Help Moms Around the World with Cuso International #CusoCan

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Cuso International. However, as always all language & opinions are 100% my own & I would never talk about a charity I didn’t fully believe in.

During the holidays, I often find myself reflecting on so many different aspects of my life, specifically the ones that I am thankful for and this year is no different. Of course, the two most important things I am grateful for are my health and my family, especially my sons or what my husband and I call “our miracle boys”.

With each of my boy’s births, there were complications. Lucas was born without a heart rate and had to be resuscitated, plus after four days of labour I had to have a manual placenta removal, and Colton’s heart rate had dropped so low I had to have an emergency cesarean while I was put under with anesthesia. Luckily, for me, I live in Canada where our health care is not only free but we also have amazing doctors, midwives, and other health professionals whose number one concern is having our babies arrive into this world safely.

Not every woman is as lucky as we are

Women in other parts of the world don’t have access to the medical professionals or health centres that are equipped for the unexpected circumstances like we do here in Canada. For example, in Pawe, a small community in rural Ethiopia, moms and babies are in danger of even the most minor occurrence that would be nothing but a tiny setback for the process our doctors follow.

Trained volunteers make a difference

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Cuso International is a Canadian charity who understands how important maternal health care is for every woman, regardless of where she lives and thanks to donations can send trained volunteers to help. Much like they did with Jennica, a midwife from British Columbia, who spent months in Pawe sharing her skills; like how to recognize danger signs earlier and treat them faster, with healthcare workers to ensure expecting and delivering moms could receive the care they need if any complications (which we all know can happen) should arise. Doing this will help to make a more positive outcome during labour for both parties involved, moms and their babies.

You can help too

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Send Canadian medical volunteers of all kind into communities with a high importance of maternal and child health projects such as Ethiopia, Benin, Tanzania, Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo to save the lives of moms and babies. So, this year if you’re anything like me, while you’re digging into your annual reflections you’ll be trying to think of ways you can give back and help others who may be going or will go through the same scary situations as you have and you can do that with your donations to the Cuso CAN Fund. Your generosity could send a trained, compassionate health worker, overseas to help a mother in need.

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Cuso International. However, as always all language & opinions are 100% my own & I would never talk about a charity I didn’t fully believe in.


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