On Mother's Day, we talk a lot about the gifts we might give our own moms (anything fit to be custom framed is high on our list). But the holiday is also a good opportunity to become educated about the challenges many mothers around the world face, and learn how we can help.
We've got several moms here on our team at Simply Framed and have long admired the organization Every Mother Counts, both for the work they've done and the awareness they've raised about the global epidemic of inadequate maternal care for mothers and soon-to-be-mothers.
Many health centers in low-income countries lack the tools and medicines necessary to keep women safe. One woman dies every two minutes during either pregnancy or childbirth. While this might sound like something that only happens in the developing world, the United States has the highest maternal death rate of any developed country, losing two women per day. You can read more about the global state of maternal care here.
According to Every Mother Counts, 98% of these deaths are preventable. Their mission is to decrease the number of maternal deaths worldwide by helping mothers access essential maternity care to make pregnancy and childbirth safe for moms everywhere.
Past and current grants range from supporting midwifery training in Guatemala and Syria to providing solar electricity to clinics in Nepal. They've trained lawyers in India document maternal health rights violations and provided doula care to at-risk women in New York City, to name just a few.
Until midnight on Mother's Day, Simply Framed is donating $5 of every purchase made with the code EVERYMOMCOUNTS at checkout to this amazing organization—so be sure to use this code when you hit the buy button! Besides just ordering a custom framed gift for your own mom this Mother's Day, you'll be helping moms everywhere.
Learn more about Every Mother Counts here.