Did you know that Postpartum Hemorrhage is the leading cause of pregnancy-related death in the world, including in the US – and that nearly 90% of these deaths are preventable?
Hundreds of thousands of women die needlessly each year.
That is exactly what sparked model Christy Turlington Burns’s desire to found Every Mother Counts, an organization dedicated to putting an end to these senseless deaths.
Every Mother Counts believes that all women deserve access to care that can save their lives. They educate and inspire with the documentary No Woman, No Cry, and reach out to help spread their message by partnering with strong non-governmental organizations (like BlogHer, Babble, Babycenter, the Huffington Post and more). They reach out to countries, communities and mothers in need, providing funding for programs that provide exams, hospital care, midwives, transportation and so much more.
Their current donation campaign in is funding “mama kits” to birth facilities, which contain basic essentials like soap, gauze, ointments, baby blankets and various medical supplies. It honestly bring tears to my eyes just thinking that the items in these simple kits can make such an impact, and that so many women have no access to such basic items for the delivery of their babies.
Every ACTION Counts!
What I love about Every Mother Counts is that they really do believe that every action counts and they have an entire section of their website dedicated to showing people how to take action. There are so many ways to help make a difference with this organization that anyone can step up and help.
As many of you already know, I simply adore babywearing and believe so fully in the benefits – sometimes lifesaving – that babywearing provides. My own daughter was born premature and while I am sure she would have grown and done well I believe, with all of my heart, that babywearing and breastfeeding were the reasons that she thrived.
Ergobaby knows that better than anyone and they have partnered with Every Mother Counts to bring a line of carriers and accessories designed by Christy Turlington Burns that not only do so much to help the wearer and child but also to help mothers across the world. Every purchase helps provide funding to Every Mother Counts and their journey to educate and provide resources for mothers and their babies.
ERGObaby carriers are amazingly comfortable, even still to carry my three year old around in. The padded straps and quality materials that go into them are really what stands out to me about them and I recommend them often. The bonding and “extra hands” that babywearing provides is simply priceless if you ask me. I wore my two youngest babies from birth and only wish that I had known about it with my first. To help promote these beautiful, meaningful carriers and give one mother the gift of babywearing ERGObaby has offered a carrier here to give away. Enter for your chance to win below and be sure to keep the beautiful carrier series above in mind when you buy your next carrier – and be sure to give ERGObaby a big thanks for this!