Ergobaby & Every Mother Counts

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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 accessoriesย designed by Christy Turlington Burnsย that not only do so much to help the wearer and child ย 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!

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  • I love babywearing! My high needs 13 month old is ALWAYS happy in a carrier! She’s starting to outgrow my ability to wear her in the front and I’m dying for an Ergo to wear her on my back for quick trips to market. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • I love baby wearing and Ergo carriers are so wonderful! Also, as an OB who has seen (and also experienced) maternal hemorrhage, I appreciate the attention that Every Mother Counts is bringing to this topic. Thanks for sponsoring this giveaway!!

  • Cute design & such a good cause! I look forward to practicing babywearing with future #2 with all it’s wonderful benefits-I’m excited! It would be awesome to win an Ergo, maybe I could practice using it with my 2 1/2 year old before he gets too big lol : )

  • i wore my baby in a sling on front until she was too big for it! she needed the movement being as gassy as she was. i will certainly do it again with my next little one because it freed up my hands to do chores etc

  • I loved baby wearing and would have probably continued if i had an ergo…i have a bjorn hand me down and it starts to hurt my back after wearing for not even a 1/2 hour to shop.

  • I’d love to read a post about encouraging extended families to live more eco friendly without overstepping boundaries (unless you’ve already done it!).

  • I love babywearing because it keeps my little angel close and dear to my heart. I also applaud you all for the “Every mother counts” campaign because there is so much work put into taking care of our children that many mothers’ effort have gone forgotten.

  • The ergo is the only way that I am able to grocery shop with two kids. One on the back and the other holding my hand.

  • I love babywearing because I can keep my daughter close while we explore our world. Plus I don’t have to worry about stairs!

  • I love babywearing mostly because of the closeness it allows you to be with your baby and of course, the ability to be hands free to do needed tasks.

  • Wow I’d never hear of postpartum hermorrage or that it was so common! It is great to hear there is an organization spreading the word and helping save lives on something that is so preventable!

  • I love babywearing because it allows me to be close with my baby but still free to do other things as needed.

  • I love the ergo and baby wearing! And EMC is an organization that resonates with me as I dealt with a scary postpartum hemmorage after my first child. I was fortunate to have the medical treatment that women in other countries do not have. Very very thankful.

  • As someone who had a PPH, thank god there is someone bringing attention to this. It was an incredibly scary time and I am thankful for an organization to help!
    I love, love, love ErgoBaby and the carriers. Such a great thing to be hands free but still have your babe right there with you.

  • I love the Ergo! I love how even my 16 month old daughter still loves being worn on occasion. We are expecting another blessing in August.

  • I enjoy every moment I have with my baby being so close to me. I know one day I will have to chase her down like her older brother to hug her.

  • What a great charity! It seems like very little is discussed about PPH, and people really have no idea how dangerous childbirth can actually be.
    I love having my babies so close to me, and the added convenience of being able to “hold” them while still getting things done…is awesome! I’ve been wanting an Ergo, but haven’t been able to afford one, so this would be AWESOME to win!!

  • I am expecting baby #2 and I have not tried baby-wearing yet. But I can think of some major benefits of being able to hold the new baby in a carrier so I can have my hands free for my toddler!

  • I would love another Ergo for my 2 year old! He gets jealous of his baby sister in hers, so I end up having to carry him on my hip all the time! Would love to tandem-carry, or get my hubby a carrier. =)

  • I think baby wearing is a great opportunity to spend more time with you child. And of course you can get more done with your hands free!

  • I love how the Ergo evenly distributes the baby’s weight, so it’s not all on your shoulders or back. I have back problems and have been eyeing Ergo’s since I was still pregnant, but haven’t been able to afford one ๐Ÿ™

  • I love that they are helping moms without getting caught up in governmental red tape. I like the thought of being hands free while using an Ergo.

  • We have a 6 month old who is growing rather quickly. We tried to use the same carrier that we used for her older sister, (an Infantino one), but the buckles leave imprints on her legs and it kills my back to carry her in it, (I have back troubles that I am trying to get worked out through physical therapy.) We were suggested by a friend to get an Ergo, but they are so much more than we can afford right now. :/ I enjoy wearing her and carrying her so much, but it is difficult right now with my back. This would help immensely. Thank you for the opportunity to win one. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Also, from what I have heard and read, it has multiple wearing positions and also allows for breastfeeding, and my other carrier does not! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I have never owned an Ergo carrier, but I hope to VERY soon because I have heard AMAZING things about it!! I love the bonding that babywearing offers!!

