Usually when the month of September arrives, I couldn’t think of anything else other than it’s the beginning of Christmas. This September is quite different because I was able to experience and celebrate Absolute Mommy Wellness month. Absolute Mommy Wellness month is Absolute Distilled Drinking Water’s campaign that focuses on the health and wellness of post-birth mothers and of course, their babies.
The campaign includes distribution of Absolute Wellness Kits to more than 3,000 mommies in both private and public hospital.
It was both an honor and a heartwarming experience that I got to be a part of the distribution of these Mommy Wellness Kits at the Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital. Staying hydrated is essential not only to the physical recovery of post-birth mommies but also for them to be able to breastfeed their babies smoothly. That is why it’s important to choose 100% distilled drinking water like Absolute.
I also gave birth to both Purple and Periwinkle in a public hospital so I can relate to the mommies at Fabella Memorial. However, I gave birth in a small hospital only so finding out about the Kangaroo Mother Care Unit there piqued my curiosity. Kangaroo Mother Care or KMC is a technique of newborn care where babies are kept skin-to-skin with a parent 24/7, typically the moms. It is most commonly used for low birth-weight and/or preterm babies.
There at the KMC Unit, I was able to bond with Mommy Aimee Borja. She gave birth last August 12 to girl and boy twins Angel Mary and Audrey John. Audrey John is a healthy baby boy but Angel Mary has a low birh weight of only 1.7kg and she has hingal. ha’s he reason why they are in KMC. She has to reach 2.1kg.
Mommy Aimee is a certified Absolute mommy and she knows how important hydration is as well as choosing safe and clean 100% distilled water. She told me that the nurses and doctors at Fabella Memorial are amazing and they give their all taking care of post-birth mommies. That is really good to know and it warms the heart to hear that these mommies are well-taken cared of. As we all know, we can’t pour from an empty cup so because they are well taken cared of, they will also be able to take great care of their babies.
There I was, holding baby Audrey John and mommy Aimee holding baby Angel Mary on her chest. It was so nice getting to know her and I’m sure Angel Mary will reach her ideal weight soon because mommy Aimee is giving them her Absolute love.
Thank you so much Absolute Distilled for making me a part this. It was such a wonderful experience to meet new moms and share birthing and baby stories with them. This is one of my most memorable experience to date!