Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Save a Mom this Mother's Day

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This Mother's Day I told Lewis I wanted to go on a date. We are going this weekend! But the other thing I asked for was that we would give some money to help Adriel at The Mommyhood Memos make some Birth Kits!

Every minute a woman dies of complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. Ninety-nine percent of these deaths occur in developing nations.  For every woman who dies in childbirth, another 30 women incur injuries and infections, which are often preventable. (Source: World Health Organization.)

Adriel lives in Australia and works with YWAM Medical Ships. They provide a variety of medical services to those in need in Papua New Guinea. This year, Adriel has started a campaign called Bloggers for Birth Kits. In rural Papua New Guinea, 1 in 7 women die in childbirth. Birth Kits can really help reduce these risks. Please go to Adriel's blog to read more about this.
The Mommyhood Memos Bloggers for Birth Kits
 As soon as Adriel emailed me about this, I knew I had to share it. I think it's such a simple way to give back to other mothers from those of us who have been able to give birth safely.

Adriel has shared several options on her blog where you can get involved. Please go check them out! The easiest are blogging about this & posting a badge on your blog! But I think it would be really wonderful to make some birth kits or donate to YWAM Medical Ships so they can assemble their own birth kits!

 Happy Mother's Day!!!

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Adriel (The Mommyhood Memos) said...

LOVE this! What a great post - thank you so much for helping to promote this important cause!! We're up to 133 kits as of this afternoon! (Less than three days - woohoo!!)

Sounds like an awesome Mothers Day for you - a date and birth kits! ;) Ryan will still be in Papua New Guinea during Mothers Day. :( I miss him a lot, but working on this campaign is giving me a wonderful focus so I don't focus on feeling sorry for myself being alone. :)

Now, happy Mothers Day to you - one AWESOME mama!! xx

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