Alternative Birth Services
Family Centered Midwifery Care
"I sincerely believe each of us naturally desires to "be the change."
If you have heard my Midwifery journey, you likely heard me describe this work as my change in the world.
May 28th represents Global Menstrual Hygiene day. This year, I felt an intense drive to take part in a meaningful way.
Unfortunately, menstrual cups are prohibitively overpriced in the United States. A Google Shopping search will yield a never-ending stream of virtually identical options. You will be hard pressed to find a cup under $30, with many cups retailing closer to $40.
At a $40 for a singular brand name, well reviewed cup, many working class people simply can't take the risk of trying something new.
In my opinion, there are two substantial barriers to obtaining menstrual cups. The first barrier is the considerable cost of the initial investment, and the second is the unknown risk of needing a different size or style.
Cups are incredibly practical as a portable, low long-term cost, and hygienic menstrual hygiene option. Other period products excel in their own ways, but nothing compares to a cup in terms of investment to lifespan ratio. This undoubtedly makes menstrual cups an extremely functional option for people who are in critical need of more affordable period hygiene products.With affordable access, menstrual cups can meaningfully reduce period poverty both nationally and globally.
With those economic barriers and considerable benefits in mind, I set out on an ambitious mission to find the best quality, most affordable cups. After several late nights diligently seeking the best manufacturer (without compromising quality or safety); I selected a reputable manufacturer and placed a bulk order for the menstrual hygiene product Alternative Birth could stand by.
My goal is to offer anyone in our Southern Utah who wants to try a menstrual cup, the economic opportunity to try one without an intimidating price point. Our profit margin on the standard cups is nearly zero. The slight profits we may receive will be reinvested back into our local community by donating extra inventory to community services providers. This means your investment directly contributes positively to meaningfully reducing period poverty in our own community."
The Thin Cup.
Reduce your period's carbon footprint
"Unfortunately, menstrual cups are prohibitively overpriced in the United States. A Google Shopping search will yield a never-ending stream of virtually identical options. You will be hard pressed to find a cup under $30, with many cups retailing closer to $40."
-Deanna Garrett, DEM Alternative Birth Services
100% silicone. FDA registered.
The cup we originally fell in love with.
Everything you need, simple, no frills.