Honor your mom this Mother’s Day by giving another mom her best chance at life!

[ 0 ] May 7, 2014 |

4-30-2014 1-29-00 PMReprinted with Permission, COHI, 2014

Imagine if your mother had been alone or without the necessary supplies to bring you safely into this world. Honor your mom this holiday with a donation that will help another mother and baby survive their delivery. Circle of Health International (COHI) is partnering with Maternova to create a unique crowd-funding supply drive on Crowdrise. You get to choose a donation amount that will provide life-saving tools from Matrenova that will be sent to COHI to use for the next disaster response effort. COHI will mail your mom a Mother’s Day card on your behalf letting her know that you’ve made this life giving supply purchase in her name. Flowers will wilt but a mother’s love never fades…

View this Mother’s Day gift giving opportunity that will truly save a life here: http://www.crowdrise.com/MothersDaycohi

Funded by Providence mom and entrepreneur Meg Wirth, Maternova, is a pioneering e-commerce marketplace for technologies and innovations addressing maternal and newborn health. They focus on providing effective, low-cost tools to health workers and non-profits in low-resource settings.

The stark danger of childbirth
– One woman dies every 90 seconds….in the context of trying to give life
– In a country like Niger, this means 1 in 7 women will die ‘a maternal death’
– Worldwide, each year approximately 326,000 women die ‘a maternal death’
– And each year 1 million children are left motherless due to maternal death
– Each generation we lose 10 million women to maternal death
An estimated additional 350,000 midwives are needed worldwide to ensure universal coverage

What are the causes of death?
– postpartum hemorrhage (massive bleeding)
– obstructed labor (no access to a needed c-section)
– eclampsia (seizures that end in coma and death)
– infection or sepsis (unsafe abortion)

**source: Maternova

COHI helps mommas and babies in the toughest areas of the world and you can too! Don’t let a child grow up without its mother.

Choose from any of the Gift Card amounts below available on our Crowdrise campaign page: http://www.crowdrise.com/MothersDaycohi

Category: community, helping others, moms, new parents, wellness

Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of Kidoinfo.com. She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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