  • I really want an ergo! My friend has one and talks about it all the time! I’m watching them trying to find a price i can justify buying! I hope I can afford one soon! Maybe I will win one!

  • We were globe-travellers with our baby and the ERGO allowed me to skip the buggy, BF without taking my baby out, and hop on/off trains or stroll around museums with ease.

  • I am very excited to wear our new baby and enjoy all the bonding that baby wearing will bring. I love everything about EMC and love that they provide ways for everyone to helps, no matter how small the deed.

  • I would love to see a post about how to gently guide family members to care for your child in more eco friendly ways. There seems to be a lot of resistance from our extended families. Thanks!

  • I love that babywearing is so comforting to baby. My lo would want to be worn all the time just for the comfort. I loved that he feels safe and protected, but I can still do what I need to do while cleaning, chasing other kids, etc. youtube name gkeeper333, also emailed a suggestion

  • I love the ergo, love using it with my toddler backpack style. He loves it too and it’s p comfy for me!

  • I love having my hands free while I’m baby wearing. I am able to hold my gal and continue to get some things done.

  • I love love love this design since the first day I laid eyes on it. I love babywearing because it allowes me to keep track of my son in busy places, hold him when he needs to be (usually at the most unwanted time like cooking dinner) it also allowes us to go hiking, to festivals, and farm.

  • I love the above Ergo print. I love baby wearing because it keeps baby close to me and I don’t have to worry about people getting in his face.

  • I first bought an Ergo when I was pregnant with my son, but it was more for my 2 year old daughter. I wore her in the Ergo up until she was over 3 years old, and would wear both of my babies simultaneously on occasion. I wouldn’t have been able to do that without the ergo!

  • I work in a hospital where I lift patients all day. As a first time mom, I want the best product on the market (BTW, I’m 14 weeks along!) I need something that’s safe for my back and body when I carry my little one. I’ve read what feels like hundreds of reviews and asked friends which carrier they choose….ERGO tops the list.

  • What an amazing organization! I know I definitely took it for granted to be able to give birth in a place where there were all the supplies needed, and it was clean, safe and comfortable.

  • This is so important! I’m actually going into development specifically so that I can work with women and children and it makes me so happy that more and more organizations are spreading the word about this important work!!!

  • Expecting our first in August, so I don’t have any favorites from experience yet. Everywhere you turn you hear GREAT things about ERGObaby products and how they are a must have! Also, love the attention that is being brought to this cause through Every Mother Counts. Thanks!

  • I have a 12 week old that needs this!!! She loves the comfort of my arms but I get nothing done! I think I would enjoy baby wearing!!!

  • Baby wearing is truly such a wonderful bonding experience to share with your child! A joy for both and a sanity saver! Don’t know how we would have survived without it.

  • I would love to try out this carrier since the ring sling didn’t work too well with my son or for me when I did wear baby. Now that I am pregnant with my second I know not to use or get another sling since it didn’t work. I love how it goes on both shoulders and not just one, it seems like the weight will be distributed evenly ๐Ÿ™‚

  • My baby is still being carried inside – but I can’t wait to carry her outside. I’m already a bit addicted to carriers!

  • Hello!

    I just had my baby 3 weeks ago & love wearing her! =] I’m already back to work & I don’t know what I’d do without my front carrier, but I do know I’ll need to step it up to something better for my body once she starts getting bigger! Would love to have an Ergo carrier!

  • I love baby wearing! Not only for the convenience but also because I can take my baby to the store, out walking, shopping, ect., and he never cries, gets fussy, or agitated. I believe having him close to me helps him stay calm in a high stress/stimulating environment. Also during this cold/flu season I can keep him close to me and away from germs and strangers who love to touch him.

  • i love that ‘every mother counts’ is helping to save women’s lives!! such an important cause! thank you so much for the information and the giveaway!

  • It amazes me how for the first time in decades the maternal death rate is going up. So I think Every Mother Counts is an amazing initiative that needs support.

  • I love that babywearing brings you and your baby more in sync. You are better able to notice your babies different cues and soothe them sooner. I love the new Night Sky Ergo carrier.

  • I love baby wearing for so many reasons so I’ll just share my first one (the one that hooked me). My first baby had severe acid reflux, an under-developed esophageal valve, and colic. He spit up constantly, and cried and screamed in my arms, in the swing, the bouncer, the stroller, you name it… Nothing made it stop but baby wearing made it better. Being hugged tight in a sling helped him burp better, he was snuggled and warm but not swaddled because he hated that! He could hear my familliar heartbeat He was just more comfortable, so I was too. Plus I could “wear him down” at night (important since I couldn’t nurse him to sleep and he hated rocking), cook, eat, shop, etc. while caring for a. Very high-needs baby.

