One of the best things about working at gDiapers is the privilege of knowing so many mothers. Women connect with us when they are planning for their baby’s arrival, and we get to witness them being born mothers. It’s an incredible transition and it’s one that we believe every mother should be able to make. But the world loses 300,000 mothers during pregnancy and childbirth each year. That means the loss of a mother every two minutes.
But there is hope. Read on to see how gDiapers and Every Mother Counts are working to make a difference.
At gDiapers we’ve always believed that small acts can add up to big change. Over the past four years, the Big Latch On has shown how a grassroots, community-based event can get global fast.
Losing a baby changes you. It doesn’t matter if you have lost one or lost five, you are never the same again. Writing brings me healing; it helps me to say the things that are too hard to say out loud.
Thank you to Dana, a gestational surrogate, and Andy, a dad-to-be seeking a surrogate, for contributing their personal stories.
I am a gestational surrogate. I recently gave birth to another couple’s baby, having gotten pregnant through IVF with a baby not genetically related to me. Being pregnant in this way has given me the opportunity to talk to so many people and have many conversations that I would ordinarily not have.
Thank you to Anni Daulter, author of Sacred Pregnancy the Book + Magazine, for giving the words and the long overdue air time to the most significant transformation that we go through as women. Please leave us a blog comment answering one of these two questions (whichever is most relevant for you). We will choose 3 winners at random from the blog comments. Each winner will receive a past