On July 17, moms and moms-to-be celebrated #BumpDay to raise awareness about maternal health needs around the world.
Shockingly, some 830 women die every day as a result of preventable pregnancy-related causes. With the support of author Heidi Murkoff (What to Expect When You’re Expecting) and the What To Expect Project, International Medical Corps is working to reduce this figure by training midwives and health workers, improving health facilities and equipment, and expanding communication and education to women and girls. To raise awareness about maternal health, the partnership began the #BumpDay campaign five years ago.
Here are just a few of the beautiful baby-bump pictures posted to raise awareness about the needs of moms and babies worldwide.
It’s not too late to join the #BumpDay movement! Post your baby-bump picture with #BumpDay and support healthy pregnancies and safe births.
Inspired to take further action for moms worldwide?