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The Million Moms Challenge

>> Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year, everyone!! I'm having a hard time believing it's already 2012. Having kids speeds up time, and I'm not even joking.

So back in December there was an episode of 20/20 that absolutely moved me. You can watch the full episode by clicking here. It's 40 minutes, which I know can be hard to find, but definitely worth the time if you've got it. If you don't have the time---In short, it was about all of the difficulties women have in other countries when it comes to pregnancy and childbirth. It reminded me of how very lucky we are that we have to opportunities and advances in medicine that we do. It's easy for me to forget that a lot of other places don't have experienced doctors like we do, or medicines that we do, or even basic knowledge like we do.

Because of a previous episode that was aired, they were able to help others out, and of course the help can continue. At the end, they talked about The Million Moms Challenge. By simply going to the site, and signing up (just entering your name, zip code, and email address) you can help them reach their goal of having 100,000 people sign up, and Johnson and Johnson will donate $100,000 to help moms and babies throughout the world. And of course they have a lot of other opportunities on the site for you to show your support and help if you are able.

What a great way to start off the new year---by helping out moms and babies in need around the world!

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I am LoW January 20, 2012 at 9:24 AM  

I remember watching A Birth Story (I think that's what the show is called, in TLC), it was on Mothers Day, so it was a special, and it was births from around the world. This mom from Afghanistan ended up needing an emergency c-section, after the baby was out, laying on a cold metal table unattended, the doctor went to the father and told him about the c-section, and told him that they needed find find some thread to sew her back up. It showed him running all around town, in a panic, trying to find thread.

How crazy is that?!?!

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