Not everyone is out brunching with mimosas and bouquets of flowers today. If you are looking for an alternate way to celebrate or support mothers, consider donating to Every Mother Counts. EMC is a non-profit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother. Every Mother Counts informs, engages, and mobilizes new audiences to take actions and raise funds that support maternal health programs around the world. Founded by Christy Turlington Burns, after suffering complications in her own 2003 childbirth, and upon learning that over 500,000 women die each year during childbirth of which 90% of the deaths are preventable). EMC currently supports programs in Haiti, Uganda, Malawi, Indonesia, and the United States.
And be sure to take care of yourself, and check in on others.