Did you get a little bit of celebrating in over Mother’s Day weekend? It’s a wonderful feeling to pause, breathe for a moment and take in all that motherhood. Despite the exhaustion, the constant logistics headaches and challenges few of us imagined, we love being mothers. We wear that badge with honor as we try to raise happy and healthy kids.
However, not every family gets to be raised by their mother—every two minutes a woman dies in pregnancy in childbirth. Almost all of these deaths are preventable. Every Mother Counts recently launched the #Every2 campaign which focuses on preventing avoidable maternal deaths by taking simple actions throughout the month of May. Here’s how you can join in:
When a baby is born, a mother is also born. During the month of May upload 2 photos of the day you were born a mother. See other moms’ photos here. You’re all so beautiful!
Donate 2 dollars
When you make a secure donation to Every Mother Counts, mothers are linked to providers of essential health care and fewer mothers die from preventable causes during pregnancy and childbirth.
Run 2 miles
Using the free app Charity Miles it’s easy to make a donation while you’re going for a run or even a walk. Simply choose Every Mother Counts as your charity of choice while you get some exercise.
Buy 2 gifts
From clothing and jewelry to works of art, the perfect gift exists in the Every Mother Counts Shop. When you purchase a gift, a portion of the proceeds goes to supporting the work of Every Mother counts.
With such a wide variety of options to choose from, there’s an action (or two!) for everyone.
Take Action Challenge
Help share the message and increase the impact of Every Mother Counts. Be sure to use the #Every2 hashtag, and continue to spread the word throughout the month of May.