Melissa Joan Hart just welcomed newborn son Tucker, 5 weeks ago. Today she is introducing Tucker to us for the very first time, sharing his birth story, telling us her secrets on getting the older kids to eat and a little scoop on her hit show Melissa and Joey!
Melissa has also teamed up with Merck to announce the “Once Upon a Birth” campaign to raise awareness for maternal health, as every woman deserves a safe and healthy pregnancy and childbirth. Unfortunately though, that is not always the case as every day 800 women around the world, including the U.S., die during pregnancy and childbirth and the majority of these are preventable.
Tell me about the Merck for Mothers Once Upon a Birth campaign. Merck for Mothers’ “Once Upon a Birth” campaign celebrates the moment when a woman becomes a mom. It’s an amazing feeling when you hold your child for the first time but, sadly, 800 women die every day from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth and don’t get to experience holding their child. As part of the “Once Upon a Birth” campaign we’re asking that people share their birth story and for every person who does share their birth story on Merck for Mothers’ Facebook page, money will go to a Join My Village, a program from CARE that empowers women and girls and supports safe pregnancies and deliveries.
Why did you get involved with this program? I am so lucky to have had three healthy pregnancies and deliveries. I’ve partnered with Merck on the “Once Upon a Birth” campaign because I want all women to be able to say the same. I can’t believe that — even with all the medical advancements and technology available today — many women still die during childbirth, even in the United States. Ninety percent of deaths due to pregnancy and childbirth are preventable so we have to do something.
Do you need to have children to share your birth story? No! For every birth, there’s a story to be told. For example my sister was in the room for Tucker’s birth so she has a different version of his birth story to share. Everyone should consider sharing a story because each one triggers a donation from Merck to Join My Village.
To Find out some Juicy scoop please check out the photos below!
(Photo Source : Pacific Coast News.com )
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