Did you know that every day 800 moms-to-be die in pregnancy in childbirth? Unfortunately, the numbers are true – and it’s time for a change. That’s why we’re partnering with The White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA), Kangu.org, and The Moms to ensure that moms-to-be all over the world have access to safer labors and deliveries.
Becoming a mom makes you realize just how important a safe and worry-free delivery alongside skilled medical professionals is. Every mom deserves to have the care she needs in order to bring healthy babies into this world – and we’re making it our mission to help out in every way we can.
As part of the awareness campaign, we’ve put together an on-going event called Star Showers to team up with celebs, brands and consumers to fundraise so that no more mothers are lost in childbirth. On November 14 in NYC, we’re kicking off the Star Showers series with a very special baby shower for mama-to-be Daphne Oz (host of The Chew and daughter of Dr. Oz). New and expecting moms Hilaria Baldwin, Georgina Bloomberg, Amber Sabathia and Georgina Chapman (from Marchesa) will also be at the event to pledge their support for moms around the globe.
But we’re not just celebrating celeb mamas! Every Star Show will also honor admirable, everyday parents that have been chosen via contests by mom bloggers, Star Shower partners and other brand partners who want the world to know about a great, local brand. And we’ve got more: Kangu.org is also launching a viral baby registry so you can shop for gear for moms-in-need every hour of the week.
So, how can you help?
Donations made to Star Showers will go directly towards efforts to make safer deliveries possible from moms all over, from Seattle to Sri Lanka and more. Moms-to-be need more resources support and skilled professionals to help deliver babies the safest way possible – and we don’t have time to waste!
Want to attend the Star Showers launch event this Thursday, November 14th at 6:30pm in NYC? We’re giving away three tickets to NYC-metro area moms. Please email [email protected] with a short explanation of why you’d like to support Star Showers and we’ll pick three winners.