My little boy was born a year ago. And 21 months ago I began my journey of becoming a mother. My pregnancy and childbirth were both - eventful - with abdominal surgery, low iron, and a traumatic birth that required intervention for my son and I.
But I was fortunate enough to have access to valuable prenatal services during my 41 week journey and I received amazing care in the hospital while giving birth. My hospital was close and I had transportation to get there. I had access to caring nurses and knowledgable doctors, to comfortable surroundings, to any type of intervention I would need, to a NICU prepared to take care of my son, and to postpartum care for as long as I needed. This is, unfortunately, not the case for every woman giving birth.
EVERY MOTHER COUNTS is a non-profit organization dedicated to making pregnancy, and childbirth, safe for every mother. This inspiring organization heightens awareness about our global maternal health crisis. As I learned about this organization, I decided I wanted to get involved. I found out that the EMC running program has helped raise over $2.2 million which has provided rides to office visits, community clinics with necessary supplies, and portable solar electric sources for rural health centers!
Since distance is often the biggest barrier to a woman, and her family, getting the care they need, I'll be dedicating my miles over the next 11 weeks of training and the 13.1 I race in York, to help raise awareness, and support, for mothers - everywhere. Every donation helps!
Please consider donating to this wonderful cause to help other women get the care and support they need to keep on being strong, and beautiful, mothers!