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Every Mother Counts  We are a 501(c)(3) dedicated to making pregnancy & childbirth safe. Run with us in NYC Marathon! Email teamemc@everymothercounts.org

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Behind the scenes from our two day staff retreat, learning from one another, building upon our knowledge, developing a culture manifesto we all believe in, and most importantly, brainstorming the many ways we can better contribute to improving maternal health for every mother, everywhere.

Come run with us in the @nycmarathon on 11/5! Sign up anytime before Monday 7/24 and you’ll get a free ticket to our #LoveEMC event in NYC this November. As part of the team, you’ll also get access to awesome training plans and running coaches, nutrition tips, running apparel from our partner @JCrew, and much more. Email teamemc@everymothermothercounts.org

In the rural areas of Guatemala, 62% of women give birth at home without skilled care. Yet, traditional birth attendants in the rural areas remain trusted sources of info and support. Maria and Mayra, midwifery students at Asociación Corazón del Agua, are in their first year of a three-year program to become accredited "parteras” in a university degree program. Every Mother Counts’ support of Asociación Corazón del Aguas helping to provide partial scholarships for Maria and Marya, along with 7 other young Indigenous women from rural areas who will go on to provide quality, respectful and loving care to mothers using a culturally relevant approach.

Back with the midwives of ACAM, who inspired us with their work when we first met one year ago in Guatemala. Some of these local and traditional midwives, or comadronas, are the founding members of the Asociación of Comadronas of the Mam-Speaking Area (ACAM), established in 2004 to provide quality reproductive, maternal and newborn care. Every Mother Counts is proud to support ACAM in their efforts to provide comprehensive health care through their birth center and mobile clinic and to help the community midwives build their knowledge and skills.

Together, we’ve impacted more than 37,000 lives in Tanzania! Watch @Nightline’s segment at link in bio to learn more about our to work make pregnancy and childbirth safer for so many mothers with help from our amazing grantee partners. @fameafrica

We're running the @nycmarathon on November 5th for maternal health. Please join us! Email teamemc@everymothercounts.org for more info.

Happy Father's Day! Thank you dads for supporting our mamas and for playing the many essential roles needed to help us improve maternal health. #FathersDay

Thank you runners for completing the Shelter Island 10k for maternal health - and for all you do everyday in support of our work to bring quality and compassionate maternity care to every mother, everywhere. Get involved at everymothercounts.org!

We know women and mothers need better access to care - and access to quality care. You can help by running with us! Please contact teamemc@everymothercounts.org to join our teams in the @berlinmarathon, @nycmarathon, @sofigoldengatehalf and more.

"The health and rights of women and adolescents should not be treated like an afterthought in humanitarian response, for the pregnant woman who is about to deliver, or the adolescent girl who survived sexual violence, life-saving services are as vital as water, food and shelter." -Babatunde Osotimehin

Every mother should have access to the quality maternity care she deserves. That's why now more than ever, we're proud to support midwife and friend, @IamJennieJoseph, and her work with Commonsense Childbirth in Florida. Learn more at everymothercounts.org #GivingBirthinAmerica

How could the Trump Administration's proposed budget impact women, families and the progress made to reduce maternal and infant mortality? Find out from @themamafesto on our blog today bit.ly/2qgUPlo

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