Global Team of 200 is a highly specialized group of members of Mom Bloggers for Social Good that concentrates on issues involving women and girls, children, world hunger and maternal health.
Our Motto: Individually we are all powerful. Together we can change the world. We believe in the power of collective action to help others and believe in ourselves to make this world a better place for our children and the world’s children.
Maternity Worldwide is working to change this reality. Maternity Worldwide is charity, with no religious affiliations, that works with local communities and governments to meet the needs of the women in some of the poorest areas. It started out of frustrations of a small group of public health professional who saw deaths in childbirth that could be prevented. (via Carrying The World On My Hip: No Mom Should Die During Childbirth - Save a Life)
I would like to tell you about Maternity Worldwide. Their motto is that no woman should die in childbirth, and they do a wonderful work all over the world to see that this is what happens. Education is key because as we all know, early prenatal care is the key to a healthy baby and mother. They train the local midwives and doctors in the best care possible for the mother and baby. They do step in and provide equipment and aid when necessary. (via My Devotional Thoughts: Maternity Worldwide: No Woman Should Die in Childbirth)
Having a baby should be a time of great joy and hope. But every year across the world 287,000 women die in pregnancy and childbirth. That’s one mother dying every 2 minutes, 800 each day. Another 7-10 million women and girls suffer severe or long lasting illnesses caused by complications in pregnancy and childbirth. These women do not need to suffer and die; most lives could be saved relatively easily and cheaply. (via Maternity Worldwide and Last Minute Christmas Gifts | Hike. Blog. Love.)
Out of those deaths, 99% of them occur in developing countries. London-based Maternity Worldwide, works to ensure safe births and improve maternal health in developing countries. A million children lose their mother each year due to complications in childbirth or their pregnancy. Young women face an even greater risk: girls and young women 15-20 years old, are twice as likely to die in childbirth than those in their 20s. (via Maternity Worldwide Saves Lives in Childbirth)
The thing about becoming a mother that bonds you to all other mothers is your shared experience. We have all gone through pregnancy, labor and delivery — then later dealt with a child’s feeding issues, teething, development and how to bring up that child in today’s world. Maybe it’s just me, but I feel I understand a little about each other person who is a mother because I know we have all gone through some of the same things. So it’s important to support one another. (via Alternative gift idea: Save a life with a Safe Birth Certificate | Tropic Home)
Giving birth should be a time of joy and hope for families, yet in Sub-Saharan Africa 1 in 39 risk dying in during childbirth. In developing nations around the world 800 mothers will die giving birth each day. These are areas without proper healthcare facilities or healthcare professionals within reach. No mother should die in childbirth, and many who do are only in the 15-20 year old age group. Other mother’s often leave behind older children who are then more likely to suffer from malnutrition, and a continued cycle of poverty. Most of these lives could be saved relatively easily for a small cost. This is where Maternity Worldwide comes in. (via » Still Looking For A Meaningful Gift? How About The Gift Of Life? documama)
Maternity Worldwide is now offering Safe Birth Certificates that you can purchase this holiday season. It costs $24 to sponsor a safe birth or $81 to sponsor an emergency delivery. The prices on Maternity Worldwide’s website are in pounds, but if you’re paying with U.S. Dollars, it will automatically change to dollars upon checkout. (via Help Maternity Worldwide Save Lives in Childbirth | Evolving Stacey)
If you are still looking for meaningful ways to give this season - either as a gift or as a donation, please consider giving to Maternity Worldwide, a British organization dedicated to improving maternal health in developing countries. Every year 287,000 women die in childbirth worldwide - that’s one mother every two minutes, 800 every day. Most of these deaths could easily be prevented - most of these woman die from complications and/or conditions that are readily and routinely treatable in other parts of the world. Currently, Maternity Worldwide is working in Ethiopia, Malawi, and Uganda. (via Crazy Casa K: Maternity Worldwide ~ Give for Christmas)
Ninguna madre debería morir durante el parto, por falta de atención medica adecuada. Tú puedes patrocinar una futura mamá y asegurar que de esta manera tenga acceso a los recursos que necesita para tener un parto seguro. Tal vez en esta Navidad en lugar de pedir los regalos tradicionales en estas fiestas, puedas pedir a tu familia un “Certificado de Nacimiento Seguro” que irá (de tu parte) a una mamá embarazada con menores posibilidades. (via Esta Navidad regálale atención médica a una mamá #globalteamof200 | Notas de Mamá)
If it weren’t for a whole host of amazing medical professionals, neither I nor my babies would probably have survived my pregnancies. I was preeclamptic with each of my two pregnancies and had my doctors not known what to look out for or been lax in monitoring me, I might have had a very different outcome. I needed care before, during and after labor. Because I received such a high standard of care, I was even able to avoid having c-sections or any more medical interventions during labor than those that were totally necessary. (via Another Gift that Gives Back: Give the Gift of Safe Birth | peek a baby)