It is always heartening to see bloggers unite around a cause, and never more so than when it's mum and dad bloggers. The parenting community has something of a reputation for playing out its arguments - about almost every aspect of bringing up kids - in a very public way. So it's good to remember that we can put aside those differences of opinion from time to time, and focus on bigger, more important issues.
Right now, that issue is Save the Children's Build it for Babies campaign.
Build it for Babies kicked off at a blogging conference last weekend, where we gathered to listen, learn and discuss the campaign.
We heard about women in Bangladesh like Panna, who has given birth four times but only had two of her babies survive, and women like Shipra who has also given birth four times, but who lost three of those babies within hours or days of their birth.
1 in 19 children in Bangladesh do not live to see their fifth birthday because access to basic services such as healthcare is very limited, particularly in rural areas. As a result, preventable diseases such as pneumonia and diarrhoea are claiming children's lives at an appalling rate.
The bloggers in the room on Saturday were mainly women, many of whom are mothers themselves. We were all horrified to learn about the conditions that most women in Bangladesh have to give birth in - and I think it's fair to say that it made us all look at our own birth experiences from a very different perspective. Even those of us who had complicated births now feel so lucky to have had the care, medical expertise and attention that we did.
Can you imagine living somewhere that only 18% of births have a trained health worker present? Where every hour of every day 11 babies die? Where in order to get medical help at a clinic you have to be carried for hours in a basket, slung between the shoulders of two people from your village?
The thing is, it doesn't have to be that way. Save the Children already have the knowledge and the experience that will allow them to help women like Panna and Shipra.
The Build it for Babies campaign is a £1 million appeal that will allow Save the Children to build seven life-saving clinics in the poorest parts of Bangladesh, reaching thousands of pregnant women, newborn babies, infants, and women of child-bearing age.
You can find out more about the appeal here - there are so many ways to get involved, and every single penny counts.
There are also a lot of ways to get involved even if you're not able to make a financial donation. I've included some useful links below. Please join me, in any way you can, to help Build it for Babies.
From April 23rd you can visit a virtual clinic to see exactly how your money is helping.
You can visit the Blog It for Babies website, set up by parent blogger - Mammasaurus who is touring the country on a week-long fundraising trip.
And you can follow the #blogitforbabies and #builditforbabies hashtags on Twitter for the most up to date info on the campaign.
Thank you for your support.
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