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Loved from the Beginning
Did you know that in some areas of the world, pregnant women are actually encouraged to stop eating protein? In their eyes, a smaller baby just means an easier delivery.
But the fact is, 15% of babies in developing countries are born with low birth weight because of malnourishment in the womb.
So through Compassion, trained Child Survival Specialists take mothers under their wing, providing access to prenatal care with dietary supplements and doctor visits to make sure both mom and baby are healthy.
Defeating The Big 6 Baby-Killers
In your household, diarrhea probably isn't a life or death situation. Yet in developing countries, diarrhea is one of the Big 6 Baby Killers, causing the death of 1.5 million babies every year.
All of the Big 6 Baby Killers—diarrhea, pneumonia, malaria, measles, HIV/AIDS, and malnutrition—are preventable or treatable.
Compassion, working through local churches and Survival Specialists, provides practical solutions like vaccinations, access to doctors, malaria nets, antibiotics, and education.
Give a Happy Birth Day
Imagine giving birth on a dirt floor in a grass hut.
No doctor, no medical equipment, no help available in case of an emergency. For mothers in developing countries, that is often the harsh reality.
1500 mothers and 10,000 newborns die every day due to complications that could have been prevented just with the presence of a skilled birth attendant.
But Compassion prepares mothers for the big day, providing a skilled birth attendant and medical supplies for birth in a clean, safe environment. For just $100, you can supply a developing world mother with a safe birth today. LEARN MORE