Yesterday I read an Examiner article by Dagmar Bleasdale that addresses the topic of Maternal health and the need to give and support women across the country and beyond. She’s spreading this message to support Moms4Moms founded by Holly Pavlika and the two highlight these alarming statistics:

  • There’s one maternal death every 90 seconds — in the U.S.!
  • 15% of all pregnancies result in complications during labor and delivery and sometimes are fatal.
  • Pregnancy is the biggest killer of girls ages 15-19.
  • For every woman who dies in childbirth, 20 more suffer from debilitating complications.
  • We have the knowledge to prevent 90% of all maternal deaths.
In order to help raise money for this cause, top well-connected Mom bloggers will be blogging on April 27th and directing people to this Facebook page where they can make small cash donations and donate used cell phones. If you want to get involved just tweet, write a blog post, suggest the page to a friend, or donate!