Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Prematurity Awareness Day

Today, bloggers around the world unite to raise awareness for Prematurity Awareness Day.

1 in 8 babies are born prematurely.

In nearly 4 of 10 premature births, the cause is unknown.

The serious effects of an early birth can last a lifetime.

Each year 13 million preemies are born worldwide, over half a million in the US.

More newborns die from premature birth than from any other cause.

Visit the March of Dimes website to find out what you can do to help. Read about the prematurity research underway.

The outcomes of this research have directly affected our family by helping to prolong the pregnancy, determine the cause of prematurity, and aid Andrew's recovery from an early birth.

We thank God every day that our little 2 lb 3 oz peanut is now a 24 lb, running, happy, healthy boy.

(Andrew is a month old in this picture.)


MoDBev November 18, 2010 at 6:43 PM  

Thank you so much for helping to spread the world and raise awareness. We are Fighting for Preemies. You photos are really wonderful.

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