November is Prematurity Awareness Month and when the March of Dimes focuses the nation’s attention on premature birth. I am going to try to keep you all updated on what is happening here and around the world.
Prematurity is a serious health crisis. Every year, more than half a million babies are born too soon in the United States, which has one of the highest preterm birth rates in the world.
Premature birth costs society more than $26 billion a year and takes a high toll on families. Babies born just a few weeks early are at risk of severe health problems and lifelong disabilities. Premature birth is the number 1 killer of newborns.
To kick off Prematurity Awareness month here on ShareYourStory, however, I wanted to share an article from today's Huffington Post: "Here are Five Reasons Why Preemies Are Completely Inspiring."
We all know that premature babies are fighters, but it is still fun to see it recognized.
To read more, visit: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/03/preemie-facts_n_6083070.html
I'll be stealing your stats for my fb PAM facts I'm posting each day. Thanks!
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