(I wrote this post with Bupa, for PND Awareness Week)
“You are not alone.”
“I am here for you.”
Will you join me and close your eyes for a moment, after you read over those words a few times. Let them sink in and feel the power there, the sense of connection.
Imagine if every new or expectant Mamma, who was feeling alone, unsure or sad could hear these words. Imagine if they could somehow truly understand and believe that they were not alone, and how valued they are?
Dear Mrs R,
It was a bit of a blur last year at school, hard to keep thoughts straight at times. Between the prep, testing, 4 page reports, prepared speeches, detentions, meetings to discuss behaviour, homework, concerts, reading logs .. I could go on and on. I find myself with the head space to finally put this all in some sort of perspective. For a 5 year old boy, all of this might seem a little over the top, it certainly does to his Mother now that I can reflect properly.
“Every 90 seconds a Mother dies in childbirth. Globally, 2.9 million babies don’t make it through their first month of life because they don’t have access to basic health care.”
I cannot really comprehend these facts. In our world, where we are surrounded by choice, luxury and the very best health care, how can you possibly comprehend this happening?
“In Nepal, the maternal and child mortality rate is amongst the world’s worst. Every 4 hours a Nepali woman dies due to preventable complications in pregnancy and childbirth. Every 2 hours a Nepali newborn dies.”
We can all help change these heart breaking statistics.