James Fox Co

Hospital Goodie Bags

Hospital EssentialsJason QuizComment

I wish I could take the credit for being the genius who thought to bring goodie bags with me to the hospital for my nurses/midewife but.... sighHHH, I didn't. 

During the two weeks leading up to my delivery date with Fair, I did do a lot of TV watching... I also decided to put thank you bags together to show my appreciation to the amazing people who I knew would support me as no one else could. With France, I had such a hard labor/recovery that saying, THANK YOU, to the nurses who got me through, didn't seem enough. I wanted to hug them and put them in my pocket because I was so thankful. 

When Fair was born, and our nurses rotated out or their shift ended, I would give them a teary smile and a bag with the following...

My Goodie Bag

I used a bag like this to put all the following goodies inside:

  • Gum 
  • Madeleine Cookies (I baked them myself, and ate a couple to test them out..they were yum!)
  • Thank you card
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Ghirardelli chocolates 

These are just some ideas, but the possibilities are endless!  

I hope you decide to add this to your hospital bag! I promise you won't regret it! We will never again experience the support we do from the medical professionals who help to bring us our little moons.

What's in your Goodie Bag?

Leave a comment with photos of your goodie bags and tell us what you added! 

 

Images via: http://www.designlovefest.com/page/6/?s=gift

 

 

Mothers Helping Mothers

Mothers Helping MothersJason QuizComment

The inspiration behind James Fox Co. started with the immense challenge experienced by Karla while giving birth to both of her daughters, France and Fair.

There was a point, with both girls, that it was as if all of my nightmares were coming true. Any and all plans I made were out the window, and I was completely dependent upon the doctors to see both me and my daughters safely through.”

It is a terrifying thought to not have professional medical care available in these moments of crisis, but for many women in Uganda this is not just a thought, it is a reality.

Ugandan women in labor are required to bring a, “Maama kit” (a delivery kit that includes such items as, a knife, soap, a plastic tarp and gloves) with them before they can even be seen by a physician.  Without this kit they are not able to deliver their baby safely, in a hospital.

The kit costs less than 20,000 Ugandan Schillings (UGX) ($10 USD) but for many women, this is simply out of reach.  Some women borrow used equipment from other mothers, often resulting in infection and the spread of disease, including HIV. Still, other women are left to fend for themselves in their homes and other, unimaginable places. With no medical help or a clean environment in which to deliver, even small complications can lead to severe injury, infection, or even death.

Stories like these can be overwhelming, and while we cannot do everything to help these mothers and their babies, we can do something.

“My heart is to help women in need. Opening a door for, ‘Mothers To Help Mothers’, is a dream come true. Together we are stronger.”  -Karla

James Fox Co. would like to give you an opportunity to help these mothers in need. We will be offering the “Maama Kits” for purchase on our site. For less than the cost of a package of diapers, you can help a mother deliver her baby safely, thousands of miles away. 

In effort to help as many women as possible, James Fox Co. will be designating a portion of every gown purchase to help provide additional kits for mothers in need.

 

Mothers Helping Mothers. There is something beautiful about that.

 

My Momma Essentials - Giveaway

Giveaway, James Fox GivesJason QuizComment

Our family is proud to team up with two of the Quiz family's favorite brands, Orbitbaby and Ergobaby!

We have reaped all the beautiful benefits of these must-haves + their quality is something we stand behind. These products make daily life so much easier...Plus, it doesn't hurt that they are SO cute, right?!

One soon-to-be Mami will get to enjoy them all, courtesy of @jamesfoxco

Details on how to enter:

  • Follow all 3 companies on Instagram ( @jamesfoxco  @orbitbaby  @ergobaby )
  • Post a picture on IG of your belly (or of any baby goodies you have) + #jamesfoxgives
  • Tag 2 friends on our IG post
  • U.S. Only
  • 3 day giveaway
  • Winner will be announced this Friday July 24th 

 

The Future of James Fox Co.

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Here at James Fox Co., there is nothing more important than giving back. 

We know that the bond between women who have carried precious, little lives into this world is indescribable.  It is an unspoken commitment to our fellows to offer wisdom, support, or a simple, knowing look that says,  'I've been there too’.

At James Fox Co., we know that this bond presents a tremendous opportunity to give back.  Our hands will extend to mothers who live a mile away, and those who live half way around the world. 

Mothers Helping Mothers, has always been the anthem in our hearts, and we want nothing more than to offer you a chance to sing along with us.  Very soon, we will launch our very first, Mothers Helping Mothers, project.  Through it, you will see the impact that you can make on a mother whom you have never even met.  One gown purchase can make a difference. 
 
We offer a heartfelt, thank you for all of your support of James Fox Co., and for helping us help other mothers in need.