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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It’s #bumpday and I am sharing my bump from 1982 whattoexpect shineforstillbirth 30 years after delivering my daughter you see inside me , she delivered her baby still after a perfectly healthy low risk pregnancy and mother. Stillbirth remains a silent epidemic wirh 24,000 babies / 65 a day stillborn every year in the US People of color experience this 3 x the rate of their white counterparts. Stillbirth is PREVENTABLE ! Please call your senator to tell them to support the Shine for Autumn bill ( which has already passed in the house of Representative). And please acog_org recognize our country is way behind in addressing this crisis. You need to do better. If you are thinking about or are pregnant go to pushpregnancy for tips on things you can do to help prevent having a stillbirth. Be empowered. Know that talking about or learning about stillbirth won’t cause it to happen but not knowing the signs may. Be informed. #unitedwepush #endpreventablestillbirth #shineforstillbirth#pushpregnancy ...

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I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling 32! 😂 I never thought a year ago I would be celebrating my 32nd birthday while growing a human, & better yet, almost ready to birth a human! 👶🏼💗😂 But I wouldn’t have it any other way! This journey over the past 9 months (even with the bumpy start) has been so amazing & will make it all worth it when we get to meet baby girl in just a couple of days! 😳🎀👶🏼

Time flies! Cheers to another year older!🥂

#32ndbirthday #birthdaygirl #birthdaywishes #happybirthday #38weekspregnant #bumpday #bumpstyle #cozyweekend #kelsiekristineblog

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Today is National #BumpDay, meant to raise awareness and support for moms to have a healthy pregnancy and safe delivery. Today, I’m praying this through for expectant moms everywhere.

Last year on bump day, I took some time to remember the loss (just two months before) of my little angel & bump that had only just begun to grow when the pregnancy was ending at month 3.

This year, I couldn’t be more grateful to be starting month 8 with a BIG, healthy little fella. 🙌🏾 I’m speaking over myself a healthy last 6 weeks and delivery, and I’m continuing to pray the same for those I know on this same journey (there’s actually quite a few 🥰).

Here’s a snippet of my post from last year that remains the same:

“Unfortunately, all women haven’t had the same success stories, proper prenatal care, skilled birth assistance, and healthcare as some. The processes and journeys are all different. For that very reason, we hear some good things and we hear some bad.

Pregnancy is beautiful, AND the fear of complications during pregnancy, labor, birth, and even after birth is real. My hope and prayer for ALL women who journey through this (and even those who desire to) is PEACE through the process. In addition, I pray we can all have the proper care and support needed through every stage.”

If you’re a mom or mom-to-be, join me and other mamas in raising awareness for healthy and safe pregnancies for moms everywhere by posting your bump pic. This is one way to support better care for mamas and babies!

#BumpDay #NationalBumpDay #Pregnancies #HealthyPregnancy #MomToBe #NewMom #ChildDevelopment #ItBeginsInTheWomb
#ChidBirth #MomLife #BabyBump #PregnantBelly #Peace #BabyLove #SunshineBaby #AngelBabies #Hope #PregnancyLife #EarlyChildhood

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M E G A M I J L P A A L🥳

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! 🐣🐣🐣

#tripletpregnancy #drielingzwangerschap #twinsandmultiples

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Today is #BumpDay, when we celebrate beautiful bumps and healthy pregnancies, raise awareness about the urgent need for more equitable maternity care for every mom, everywhere, and urge elected representatives to take action to support safe pregnancies, healthy moms and healthy babies.

Here’s how to participate:⁠

1️⃣ Post a pregnancy photo — past or present, yours or someone you love — with #BumpDay. Include a reason why you’re sharing your bump and tag whattoexpect. ⁠

2️⃣ Tag three friends and ask them to share a bump.⁠

3️⃣ Go to whattoexpectproject.org/local-representatives to send an email urging your elected officials to support the Helping MOMS Act, which aims to increase access to lifesaving postpartum care.

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Join Us this Thursday 7/21 from 5pm-8pm in Brooklyn, NY.

A free event with:
⚡ Live DJ
⚡ Maternal Health Information and Resources
⚡ Local Black-owned vendors centered around maternity and children

We’ll be vending divinedaughtersherbal products, celebrating and helping Carol’s Daughter to people spread awareness about Black Maternal Health. We will be sharing information about the ways that plant medicine can be used to support fertility, pregnancy, postpartum & beyond!

Visit carolsdaughter to register via the link in their bio!

See you there!

#blackmaternalhealth #bumpday #herbs #divinedaughters #lovedelivered #birthwork #brooklynbirth #carolsdaughter #brooklynevents #herbsforpregnancy #herbsforpostpartum #doula #lactation

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O #BumpDay, criado pelo What to Expect, pretende aumentar a conscientização sobre a necessidade de cuidados equitativos para todas as mães, em todos os lugares, e pedir aos representantes eleitos que tomem medidas para apoiar gestações seguras e bebês saudáveis. 
Sabemos que há uma enorme disparidade nos cuidados de pré-natal, em especial num país grande e diverso como o Brasil.  Conforme dados registrados no Painel de Monitoramento da Mortalidade Materna, em 2021, o País teve média de 107 mortes a cada 100 mil nascimentos. Essas mortes  podem ser divididas entre evitáveis e não evitáveis, sendo a maioria delas evitáveis, ou seja com assistência adequada podemos mudar esses números. 
A hipertensão é a principal causa de morte materna no país, seguida da hemorragia e da infecção. Por isso, nosso departamento está engajado nessa campanha que vai nos acompanhar ao longo desta semana! 
Na quarta, dia 20, poste uma foto grávida, convide as mamães e gestantes a fazerem o mesmo usando a#BumpDay


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Not every pregnancy is easy, but every pregnancy is beautiful 💙
Today is Bump Day! 🤰🏽
Raise awareness & support so that every mom gets the help she needs!
#bumpday #momtobe2022 #july20
#firsttimemommy #babyboy

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A special thanks to our partners

What to Expect, the world’s best-known and most-loved pregnancy and parenting brand, and What To Expect Project are bringing together a coalition of organizations equally devoted to supporting and empowering moms and dads everywhere before, during, and after pregnancy.


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