Women give birth every minute of every day. Here in the UK we have the luxury of choice when it comes to our labour. Hospital Birth, Water Birth, Home Birth, C Section, assisted, unassisted, drug free, drugged to the nines. No matter how we give birth there is one thing that we can be sure of. Maternal and Newborn Tetanus is simply not an issue we need to consider worrying about. It’s hardly on our radar as it’s a vaccination routinely given in the UK. This isn’t the case for hundreds of thousands of women around the world. 49,000 babies still die every year from Maternal and Newborn tetanus (MNT), that’s one every 11 minutes. This is why Pampers have united with UNICEF to help the cause to eradicate MNT from the world. Since the partnership began, Pampers has donated funds for 300 million vaccines. This has helped to protect 100 million mothers and their newborns against the disease. The disease, incredibly, has been eliminated in 19 countries, but there are still 19 countries to go.
That’s where we come in! We can help support this cause by buying specially marked packs of Pampers. For every one pack purchased, Pampers will donate 1 vaccine. So for every pack you buy, you are potentially saving a life. Now that’s something that we at Hey Mummy are happy to shout about.
You have until the end of December 2016 to buy these packs so do make sure you get the ones with the Pampers/Unicef logo on it. The other way to get involved is to share a pic of your baby/babies on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #pampersunicef and for every post Pampers will also donate a vaccine. Simple. Go to facebook.com/pampersUKIreÂ Please watch our video above to find out more about this incredible campaign.
NB. We are members of the Pampers Baby Board and we couldn’t be happier to be able to support this campaign. This is a sponsored post but we will be buying our packs of Pampers like everyone else.