Tuesday, November 13, 2012

World Premature Day ~ Nov 17

The second annual World Prematurity Day is  November 17, 2012.  March of Dimes wants to draw attention to this Day, and to make an impact for babies all around the world.  Worldwide, 15 million babies are born prematurely every year. Premature birth is the number one cause of death during the first months of life. Babies who make it often face a lifetime of medical setbacks. Critical research is the key to identifying the causes of premature birth so that we can better prevent it.
Raising awareness of premature birth is the first step we can take to defeating it!
You can learn more in the Born Too Soon 2012 report, co-authored by the March of Dimes; Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health; Save the Children and the World Health Organization.
The Take Action Challenge:

Share your own stories, photos and videos of premature birth’s impact on you; like World Prematurity Day on Facebook and grab a Facebook cover photo. Find more ways to take action here.
Share This:

Help more babies make it to their first birthday: #worldprematurityday

Watch This:

View and share the March of Dimes global prematurity video.
You can also learn more at

***Disclosure-My daughter was born at 35 weeks and this story/cause is dear to my heart.  No compensation was received.  Informational post only.

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