Saturday, October 31, 2009

Prematurity Awareness Month

Tomorrow kicks of a whole month long of promoting March of Dimes and making others aware of prematurity in infants. As a mom of a preemie, this month is so very important to me, because I feel like we need to raise awareness of what prematurity is all about and show that preemies can come out the other side just fine and dandy.

This month I am planning to make my blog all or mostly about prematurity. I am hoping to have a few guest bloggers (if you are the parent of a preemie and would like to do a guest blog post please let me know!) I am also planning to highlight statistics and information regarding prematurity.

Prematurity awareness day is Nov. 17th and BloggersUnite has a goal for that day - below is some important info from that site...

Every year, 20 million babies are born too soon, too small and very sick ― half a million of them in the United States. November 17 is when we fight.

Medical advances give even the tiniest babies a chance of survival, yet for many babies premature birth is still a life or death condition. It’s the #1 cause of death during the first month of life. And babies who survive face serious health challenges and risk lifelong disabilities.

November 17 is dedicated to raising awareness of the crisis of premature birth. The March of Dimes invites bloggers like you to get involved.

• Learn about premature birth at
• Put a badge on your blog during November, Prematurity Awareness Month®
• On November 17, blog for a baby you love and to help others

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

Please consider helping on Nov. 17th through a blog post. Also, please also help by putting a badge on your blog or any other personal site.

More to come this month...

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