This past week I had the pleasure of getting together with Megan, The Boho Mama, and friends to help put together birth kits to be sent to women of Papua New Guinea via Bloggers for Birth Kits.
|Putting together the Birth Kits|
|Delicious snacks for all the ladies working on the kits|
|Adorable drink station set up by Megan… seriously most adorable cups and saucers, ever!|
|Each kit comes with 3X3 plastic square, gauze squares, string, razor blade, 1/8 bar of soap, and plastic gloves|
Reading the stories about the conditions of other people in the world when giving birth is extremely eye opening and humbling. It is easy here in America to complain about the conditions we give birth in. We fight about what is better for ourselves and our babies—
home birth? birthing center? hospital? midwife? OBGYN?
I feel fortunate to have those choices,
even if I might have complained about one thing or another along the way.
I am thankful to the people out there that help to remind me of just how fortunate I am and give me opportunities like this one to help others out there who have not been as fortunate as me.
More information for Blogging for Birth Kits and ways to help donate to this great cause can be found over at The Mommyhood Memos. So far 4861 birth kits have been donated!