How lucky we are to have such wonderful friends around us. The awesomeness which is Mammasauraus has agreed to travel the country to raise money and awareness for Save the Children ‘Blog it for babies’ campaign. Have a look at where she is going, join in if you’re close and send a donation if you’re not.
We are blessed in this country to have the health care system we have. It may not be perfect and there will be times when we question the way it is run, and how much more they could do – BUT – they are there when we need them.
Those of you with children of your own will remember the care given to you in labour, the fact you had a bed to deliver on.
If intervention was needed the person assisting you was trained and had the equipment they needed to help you.
There may have been a birthing pool for you to deliver in, at the very least clean running water for the staff to wash their hands in and for you to shower or bathe in before and after delivery.
When you got home the midwife and health visitor were there to help you adjust to motherhood.
The GP is only ever at the end of the phone when you worry.
The mothers and babies we want to help have none of this but we can make a difference to them
The idea that we can as a community can make a change for hundreds of women and children is pretty awesome! The blog it for babies web site shows you just how easy it is to help
A spotlight to easy the work of the staff £8 – probably the same as you’d spend on lunch in a coffee shop tomorrow
Large instrument tray – £15 thats less than a basic hair cut and blow dry
A baby resuscitation kit for just £29 – the same as fairly standard pair of shoes for us
Kinda puts it into perspective really doesn’t it. Do we really need to buy a sandwich in Costa, will anyone notice if your hair grows another half an inch, and don’t you have enough pair of shoes already?
So whether you give £1 or buy a complete resuscitation kit or even just pass this on to others so they can support the cause as well, the mothers and babies of Bangladesh will be grateful for your support as will a band of slightly odd and eclectic bloggers and parents from this country too!