How Pipette and the nonprofit Every Mother Counts are working together to keep pregnancy and childbirth safe for all moms.
We’re partnering with Every Mother Counts to support pregnant mothers, their babies, and healthcare workers with crucial heath resources during this unprecedented time. In the month of May 2020, we were proud to donate $10,000 to Every Mother Counts, supporting their ongoing initiatives to help bring safe and respectful care to mothers everywhere.
During this time, Every Mother Counts work includes:
- Providing support to U.S. grantee partners to provide at-home prenatal care kits, enabling women to get crucial prenatal information to their healthcare providers remotely, without risking exposure to themselves or their babies.
- Working with community-based birthing centers and doula organizations to train and equip doulas and midwives with the technology needed to provide telehealth support, as well as provide food and diapers for their doulas, midwives and new mothers.
- Earlier in March, Every Mother Counts quickly mobilized their community to help pass the Families First Coronavirus Response Fund (H.R. 6201), which provides free COVID19 testing, 14 days paid emergency sick leave, three months paid family and medical leave, expanded unemployment insurance, additional Medicaid dollars, and more.
Maternal Health Facts
For too many, pregnancy and childbirth are not always the joyful events we hope for:
- Approximately 303,000 women die each year due to complications in pregnancy and childbirth. That’s one woman more than every 2 minutes. The majority of them are preventable.
- For every woman who dies each year in childbirth, 20-30 more suffer from lifelong debilitating complications.
- Pregnancy is a leading cause of death for girls aged 15-19 in the developing world.
- The United States ranks 55th in maternal mortality, even though it spends more on healthcare per capita than any other nation in the world.
- The U.S. is the only industrialized country with a consistently rising maternal mortality rate.
- Of all the industrialized countries in the world, the U.S. ranks number one in maternal mortality.
- African-American women in the U.S. are four times more likely to die from pregnancy and childbirth than Caucasian women.
By supporting women, we can improve the health and well-being of their families, communities and societies.
About Every Mother Counts
Every Mother Counts is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother, everywhere. We work to achieve quality, respectful, and equitable maternity care for all by giving grants and working with partners and thought leaders to increase awareness and mobilize communities to take action. Every Mother Counts invests in partners working to improve access to quality, respectful and equitable maternity care, by expanding and strengthening the maternity care provider workforce, advancing effective solutions, and putting women at the center.
To learn more about Every Mother Counts and how you can help, please visit www.everymothercounts.org.