I know most of my readers are from the UK but I would like to raise awareness for an amazing US based organisation called Every Mother Counts Every Mother Counts. I will explain more about them in a moment. My initial thought about discussing this were ‘Thanks but no thanks.’ as our Mother’s Day has been and gone. But then I thought about it. Who says we should only get one Mother’s Day? All Mother’s should be celebrated as much as possible. Than I read about Every Mother Counts and to be honest this post became a ‘no brainer.’
Every Mother Counts
Every Mother Counts is a charitable organisation helping Mothers globally. Their mission is to reduce the amount of maternal deaths caused by complications in pregnancy and child birth. I found it very hard to read that in 2017 over 300,000 woman die due to child birth complications globally. Initially I though perhaps this was predominantly a developing world issue and whilst it is, research is showing that the maternal death rate in many first world countries is on the increase. ON THE INCREASE! That is unacceptable.
How they help…
Every Mother Counts uses the donations they receive to provide electricity to clinics so the medical teams can conduct their work. They help educate midwives further about risks and safe practices and they help provide transport to expectant mothers so they can receive the prenatal care they need. The fact is 98% of these deaths are preventable with the right education, transportation and supplies.
How You can help…
Every Mother Counts has also teamed up with some amazing brands in their SHOP including Stella and Dot and the Baby Box co. Each brand is a trusted partner and it is clearly indicated how much from each sale is donated. You can even make yourself a Baby Registry to give to friends and family.
I’m sure we can all help…
Some of us are lucky enough to have relatively complication free pregnancies and childbirths. That is certainly not the case for me. Whilst both my babies were fine and never at great risk my body was a different story. I am eternally grateful for the help and medical interventions I received after giving birth to my eldest. One day I will elaborate more on here but for now, over four years later, it is still a subject both Hubby and I struggle to talk about. Without the resources and expertise of the midwives and doctors that day the outcome could have been very different.
All children deserve to have their mothers there to bring them up. The country you are born to, the culture and the poverty should now be allowed to dictate the risk of child birth. All mothers and children deserve the same chances so it is time to level the playing field. Even a small donation can go a long way to helping someone in need. This is an amazing organisation doing some seriously valuable work.