On #BumpDay, we 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, regardless of the color of her skin, where she lives or her ability to pay.

July 20, 2022

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.

Take action on the topic you care about most

Create change by reaching out to your local representatives.

Select one of the topics to begin. We’ll guide you through the process and provide a starting template for you to use.

Constituent request in support of the MOMMA’s Act – to improve Federal efforts with respect to the prevention of maternal mortality.
Reach Every Mother and Child Act
Constituent request in support of the Reach Every Mother and Child Act – to end preventable maternal, newborn, and child deaths globally.

Post. Share. Advocate.

1. On July 20, 2022, 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.


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Vandaag hebben we de super grote mijlpaal van 32 weken gehaald!! Gemiddeld duurt een drielingzwangerschap tussen de 32 en 34 weken. Ik had zo gehoopt dat ik dit termijn zou halen! Maar eigenlijk durfde ik er niet teveel op te hopen. Maar nu is het dan eindelijk zo ver! Eigenlijk voelen alle dagen die we er nu nog bij krijgen als bonus tijd en dat geeft ook wel rust.

Ik ben zo dankbaar voor hoe goed het met de meisjes gaat. En ook heel dankbaar dat mijn lichaam het al zo lang en zo goed kan volhouden. Hopelijk blijft dit de komende dagen/ weken ook nog zo!🤞

Lichamelijk gaat het eigenlijk best stabiel. Ik heb wel wat pijntjes maar het wordt niet echt veel erger momenteel. En ik kan ook nog best redelijk lopen (Nog steeds elke dag een rondje door het bos met Winnie🐕). Dus daar ben ik echt heel blij om!

Ik broed nog even verder. Hopelijk op naar de 33 weken! 🐣🐣🐣

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#25weekspregnant the size of an eggplant and this bump is really poppin!! Crazy to think there is only 3 short months left until my due date. I truly don’t know where the time has gone. I’ve been feeling good though. In the mist of taking care of 3 kids, 2 dogs and a home, I find myself in the very fun stage of nesting already. 🫣 I’m cleaning like a mad woman in certain places and organizing like crazy. This past week we did have a bit of a scare and thought that I was in early labor and that my water had broken, but thankfully we were not and it did not and baby and I are doing great! But they did advise me to take it easy more often. To try to rest and put my feet up more through out the day. (If only I could 😂) but this is the life of mama of soon to be 4 babies 5 and under. I wouldn’t trade it for the world!! ...

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