I have been tagged by The Hart of the Munchkin Patch and Teens 'n' Twincesses to write a short 100 word blog post about a memorable Health Professional that I have encountered in my lifetime in aid of SAVE THE CHILDREN. The campaign aims to increase awareness of the shortage of Healthcare Workers, including midwives, in the poorest countries. The way you can help is to sign the PETITION to David Cameron asking him to play his full part in solving the health worker crisis which is costing millions of children's lives.
I have had to think hard about this one, I have been blessed with eight straightforward births and eight healthy children - but I am a very lucky lady - there are millions of people that are not so lucky, especially in poorer countries so please take the time to sign the petition and help Save The children to make a difference. Even if you have already signed it - poke your husband or friend to do it too - please.
So here goes ... my 100 words
Bean was about to be born, a home birth. I had three lovely midwives in attendance (being my 7th birth I was given an 'extra one' in case of problems). Bean was on her way- I was giving it some welly with my final few pushes when I heard one midwife mutter something about an ambulance. Panic set in, I was told that I had to get Bean out right away. I pushed with everything I had and she was born. After they found that the cord was wrapped round her neck 3 times and had a 'true knot' in it which meant as she was born the knot was tightening and cutting off her oxygen supply.
- So first off - Let's all sign the PETITION (takes less than a minute)
- Then the challenge set by @HelloItsGemma and @michelletwinmum is that they need to see 100 posts of 100 words linked up here by Tuesday. If 100 bloggers each write a post about this and encourage more signatures that could make a massive dent in the 20,000 signature shortfall that we sit with right now! Write your 100 words about a great health professional you have encountered in your life. Add a link to the petition and either link or add in some information from Save the Children about the #Healthworkers campaign
- Tweet about this, facebook mention it, remark on google plus, talk to your Mum on the phone, whatever you can do to spread this to just a few more people, please do it.