One of the most profound things that I’ve learned since I started this blog is the incredible way that women come together to help each other. I am constantly introduced to women entrepreneurs, authors, writers, leaders, creators and teachers either in person or through the web and each time I am impressed upon by them in some way. We have cultivated communities to facilitate communication and teach each other about parenting, politics, health, religion, education-and in doing so the layers are woven and we are all strengthened.
This is an incredible community to be a part of for so many reasons, but one of my favorite things is when companies, people and ideas come together to help others on a grander scale. One of my favorite collaborations is with ErgoBaby and their Guest Designer Series to benefit Every Mother Counts.
A little while back, My friend and MGC contributor, Wendy, got to meet and chat with Christy Turlington Burns about the launch of ErgoBaby’s design series with Every Mother Counts, a non-profit organization dedicated to worldwide maternal health. Burns, the founder of Every Mother Counts, is and will remain the creative director of the collections, each year with a new celebrity designer. The collaboration will work to end pregnancy-related maternal mortality around the world by donating a portion of the proceeds for every ErgoBaby Designer Series product sold.
I’m honored to be partnering with Every Mother Counts and ErgoBaby to promote their mission and the product by co-hosting a twitter party with them tonight, and by sharing about the Every Mother Counts designer ErgoBaby carrier.
Both my husband and I have been wearing our babies in the ErgoBaby carrier for more than four years and is easily our #1 go-to method of transporting our children around New York City and beyond. The carriers are so comfortable for both child and parent and are also easy to use and store, I truly don’t know what we’d do without them.
This is one of two ErgoBaby carriers in the Every Mother Counts collection, the Umba Solid.
For me, it’s incredibly special and meaningful to be able to show my support for women and mothers around the world while wearing one of my babies. I personally think the pattern is beautiful as well.
This “Umba” pattern was created by Chantal, a businesswoman in Togo, who provides for her family through textile design. Her batik method involves a specially carved wood stamp, hot wax and a white piece of cotton. Ergobaby is proud to work with The Collaborative Group, an organization that brings sustainable employment to women around the globe, to source design from the very regions served by the Every Mother Counts partnership.
Please join us in tonight’s Twitter Party
In honor of February’s focus on heart health, we’ll be talking about healthy hearts and healthy pregnancies during our Twitter party. A healthy heart is key to having a healthy pregnancy and baby. If mom’s cardiovascular system isn’t healthy, her baby isn’t healthy either. There’s a lot women can do to support their heart and health during pregnancy. Cardiovascular disease impacts women at astounding rates and at all ages. In fact, it kills more women than cancer does. While stroke and embolus (which can happen during pregnancy) fall in the category of “heart disease,” hypertension is the number one complication physicians report among their pregnant patients. That might mean only a “little high blood pressure,” but it might also indicate serious complications like preeclampsia. What should women do to support their heart health during pregnancy? Join our Twitter party and find out.
If you’re pregnant, a recent mama or interested in maternal health, please join us Tuesday February 26 at 9pm EST/6pm PST. Let’s talk about maternal health and healthy-heart pregnancies.
Join me in showing our support for maternal health and awareness. Those who tweet with us also be entered to win prizes from the Every Mother Counts ErgoBaby Designer Collection to be given throughout the hour. Eligible for US residents only.
Please RSVP for a chance to win prizes from our exclusive Designer Series designed by Every Mother Counts founder Christy Turlington Burns
I’m so excited to be able to give one of these beautiful Every Mother Counts ErgoBaby carriers to one of you.
Leave a comment below telling me one way you make sure to care for yourself and your health.
Share this post on Facebook and twitter and leave me a comment with links for two extra entries. Please don’t forget to tag!
Sweepstakes end next Monday, March 4th at 12:00 AM PST.
I hope to see you all at the twitter party tonight and wish you the best of luck in winning this gorgeous baby carrier!
UPDATE: Winner Announced
Congratulations to Jessica Swenson on winning the giveaway and thank you to everyone who entered!