Every Mother Counts

Why I run for a maternal health charity

With the London Marathon on this weekend I took the opportunity to get my friend Steve Biggs to write a post on his charity running for Every Mother Counts.

Why am I a UK running ambassador for Every Mother Counts?, a USA based organisation dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe worldwide. I’m male, not married, have no children and fortunately haven’t had any family or close female friends experience life threatening complications during childbirth.

Well as its founder Christy Turlington Burns said to me when we were jogging together back in March 2016 “Everybody has a mother”. That moment has stuck with me ever since and has become my “go to” phrase when wanting to explain why men as well as women can be involved in this charity’s great work. It was indeed her own experience with postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) after the birth of her first child Grace…

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