The high-profile couple are using their fame to promote 'World Baby Shower' along with UNICEF, an initiative that aims to help expectant and vulnerable mothers.
Towards the end of last month Shakira and Gerard Pique welcomed their second child together, a boy they named Sasha, and now the Columbian-born pop star is using her high-profile status to give back to other mothers around the globe.
Shakira and Pique with their firstborn, Milan
The celebrity couple, who are also parents to 2-year-old son, Milan, are teaming up with UNICEF to throw a 'World Baby Shower,' which aims to help vulnerable mothers as well as their children - and in some cases save their lives.
In a new blog entry, Shakira promotes the initiative while explaining why it is important that she and Pique offer their help to people in need. The 38-year-old songstress is fully aware she was very lucky to have access to all the necessary resources required during her two pregnancies, something that lots of pregnant women don't have.
"As the time of my son's birth grew closer, I was full of anticipation," she wrote about pregnancy No.1. "Nonetheless, with every gift that was given to my son through the generosity of family or friends, I thought of mothers who couldn't count on even the most basic resources for their children in those first crucial stages of life, who often don't have access to vaccines, clean water, or even a proper birthing environment. For these mothers, having a baby, however happy an event, is often a risk to their own health or their newborn's."
Shakira goes on to explain that her and Pique's aim when partnering with UNICEF was "to throw a World Baby Shower that asked for gifts to be sent to places where they are not only appreciated, but where they can actually save lives," noting that the generous responses have been "overwhelming and emotional."
"With our second son, we wanted to take it one step further, and invite other parents to host their own showers that help benefit other babies and mothers living in extreme poverty," she added. "The feeling of sharing a happy event with others by helping those less fortunate is profoundly rewarding, and made the birth of our own child that much more sweet."
Since Sasha was born in January, the duo have constantly been encouraging fans to donate while sharing photos of their two sons.
"This time around, during my second pregnancy, like many mothers, I felt more confident," she said. "The questions that kept me up at night with my first now seem more manageable and I have more perspective about their importance in the bigger picture."
"What I never want to forget, or stop questioning, is why every child and mother doesn't enjoy that same sense of security," Shakira concluded. "My hope is that by the time my sons are adults, they can look back and see how even small efforts can have a big impact when multiplied-and that they take the time to tackle the big questions of their time too."