter didn’t follow the rules, the comment is a response from me, etc.) I will move on to the next number until I find a winner. Please make sure that you’ve signed in to the comments section with a valid email address, so that I can contact you if you win. If you don’t win, stay tuned for another great giveaway coming soon!

Don’t be shy! Here are some ways to earn extra entries*:

  • Tweet this contest for one entry.
  • Post this contest on Facebook for one entry.
  • Subscribe to this blog, The Joy of This, for one entry (If you already subscribe post a comment saying that.)
  • Blog about this giveaway with a link back here for one entry.

*Each entry needs its own comment. Unfortunately, I cannot accept combined entries as more than one entry. For example,  sending in one entry that says you blogged and tweeted about this post will only count as one entry

Description of the Binsi Prima Mama Birth Skirt:

  • Side slits for movement and a super sleek look!
  • Bend, sit,or squat as needed without an ounce of extra material to get in the way!
  • Under-belly fit.  Made for monitoring and stays off sensitive skin during contractions.
  • Adjustable drawstring.  Grows as you grow, and then shrinks back too.
  • Front snaps allow for a better fit and ease when removed.
  • Ideal for home or hospital births.
  • Don’t just wear it for your birth!  It’s great for everything from prenatal appointments and yoga to a walk in the park.

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37 Responses to “Binsi Prima Mama Birth Skirt Giveaway”

  1. Mommypotamus November 9, 2010 at 9:48 am #

    I wish I had one of these last time! I’m not pregnant so maybe I can’t enter, but if I have another baby he/she will most definitely be born at home. The momma I want to win this for will be birthing at home, too. :)

    • Joy November 9, 2010 at 11:00 am #

      Oh, good point Heather! You don’t need to be pregnant to enter. You can enter for a friend, family member or on behalf of your doula client, whomever!

  2. Tammy mendoza November 9, 2010 at 11:20 am #

    I have to say, I am glad to hear i am not the only one who had a hard time with tears. I was 5 days late with my son and when I finally went into labor, I went fast. 4 hours from first contraction to him being born. But one small(or should I say big) problem, I tore 4th degree. I had wanted to do natural birth with no epidural, which I did and I am proud of it. But after he was born at 9 lbs 9 oz and me with a 4th degree tear, both inside to my cervix, up to my cloritis and through my rectrum I was in for a 4 hour surgery to reconstruct my lower region. Then a 5 day hospital stay with 2 blood transfusions, liquid morphin and pain like nothing else for the next few months.
    I do plan to have another and yes, to everyones amazement, I want to have it natural, no epidural and AT HOME. I know I can do it, and even through all the tears and pain, I want to try it again.

  3. Brittany Garrett November 9, 2010 at 11:21 am #

    I would LOVE one of these! I’m due in two months and will be birthing at All About Babies Birth Center in Argyle.

    • Mommypotamus November 9, 2010 at 8:46 pm #

      I LOVE that birth center. So beautiful!!!

  4. Maggie Grayson November 9, 2010 at 12:59 pm #

    I am so excited about my next birth experience! I plan to birth at HOME :) I experienced a C-section with my first, VBAC in a hospital with my second, and now my third, a precious baby girl, will be welcomed into the world at our home :) YAHOO!

    • Joy November 10, 2010 at 9:17 am #

      I love meeting mommas that have had success stories! It helps me know that I can do it again! :)

  5. Michelle November 9, 2010 at 6:43 pm #

    I plan to have my next one at home. And no, Joyous, I am not pregnant. This time we are not catching it from you guys.

    • Joy November 10, 2010 at 9:18 am #

      Too bad.

  6. Michelle November 9, 2010 at 6:47 pm #

    Oh and I am subscribing to your feed after this comment.

  7. Michelle November 9, 2010 at 6:52 pm #

    And I just shared the link. (PS I wanna win)

  8. michellegold November 9, 2010 at 7:35 pm #

    and I just linked you from my wordpress….bam!