  • I babywear both of my boys but I have just recently torn the velcro-strap on my infantino … BabyErgos are so sturdy and well made (not to mention flipp’n adorable!) I can’t wait to use an ergo with my two boys.

  • I love baby wearing, it was a life saver with my first who cried all the time. It was also helpful when I had I can my 2nd so I could have my hands free to help my almost 2 year old. If I win the give away I would give the carrier to my cousin who is pregnant with her first.

  • i love how the ergo allows the baby to be seated in a healthy position, and that they offer so much support for the wearer!

  • After carrying my child on the inside for 9+mos it only makes sense to continue carrying them close to me! I love that with the ergo it’s hands free & comfortable for mom!

  • I love Ergobaby. I don’t know how I would get anything done without mine. Plus, I love that it’s bonding for me and my little guy.

  • I’m a nanny for a family with five children and expecting my first in June. When my boss had her fifth I loved using her ERGObaby baby carrier. #5 always wanted to be held and the ERGO was the MOST comfortable carrier they had, it didn’t hurt my back like a few other carriers I could mention. And I felt good knowing the baby was securely in the carrier without a chance of falling out ๐Ÿ™‚ I love babywearing because you can keep your little one close and cuddly while also taking care of important tasks where your hands are needed!

  • As my baby gets bigger, my back can no loner support her weight in a sling. Every mom I’ve asked swears by Ergo. Some are still carrying their toddlers in theirs.

  • I’d never heard of Every Mother Counts until this post. The organization sounds Great! And so needed! I’m definitely going to poke more around their website but upon first glances I really like how diverse it is. People can really get involved on various levels and that’s one of my biggies with any charity organization. Thank you so much for bringing this to my attention!

  • I love babywearing because it makes parenting a baby the way it was meant to be easy in todays world. Babies should be close to their parents, and be able to breastfeed freely. Parents and babies should both share the closeness that comes from that contact and develop that bond that will last much longer than you could ever wear your baby. Wearing my babies allowed me to do so much while giving them the best care all at the same time.

  • I love how with baby wearing I’m in charge of who gets near my son I’m more protective and feel he’s safer with me than in a stroller

  • Didn’t try the ergo until our baby was too heavy for anything else, and even at 8 months pregnant I can wear my 35 lb son.

    Convenient when strollers would be a hassle!!

    I live the orange in this carrier! Would love to have a second with baby #2!!

  • I also have a preemie, born at 31+6. He spent his whole first month in the NICU, away from us. We couldn’t touch him until he was 72 hours old, and then, just his finger. At just over a week old, I held him for the first time, for only 15 minutes. Not having him come home with us was so hard, I feel like we missed out on a lot of bonding time.
    Babywearing gives me that feeling of closeness that we missed out on early on. He’s 7 months now, and I love having him close to me, close to my heart. He stays calmer and I can be productive.

  • I love babywearing!! Started with my Moby wrap at 2 weeks and wished I would have had it from day one. I don’t know how some mothers do without a carrier of some type.

  • About to be on baby 3 with two toddlers , I have always wanted an Ergo but they are too pricey! Would love to win one.

  • I love how inspirational and positive Every Mother Counts is! My favorite thing about the carrier is the fact that it allows the child’s legs to wrap around the person carrying them, rather than hanging there limp.

  • My friend has an Ergo carrier and its so cute and she says its really comfy. I love also that you can put toddlers in them!

  • Ergo is the most comfortable carrier I’ve used, and the only one my son likes and will stay in for longer than a few seconds

  • What beautiful carriers! I love the project. I have a sister-in-law who almost died from hemorrhaging during labor so it is wonderful to see an organization focusing on it.

  • really I started babywearing so that I could be hands free to do things like wipe down the kitchen ocunters and i still love it for that reason and to stay close to my boy

  • With my son the only way I could get anything done was wearing him. He had severe GERD (still does at 20mths) and always needed to be elevated. Now i am a nanny for another 20mth old and the carrier is a lifesaver. I can take both kids to the store and not have them fighting in the cart cause they are out of reach of each other. If I won an ergo I would be able to wear one of the kids even longer confortably

  • Our first is due in five weeks and I plan to babywear so baby stays close to mommy and daddy, but reading about the mission of Every Mother Counts hits home because my mother spent years living in Africa and places like that, lacking good medical care or where 80% of people still seek traditional medicines, attributes to the high maternal death rates.

