A few weeks ago I wrote about March for Mothers, which is taking place on 17th March in London. I am writing again to encourage as many of you as possible to take part. I really want to do this walk but I don't have any childcare that day, which means taking all three of my children into London and across London, ready to start the march at 10am! I am not saying I definitely won't be there but I just need to look at how I can make it happen before I open sponsorship for my efforts! I do have other fundraising ideas for this cause though, and over the next couple of days I will get myself organized and work out what I can definitely do to help.
This is an issue very close to my heart after my life has been saved several times during pregnancy and childbirth thanks to our wonderful NHS. I've had a breech baby delivered by c-section, which I would never have been able to give birth to naturally, as she was so stuck. I've had a baby delivered by forceps after two hours of pushing and stuck shoulders! And, sadly, last year I had life-saving surgery to remove an ectopic pregnancy.
I was also fortunate to have the most wonderful, beautiful, straightforward birth with my third child, with the most precious and caring midwives I could have hoped for.
For all these reasons I know just how lucky I am to live in the UK and I really want to raise awareness and money for women around the world who are not so lucky. I hope that you will join me.