  9. michellegold November 9, 2010 at 7:36 pm #

    Be forewarned that you are probably my only reader, though. :)

    • Joy November 10, 2010 at 9:15 am #

      Haha! I doubt that! (and this comment doesn’t count, okay)

  10. Mommypotamus November 9, 2010 at 8:47 pm #

    Posted on FB :)

  11. Tammy mendoza November 9, 2010 at 9:11 pm #

    Posted on FB

  12. Tammy mendoza November 9, 2010 at 9:11 pm #

    And of course, i tweeted it too :)

  13. Tammy mendoza November 9, 2010 at 9:13 pm #

    and to top it off, I subscribed to the blog :)

  14. Bethany November 9, 2010 at 9:32 pm #

    I don’t know where I want to have my next one. I’m just glad I can have a next one. Take THAT cancer!

    • Joy November 10, 2010 at 9:14 am #

      Yay for more babies…Cancer can suck it! Love you, Bethany!

  15. ElisabethCS November 10, 2010 at 7:42 am #

    I wish you’d had this give-away 4mo ago;) I made one. Wore it. loved it. I actually made two. I was going to do a give-away myself with the one I didn’t use.

    I’ll blog it today…at some point;)

    • Joy November 10, 2010 at 9:14 am #

      I’ll probably enter your giveaway, since I’m gonna wish I had something like this for my next birth!

  16. joanna November 10, 2010 at 7:45 am #

    I’m birthing my first at a freestanding birth center in Indianapolis around New Year’s. I’ve already got a top I planned on wearing for the birth (or not, depending how I feel…), but couldn’t justify the cost of a Binsi skirt, so wasn’t sure what I was going to do. This is a great giveaway!

  17. Patricia Mazzeo November 10, 2010 at 9:07 am #

    My Labor was 15hr. Walked around in a non-pregnancy long dress for the begining. Then changed into a moo-moo (somewhat comfortable). But when I got in the tub I was stark naked. Would have liked to labor in something more comfortable though….

    • Joy November 10, 2010 at 9:19 am #

      Hey Patricia, be sure to tell me where your birthing your next baby in order to make the comment “count.” Love you, girl!

    • Patricia Mazzeo November 12, 2010 at 11:02 pm #

      Hallandale Birthing center in FL

  18. Alison Chapman November 11, 2010 at 11:58 am #

    OMG (yeah, I just said OMG) I want this skirt! It’s so pretty and sweet AND practical – what a weird but welcome combo! I am birthing at Inanna in about 2 1/2 weeks – yikes! I’m posting this on FB and I’m following your blog now! Didn’t know you had a blog – can’t wait to read more!

    Thanks Joy!

  19. Jane November 11, 2010 at 2:55 pm #

    We plan to have our baby at Inanna Birthing Center. I hadn’t thought of what I would wear (or start off wearing) during birth. Maybe this skirt!

  20. Laura Scott November 12, 2010 at 12:19 pm #

    I had my eye on this skirt back w/baby #4….now pregnant and due in early feb w/#5 I’d kill for one of these!
    My midwife passed this blog on to me! thanks!!!

    We’ll be birthing in the birthing center again! I can’t say enough wonderful things about the experience I had there! Can’t wait! (well sort of hahaz)

    • Joy November 12, 2010 at 12:23 pm #

      Thanks for commenting, and wow, you’ve got a great blog!

  21. Jenna D. November 12, 2010 at 12:39 pm #

    I’m planning on birthing at Inanna Birthing Center in Denton, TX. The ladies have been so good to me during my prenatal care. Since this is my first “natural birth”, I’m thankful for their knowledge and encouragement that “I can do this!”

    The skirt is a great idea! I was concerned about modesty during the birthing process. I may have to give this a try, even if I don’t win. :)

  22. Cindy Lewis November 12, 2010 at 1:47 pm #

    I will be birthing at home with my midwife from Gentle Beginnings Birth Center.

  23. Des November 13, 2010 at 1:36 pm #

    I am planning on having a water birth, in a hospital, in Belgium!

  24. Alison Chapman November 15, 2010 at 9:37 am #

    Got a winner yet? :)

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