Share a bump. Spread the word. Save a life.
Healthy futures start with healthy beginnings, but not every mom gets the care she needs to deliver that healthy start to herself and the baby she loves. There are vast disparities in maternal health care based on where a mom lives, her ability to pay and the color of her skin.
That’s unacceptable, and it’s why What to Expect Project started #BumpDay. Held annually the third Wednesday in July, the goal of #BumpDay is to raise awareness about the need for equitable care for every mom, everywhere, and to urge elected representatives to take action to support safe pregnancies and healthy babies.
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Select one of the topics to begin. We’ll guide you through the process and provide a starting template for you to use.
Post. Share. Advocate.
1. On July 19, 2023, go to Twitter or Instagram and post a pregnancy photo — past or present, yours or someone you love — with #BumpDay. Include a reason why you’re sharing your bump. (Need some inspiration? Try this: “There are vast disparities in maternal health care based on where a mom lives, her ability to pay and the color of her skin. That’s unacceptable, and it’s why I’m participating in #BumpDay with @whattoexpectproject and @whattoexpect.”)
2. Tag three friends and ask them to share a bump.
3. Go to whattexpectproject.org to send an email to your elected officials urging them to support the Helping MOMS Act, which aims to increase access to lifesaving postpartum care, and the Reach Every Mother and Child Act, which aims to end preventable maternal and child deaths worldwide.
#BUMPDAY FACT SHEET Social Media Toolkit
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Celebrating WTEP’s 8th annual #BumpDay – 20 Julypmnch.who.int
GHC Member Spotlight: What to Expect Projectglobalhealth.org
Rep. Houlahan Introduces Bipartisan Resolution Recognizing Bump Dayhoulahan.house.gov
Author Heidi Murkoff Celebrates Motherhood with National Bump Dayrickeysmileymorningshow.com
Join the Hump Day, Bump Day Virtual Baby Showerphl17.com
Raising awareness about maternal health worldwide on National Bump Day – by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Heidi Murkoffthehill.com
#BumpDay Highlights Coronavirus And Racial Disparities In Pregnancyforbes.com
Why the Maternal Mortality Rate Is so Much Higher for Black Moms in the U.S. — and What We Can Do About Itwhattoexpect.com