Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Fight For Preemies

1 in 8 babies will be born premature.

The March of Dimes is working to raise awareness of premature births, and fund research to help stop them.

November 17 is dedicated to raising awareness of the crisis. Go to  BloggersUnite to join to raise awareness.

Emma and Carter were born at 35 weeks and 5 days.

They spent 9 days in the Special Care Nursery. Those were the hardest, longest 9 days of my life.

Fortunately neither of them had anything life threatening wrong with them. My heart goes out to those families who have a long hard fight in the NICU.

"Do you know a baby who was born too soon, too small, unable to breathe or nurse on their own? With 1 in every 8 babies born prematurely, you probably do. While medical advances give some babies a chance of survival, for many babies premature birth is a life-or-death condition. Babies who survive can face serious health challenges and risk lifelong disabilities. November 17 is dedicated to raising awareness of the crisis. Take 3 steps to help fight premature birth:

1. Visit
2. Put a badge on your blog to help spread the word.
3. On November 17, blog for a baby you love and to help others.

We need to fight ― because babies shouldn’t have to.


MoDBev said...

Thank you for sharing your story and being part of the Fight for Preemies. There are so many wonderful posts today to help raise awareness. Yours is one of them.

Susan Bearman said...

Thank you so much for posting for Prematurity Awareness Day. My twins were 24-weekers and today is also their birthday. It feels like everyone is celebrating their birthday right along with prematurity awareness.