"The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is someone absolutely new."
Mothers Helping Mothers
Fourth Phase is a social-impact maternal wellness brand created to help mothers globally during their Fourth Trimester. Each purchase of a Fourth Phase afterbirth care gift box allows us to support our charitable partners: African Health Now and their curated Maternity Go Box, which serves a mother and child living in Sub-Saharan Africa, and Passion Meets Purpose and their Every Mom Matters bag, which serves new moms experiencing homelessness in the United States. Approximately 550 women in Sub-Saharan Africa die every day from preventable causes related to pregnancy complications and childbirth. This accounts for 66% of pregnancy and childbirth-related deaths worldwide. In the U.S., of the nearly 4.2 million adolescents and young adults who experience some homelessness, many are pregnant or a new mother. A recent study conducted by Chapin Hall found that among young women in the U.S., ages 18 to 25, who experience homelessness, 44% are pregnant or mothers. Among young men ages 18 to 25, 18% have a pregnant partner or are fathers. The goal of both African Health Now's Maternity Go Box and Passion Meets Purpose Every Mom Matters bag is to help increase prenatal care, decrease infant mortality, and postpartum depression associated with not being fully equipped to care for a newborn child, respectively. Click here to learn more about the mission of African Health Now and about the mission of Passion Meets Purpose. Click below to support moms globally.SHOP A BOX