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!
Well things have certainly changed from when I was having babies. Really nice some places to this for new moms
This is a beautiful cause. So happy that you were able to help them out. It is so important to stay hydrated especially after delivery. Loved reading about your experience!
I just love this! What a great way to give back and help those in need.
Sarah Bailey says
Wow I bet this was an amazing experience and how good that they are making up packs to send to such hospitals, I hope they help the Mums get to a great start.
Melissa Chapman says
It is important to have a place you can trust when you havea baby and this hospital looks like they care. I never heard of Absolute before but it is good for the mothers and their babies.
We’re using only Absolute distilled water to prepare the milk for our baby. I didn’t know about the difference of distilled, purified, and natural drinking water before!
What a great kit for new moms. It’s wonderful that Absolute put together this program at the hospital. Sounds like a great initiative!
Ruth I. says
Sounds like a great program. It’s a great help for moms staying in the hospital. I hope baby Angel will gain weight soon and be healthy.
Fatima Torres says
Wow, this must’ve been quite the experience to aide these new moms. It’s not easy when you have your little one.
sara lafountain says
Thank you for sharing these lovely photos and your stories. I am so happy to see that you are sharing this story with us.
Wendy Polisi says
I am so glad to see somebody doing this. this could change a mom’s day for sure.
Wow, how many mommies in one room! This is a wonderful initiative and I’m sure it’s very appreciated by all lucky moms. 🙂 Kudos!
jem alvarado says
I recall my first time to visit Fabella hospital where you can see different faces of strong mothers who just gave birth. I’m sure moms there are happy to receive the Absolute wellness kit and kudos to the organizers.
tina perez says
love love love the idea of Kangaroo Mother Care. Wonderful experience for both mommy and baby
Mommy Levy says
I’ve never been to this hospital. Kudos to Absolute for giving them Mommy Wellness kits.
Czjai Reyes-Ocampo says
This is such a great initiative by Absolute, and a wonderful, rewarding experience for you, Mommy Peach. 🙂
I just love seeing companies give back to the community. Magiging loyal ako sa absolute nito.
Those kits are a big help to those mommies! What a great idea from Absolute,
This is a wonderful cause. Kuddos to Absolute water – It is really nice of them to have thought of this program and really just giving back.
berlin | Momi berlin says
I admire the noble intention of Absolute water to help the moms at Fabella. Kudos to Absolute Water.
jayreen yasona says
wow, such a nice campaign