Pregnancy Awareness Month is the brainchild of two friends who are passionate about supporting women and mothers. Celebrated in May since 2008, Pregnancy Awareness Month’s mission is to educate expecting women and new families and inspire them to make healthy choices for themselves and their families.
Since the beginning, Pregnancy Awareness Month (affectionately referred to as PAM) has focused on educating women on the importance of removing toxins from their homes, childbirth options, healthy nutrition for pregnancy, breastfeeding and early eaters, the importance of pre-and post-natal exercise and self-care (encouraging women to make time for themselves during their pregnancies and beyond. The basic idea behind PAM: There is no better time than when a family is expecting to get them inspired to give the next generation the healthiest possible start!
Last year, the PAM Campaign was expanded to 9 months to make sure this information reached women throughout their pregnancies and after their babies arrived. The 9-month initiative returns this year with the same commitment to inspiring and educating expecting women and new families, but since it’s technically not a month, it has a new name: Celebrate Mama! The campaign runs February – October with a huge celebration of Pregnancy Awareness Month in May.
Each month of Celebrate Mama! has a theme – you may have already noticed February’s “Heart Healthy” articles from our expert contributors – and May will continue to be the biggest month of the year with Pregnancy Awareness Month events across the country, weekly giveaways and social media events.
We’re excited to start our 8th year and invite you to be a part of it! If you’re not already, join our mailing list, follow us on social media and check back here often to stay inspired and informed during your remarkable ride called “motherhood.”
Please remember that PAM is a mom blog from a mom’s perspective and experience, co-founder by two moms. Some of our authors have advanced degrees and medical or clinical licenses, however, PAM is NOT providing medical or mental health advice. We encourage you to talk to your own medical professionals directly regarding any medical questions or concerns that you may have.
Alisa Donner, Anna Getty, Celebrate Mama, Maternal Health and Wellness Campaign, Pregnancy Awareness Month