  • I am all about baby wearing. I love my Ergo! My little sister is pregnant with her first baby and I would love to win this for her. Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I’ve wanted an Ergo for a long time. I like baby wearing for the convenience and having baby near while getting things done!

  • I love babywearing because it allows me more freedom with my hands free while being close to my baby.

  • I love babywearing!!! I wish I could use a carrier for my 15 month right now, but I am expecting our 2nd and final baby in mid April. Once I am done I want to be able to hold both of my kids close to me. Looking foward to that moment!!!!

  • I love that this has a higher weight limit. My boys are always big and I’ve only ever had a front carrier. I’ve had carriers break or they just got too front heavy for me. I like that this doesn’t have the metal frame that I am use to seeing with back carriers. It looks quite comfortable.

  • I love that this organization is bringing a very important topic to light. My friend had a postpartum hemmorage and it was really scary, thanks for doing your part in raising awareness!

  • I’m expecting my first, so don’t know for sure what I love about baby wearing yet! I love the idea that I can be close to my baby and interact with him all the time. That seems so important for development. This is a beautiful version of the Ergo too! I think it’s my favorite.

  • I adore the Every Mother Counts idea… and am dying to try an Ergo with my third baby. I love the versatility of how to wear and the thick, padded straps for comfortable wearing.

  • I love baby wearing, When the world gets too much for him, he can be comforted in my arms and hide. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I love the concept of babywearing because it allows me to stay close to my baby while being able to get stuff done around the house and spend time with my daughter. However my 7-week-old son hates the moby. I’ve heard so many good things about the ergo and would love to try one!

  • This is amazing! It is so great that people are being made aware of postpartum hemorrhage. I didn’t know anything about it until at 23 years old and my first baby, I went through it. Very scary and I’m glad I changed my mind on a home birth without a midwife. Thank you for all you do!

  • We couldn’t live without our Ergo, though we could really use another one! Also, as a very recent victim of postpartum hemorrhage, I am especially interested in Every Mother Counts.

  • I love the constant closeness I have with my child while baby wearing. He’s always happy and comfortable so that makes me happy. I would love to upgrade to an ergo!

  • I would love to wear my son more, I just don’t have a suitable carrier for him. All I have is a sling which is difficult to adjust and doesn’t fit him well.

  • I really love how this organization is working on saving so many women’s lives. It makes me happy knowing that there are people out there that care. I also really like the Ergo because it seems that it would help me around the house and out and about.

  • I love that baby-wearing allows me to get things done while keeping little one close especially when the little one wants to constantly be held.

  • I have used both a boba and the ergo, and while the boba was great with a tiny baby, I really love the ergo now that my daughter is 10 months and I find it more comfortable with my 3 year old. The padding in the straps is better and it’s easier to snap behind your back, plus the pocket is a huge bonus.

  • I’ve know a few women that have hemorrhaged after birth, one of which was NOT caught by nurses attending her, but a family member visiting – thank goodness! What a wonderful organization – spread the knowledge!

  • I love babywearing! I love that I can do what I need to do while having my baby in the safest place possible….my arms!! I have 3 different wraps/carriers and would love to add an ergo to make collection!

  • I love how I can keep my baby close but still do all of the things I need to do to take care of my family.

  • I love wearing my daughter. Having her snuggled close to me while still being able to get housework done is amazing!

  • I’m pregnant with my first child, due in 8 weeks. I can’t wait to carry him around! An Ergo seems like the best carrier for me to get! Wouldn’t that be wild if I won this one? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • I love the idea of babywearing, keeping baby close to breast as a newborn, keep them feeling warm and safe.

  • I love babywearing because it allows me to do more with my toddler when the baby wants to snuggle. It’s much more convenient when we are out in a crowd then pushing a stroller.

  • Amanda-

    I have ordered an Ergo carrier and have it on the way, but I wanted to know what you recommended when babies are little, fresh, and new I know Ergo makes an insert for when they’re small, but I think I might like something a little less bulky for when my little guy is new. I’m not due until February 2014 so I have time, but I really don’t know a lot of people that babywear (so weird to me as I would think you’d want your little one close to you). Let me know your thoughts!

    • Hi Jacki, congrats on your soon-to-arrive little one! You’ll love the Ergo, but are spot on – it’s not ideal for little ones, even with the insert. A wrap is a great option. I love the Boba wrap, though Ergo has just come out with their own! I’m not sure if they are on the market yet, but you may want to keep an eye out.

      I feel that a wrap is really ideal for little ones because they give a truly secure “hug” type of hold that helps keep baby close to you (great for skin-to-skin contact) and allows you to be truly hands-free if need be.

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