When I first met Bryn Huntpalmer it was as a blogger for her Texas lifestyle blog, Her Own Wings, at a camp for bloggers called TxSC. We became fast friends and bonded over our passion for healthy food options for little ones. Over the last year and a half I’ve watched her attentions shift to her new project, “The Birth Hour.” It first caught my attention on Instagram with a picture of a live birth. It was magical, and real, and surreal and one of the most beautiful things I had ever seen. There was a note in the description that said Instagram would likely take the image down before long and the hashtag #normalizebirth. It struck me all at once that a) I had never seen an image like that before, 2) that it was odd that I hadn’t and 3) it seemed wrong to label it as “graphic” and take it down, lumping it in with all the other inappropriate images on the web. It made an impression on me and I knew it was a cause I wanted to support.
“The Birth Hour” Podcast works to help inform thousands of women every day about their birthing options and to normalize and open a dialogue about the various birthing experiences of women across the country (and the world). This mother’s day we are partnering with Bryn to help provide safe births to mothers in need via a specially designed tote for sale on her website. “For every tote purchased, 20% of the proceeds will go towards the programs that Every Mother Counts supports, which link women to critical maternal healthcare in the U.S. and around the world.”
Did you hear the announcement episode today? We are selling this awesome totes to support @thebirthhour plus they come with tons of great products in them!! (Tap picture to see brands included). Head to thebirthhour.com/support or click the profile link to read all about this collaboration and pre-order yours before they sell out!! #thebirthhour #everymomcounts #everymothercounts
We couldn’t be more proud of this podcast, of Bryn and of our partnership together. I highly recommend checking out her Instagram. It’s a rabbit hole you’ll be glad you went down.
Mothers, we celebrate you! Happiest of days to you. Regardless of how you got here, your story matters and you matter.
Every Mother Counts.Elizabeth