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.
"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 marchofdimes.com/fight.
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.