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What is #BumpDay?

#BumpDay is a day to raise awareness and support so that every mom gets the help she needs to deliver a healthy start in life for the baby she loves. But it’s also a day to celebrate all beautiful bumps and healthy pregnancies, past and present.

Why is #BumpDay Important?

What if I told you that 800 women die every day around the world from preventable pregnancy-related causes or in childbirth? You’d probably say, “We have to change that,” right? That’s why I’m reaching out to you about #BumpDay, a joint project from Heidi Murkoff, What toExpect and the International Medical Corps that shines a light on the crucial issue of maternal health.

In the past, we’ve counted Debra Messing, Kris Jenner, Molly Sims, Heidi Klum, Scary Mommy, TODAY Parents, and Refinery29 among our supporters. We hope you’ll join us to support this remarkable cause.

WHY Maternal Health Matters

•Every day, 800 women die from preventable complications of pregnancy and childbirth.

• Right here in the United States, 700 to 900 women die each year from pregnancy or childbirth — and for every woman who dies, another 20 to 30 experience life-threatening complications.

• One third of deliveries around the world happen without any medical help at all.

• Globally, one million babies die within the first day of their life.

Why Support #BumpDay?

Too Many Women Are Still Dying in Childbirth in 2018.

How #BumpDay Makes a Difference

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