Donate & Support a New Parent
Support Black and Brown parents with postpartum care packages
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If you've been through pregnancy, labor, and birth and postpartum recovery, you know how hard it is. Help us #passthebirthbaton by providing resources to those who may not have them.
Every $20 supports one person who has just given birth!
Maternal mortality is a crisis for Black women
Did you know that Black women die at a rate of more than 2x that of non-hispanic white women in childbirth and postpartum in the United States? Or that the United States has the highest rate of maternal mortality in the industrialized world?
Meet our partner: Love Your Menses
Love Your Menses is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides a platform for women of color in the Boston area to navigate transitions into puberty and postpartum (read more below)! They've started provided postpartum people in the Boston community with care packages, which your donation will help fund!
Bundles include varying assortments of the following items:
- Mesh Undies
- Giant Maxi Pads
- Peri Wash Bottle
- Cozy Socks
- Stool Softener
- Breast Pads
- Guidebook For You
- Guidebook For Your Supporter
About Love Your Menses
Love Your Menses was founded for the very same reasons Bodily was founded: inadequacy in an underserved area of women’s health. Just as Bodily’s founder, Tovah Haim, seeks to address the dire need for information and products in the postpartum and birth recovery space, Bria Gadsden and Dr. Ebere Azumah founded Love Your Menses in response to a need for menstrual education and products in Black and Brown communities.
Through “period parties,” mentorship events, virtual global chats, and more, Love Your Menses strives to create a safe space where young women and those who menstruate can learn about their bodies, dispel the period taboo, and empower themselves and others to “become agents of change in their communities.” Like Bodily, Love Your Menses utilizes evidence-based resources and expert guidance from Black doctors and OBGYNs to not only educate young BIPOC members, but also to teach them to embrace these transition periods and their bodies!
Founded in 2019, Love Your Menses has already provided education and resources to over a thousand people who are navigating both the menstruation and postpartum spaces in locations Boston, Nigeria, Liberia and Gambia! Read more about Love Your Menses here.
Why We Support Them
When we heard that Love Your Menses had started a program to provide people who had just given birth with products and education, we knew we had to get involved! Here’s why:
Did you know that the Black maternal mortality rate is more than 2x that of white women in the U.S.? It is actually safer for a Black parent to give birth in various developing countries than in the United States, an OECD nation with modern technology and medicine. The majority of these deaths are preventable, which is tragic. In a world where the women’s health space is rife with myths and misconceptions and obstacles, we love that Love Your Menses also draws from clinical research and expert guidance in dispelling myths and providing information and products to help people feel prepared and able to navigate their bodies confidently.