Britax and BOB Make Commitment to Postpartum Fitness with Support of Promise WalkMay 13, 2013
BRITAX Child Safety, Inc. and BOB Strollers have made a commitment to encouraging postpartum heart fitness in 2013, by sponsoring and participating in the Promise Walks for Preeclampsia™, including awarding strollers to top individual fundraisers in select markets throughout the country. So get outside and participate in your local Promise Walk by walking or jogging* with your baby!
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women. Despite a downward trend over the last four decades, death rates from this disease now appear to be increasing in women aged 35 to 54 years.
We know that women who have had preeclampsia have approximately double the risk for heart disease and stroke during the subsequent five to fifteen-year period. Research studies have shown that women who experienced preeclampsia, preterm birth, and fetal growth restriction were found to have seven times the risk of hospital admission or death from coronary artery disease.
If you had preeclampsia during any of your pregnancies, experts recommend taking extra care to monitor the health of your heart with the help of your care providers, who might recommend lifestyle modifications like regular cardiovascular exercise to reduce your risk.
BRITAX and BOB strollers are designed for all types of family adventures. Brand experts will be in Portland and Brooklyn to educate participants on many of the latest strollers available by both brands. Other select walks will award top fundraisers with BOB Revolution SE strollers and runner up fundraisers with BRITAX B-Agile strollers. Britax hopes that with our participation in and sponsorship of the Promise Walk, that we will be able to help increase the attendance at events and in turn increase the awareness of the Preeclampsia Foundation mission.
About BRITAX Child Safety Inc.
BRITAX manufactures and markets a full line of premium car seats, strollers, baby carriers and accessories. Since its founding in Britain in 1939, the company has established itself as a trusted juvenile products brand, known for a commitment to thoughtful, innovative engineering of safe, top-quality and intuitively designed products. In 2011 BRITAX acquired BOB Trailers, Inc. This addition reflects the company’s commitment to offering a full line of strollers to meet the modern family’s lifestyle needs. BRITAX and BOB offer versatility and a lifespan beyond one child. BRITAX USA is located in Fort Mill, SC and employs more than 200 people. For more information, visit http://www.britaxusa.com.
*BOB recommends that children should be at least 8 weeks old before riding in a BOB stroller without a BOB Infant Car Seat Adapter and compatible infant car seat. Please note that babies incapable of holding their head up must have additional head and neck support to ride safely and comfortably. With the addition of the BOB Infant Car Seat Adapter and compatible infant car seat, newborns may be able to ride in the stroller. The Infant Car Seat Adapter is designed for walking only due to the higher center of gravity. This accessory will allow parents to use select infant car seats with BOB Strollers. For jogging stroller or off-road stroller use, children should be at least 8 months old. Children develop at different rates. Prior to first use, consult with your pediatrician regarding the suitability of stroller use with your child.