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Amanda's Melbourne Marathon

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Well, I feel a bit selfish doing all of this running and not making some effort to be grateful for the fact that I have this time to spend doing something I love - not everyone has this luxury. I decided the best way to help is to get on and do some fundraising for a charity I feel passionate about. In the Western World we take safe childbirth for granted. Many people think that it is "natural" and expectant mother's are able to fantasise and write plans about their perfect birth experience. In other countries I am sure women would be scared, they know they might die. Some of their friends would have died in childbirth, maybe their own mother or sister. A perfect birth experience would be one which they and their baby survive and are healthy. AROUND THE WORLD ONE WOMAN DIES IN CHILDBIRTH EVERY TWO MINUTES - and 98%of those deaths are preventable. The lucky Mother's, those who have access to the best, life saving technology, I hope will give - just a little - so that other Mother's will survive.



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