Overwhelmed. That is the word that I would use when I opened my inbox this morning and saw how many bloggers had written about CleanBirth.org! I knew that my post would appear at Girls’ Globe which is a co-sponsor of our first week of crowd funding.
But I hadn’t banked on so many bloggers coming through, many of whom talked personally about their reasons for doing so.
The fact that so many mothers had experienced losses or difficult births, made the issue of maternal and infant mortality very personal for them. And the posts reflect these mom’s fierce desire to prevent any mother from experiencing the pain of child loss. Thank you to all.
I lost a baby to something possibly preventable, but I still feel like we had a chance. I was able to birth in a clean, sterile environment and really got top-notch care according to the current standard of care.
In countries across the country, babies and mothers die because they don’t have needed basic necessities during childbirth…
Eight years ago, I had two miscarriages. Nothing I could do to prevent them. It was just one of those things. Maybe it was because something was wrong with the babies. I don’t know, and I never will. When I think about these times in my life, I still have a little pinch in my heart. But at the end of the day, there was nothing I could have done differently, knowingly or not. Somehow, that knowledge has helped healing.
But for many moms, it’s not the case.
From Olga at http://www.europeanmama.com/making-birth-safer/
After my own birth experience with my first child, I became very sensitive to women in labour and each story of a birth gone wrong shakes me up like nothing else.
Here’s another story about how the efforts of one person can save lives…
From World Moms Blog Founder, Jennifer Burden http://www.worldmomsblog.com/2014/02/04/5-saves-lives-cleanbirth-org-multicultural-kids-blogs-girls-globe/
If everyone who reads this post just donated $5, we could make a very large difference in the life of our fellow World Moms in Laos. For almost the equivalent of a cup of fancy coffee, we can have a feel good, mother earth kind of day together.
Sometimes when we look around there seems to be so much need and we don’t even know where to begin. This is a starting point, and I hope you will consider helping this cause.