We are supporting The Feminist Breeder’s Mother’s Day Campaign to help get life-saving birth kits to women around the world.
We would like you to join us.
According to The Birthing Kit Foundation, “Every 90 seconds, a woman dies of complications related to pregnancy and childbirth …many from infections acquired during childbirth”. This is especially shocking when so little is needed to change these statistics.
Some facts from the Birthing Kit Foundation website:
- Papua New Guinea was the very first country that received our kits in 1999. The need was great and the impact from the first 100 kits showed that at least anecdotally there was a significant reduction in maternal deaths.
- In Kenya 70% of women deliver at home and traditional birth attendants have no access to materials
- Ethiopia is a country of 80 million people in Sub Saharan Africa where 2.75 million women become pregnant every year and 93% deliver in the home. The issue of unhygienic births is of particular concern in remote areas where there are high rates of poverty.
- Afghanistan has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world, estimated at 1900/100,000 live births, and a lifetime risk of maternal death is approximately 1:9.
You can help by providing a “birthing kit” so that the women obtain necessary items to help ensure a healthier outcome for mom and baby. The birthing kit addresses the “7 cleans needed for a safe delivery.” The kits are basic with 6 items. A plastic sheet, soap, 2 gloves, sterile scalpel blade, 3 cords and 5 gauze squares. A simple kit that can save the life of a mother and her child.
Originally the campaign goal was to raise $300 but on Tuesday the post was updated and The Feminist Breeder had surpassed her goal. Now a new goal has been set and we (HealthyBabyNetwork.com) are contributing $15 for every $100 in donations above the original goal. The best part is that only $10 can buy three Birthing Kits so for a small amount of money, you truly can make a huge difference.