What Expectant Parents Around the World Pack in Their Hospital Bags

What Expectant Parents Around the World Pack in Their Hospital Bags

Beth Greenfield

Senior Writer
February 11, 2016

The contents of maternity bags brought to the hospital vary greatly around the world — from iPads and massage oils in the U.S. to basins for collecting river water and plastic sheets for keeping the bed clean in Uganda. This is according to a new project from WaterAid’s Deliver Life campaign, which aims to provide 130,000 moms and families around the world safe water this winter. Every minute, a newborn baby dies from infection caused by a lack of safe water and an unclean environment. And this project, WaterAid America chief executive Sarina Prabasi said in a press release, “was a way of connecting with people all over the world. Mothers want to have the best conditions possible for themselves and their newborn babies.”

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