It’s November and officially Prematurity Awareness Month. November 17th is World Prematurity Awareness Day, and I’ll be officially launching my 2015 fundraising efforts on that day. You’ve been warned! 🙂
Prematurity is still a major problem in the United States. On average, 1 in 8 babies is born too soon. Our government spends 26 billion USD each year because of premature births. And the impact on families that go through the delivery and care for a preterm baby can be overwhelming.
My twins, Kathryn and Tiny, were born ten weeks early. We spent twelve weeks in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with our Tiny survivor. It was not a journey I would ever want to repeat.
I’ll be telling you more about it on November 17th. You can read more of my posts on prematurity here.
I did want to share this beautiful piece of work by Anne Geddes that was just released.
This beautiful image was created by world-renowned photographer and March of DimesAmbassador Anne Geddes – Official. The portrait is of baby Alfred, born eight weeks early, who is now healthy and thriving. Isn’t it lovely?
This image is helping raise awareness about the critical problem of premature birth leading up to World Prematurity Day on November 17.
Share and help us raise awareness.