There are so many mommas and mommas to be around the world that are expecting or struggling with little ones. I believe that it’s my responsibility to do what I can to help mothers, babies, and families where and when I can. Sometimes I forget how easy it is to support great work being done by others both in the U.S. and worldwide.
Especially when it’s time to give gifts- birthdays, mother’s day, father’s day, the holidays, instead of buying gifts it can be a wonderful gesture to give in someone’s name to help mothers and babies thrive. Below are some causes that I support and I encourage you to check out!
Save A Mother educates women in Uttar Pradesh, India (which has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world) and Karnataka, India about pregnancy, nutrition, immunization, delivery and care of the child. (Save a mother now)
The leading cause of maternal mortality (deaths from pregnancy and childbirth related complications) is obstetric hemorrhage in which a woman bleeds heavily, most often immediately after giving birth. A woman somewhere in the world dies every 4 minutes from this kind of complication. The LifeWrap is a first-aid device used to stabilize women who are suffering from obstetric hemorrhage and shock. It is made of neoprene and VelcroTM and looks like the lower half of a wetsuit, cut into segments. This simple device helps women survive delays in getting to a hospital and getting the treatment that they need. It can be applied by anyone after a short, simple training. To date, it has been used on over 6000 women in 6 countries. (Donate life to a mother now)
“Giving Diapers, Giving Hope” lends cloth diapers to low income families to help lessen the burden of diapering their babies and hopefully put the money they save towards bills, food and clothing. (Donate cloth diapers to a family in need now)
Beat the Breastfeeding Booby Traps®–the cultural, institutional and legal barriers that prevent parents from making informed feeding decisions and that prevent moms from achieving their personal breastfeeding goals (whether that’s 2 days, 2 months or 2 years) without judgment, pressure or guilt. (Get involved, donate here, and buy products from companies trying to change the breastfeeding culture.
Is there a worthy cause related to supporting moms, dads, and babies that you think should be listed here? Contact me and tell me about it!