We’re making some changes here at The Birth Geek
and we’re quite excited about it.
In the last few weeks, we have worked hard together to make an even greater effort to use more inclusive language. This means that we are working on changing all of our content and contracts to include gender-neutral language- No more mother, father, she, he, husband, or wife.
Why this change?
Being in Atlanta, we have a hugely diverse population. Non-traditional families are becoming more and more the norm and we don’t wish to alienate anyone. Even our team is made up of members who are male or female-identifying, who are queer, bisexual, polyamorous, or have transgender partners!
Not only are we wanting to include those of your with non-traditional families but we are you.
This also is comforting to single parent families or families where the parents aren’t married yet or never plan to be.
What changes will you see?
Starting this week you will see more content on gender-neutral parenting, non-traditional family types and their specific needs and challenges, and pieces on LGBT+ programs in our community. We will also be going back through our website and blog posts changing the images, wording, pronoun usage.
If we’re not using gendered terms, what will we be saying?
-In place of mother, we will use terms such as birthing parent or birthing partner.
-In place of father, we will use terms such as non-birthing parent or partner.
-In place of she/her and he/him pronouns, we will use them/their.
Feel free to tell us your pronouns or titles when we meet you. Our team is more than happy to share ours with you as well.
Our hope is that these changes will only make you feel even more comfortable with our support and care. There will be no downsides, only positivity. Everything we do, we do with our clients in mind and this is absolutely no different.