Updated: the Save the Children Virtual Clinic is now online and you can make a donation and see exactly what you have built for babies.
Today I want to tell you about #BlogitforBabies. On Saturday Mummy was with Save The Children, where she re-lived her birth experience. She says it hurts a bit when you have children, but that it’s worth it when the doctors and midwives at the hospital put your new baby into your arms. She told me of the overwhelming joy when a mother breastfeeds her child, nurtures her baby, and watches him grow. Apparently there is no feeling like it. Unless….
Your nearest birth clinic is a 6 hour walk away from home, and looks like this. You will need a couple of strong men to carry you there. In the villages of Bangladesh, this is where you are likely to give birth, unless……
You are not one of the lucky ones who can find their way to a birth clinic. In this case, like 8/10 labouring women, you will give birth at home, in your own bed. Your home-birth experience will leave a lot to be desired.
he is one of the 11 newborn babies that die every hour of every day. If he survives, you can watch his malnourished body slowly grow, unless…..
He contracts a common childhood disease like diarrhoea, which he may not survive.
If you are a pregnant woman in Bangladesh, these are the the everyday worries that will confront you about your baby.
Save The Children succeed in raising funds to build clean, safe birth clinics, staffed by a qualified midwife. Unless they manage to get enough signatures on a petition to ask the G8 Summit in May to put an end to world hunger. Unless they can continue to vaccinate malnourished babies and children against common childhood diseases.
Please sign the petition, write your own post, share this one on your Facebook page or on Twitter using the #blogitforbabies, or simply donate £1 by text, or whatever you can on the Just Giving page, so that all mothers can see their babies grow up….
I am joining Annie from Mammasaurus in her venture to support Save the Children’s campaign in Bangladesh. From the 30th April Annie will be travelling the UK, fundraising and spreading the word about this wonderful organisation and their work. Please join us on our mission, in any way you can.