10 mamas you can identify with
Women who live in poverty do not have adequate health care during pregnancy.
It doesn't matter where we are pregnant - Uganda or the U.S., Nepal or Bolivia - we all know the same thing: we would do anything for our child. We are all joined in the bond of motherhood; all able to understand what we previously had only heard about. But we're more similar than that, despite the lands and oceans that lie between us. Of the 109 pregnant mamas on Kangu right now, here are 10 that love doing things that my friends and I enjoy - and you might too! - just as much as them:
1. Watching football (soccer)
3. Teaching children
4. Running her business
5. Singing in the choir
6. Sewing clothes for her baby
7. Talking with her healthcare provider
8. Eating nutrient-rich foods
9. Singing with her husband
10. Smiling (all the time)
But what I didn't mention is that each of these women is living in poverty, and without Kangu and the Kangu community they would not have access to high-quality, respectful care before, during and after their delivery. Each day 800 women and 8,000 newborns die from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth, but 90% of these deaths can be easily prevented with a skilled attendant and clean facilities. Read their stories and learn how you can help them access the care they deserve to survive and thrive here.
This article was written by Casey Santiago, Founder and CEO of Kangu.org. This post originally appeared on Mogul here.