BENEFITING: Every Mother Counts
Six and a half years ago, I was lying on a hospital in bed in a German Women's clinic, scared out of my mind. I was 37 weeks pregnant, I'd been in labor for 17 hours, and tried to push only to find out my son didn't want to come out. (Spoiler alert, he's still stubborn!) The doctors and nurses around me were speaking German and didn't sound pleased. I was moved quickly to an OR and they started prepping me for an emergency c-section. Time to be excited right? Wrong. I'm still not sure exactly what happened in that OR, but I was told "you died". I'm sorry, what? "You died, flat line... nothing. But you came back." Things like this are more common then we as Americans, and Americans overseas like to admit. Every Mother Counts is a non-profit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth SAFE for EVERY mother. Because, not every Mother is as lucky as I was, to be able to "come back". Please donate to this amazing cause and help me as I run 13.1 miles with Every Mother Counts.