― because babies shouldn’t have to.
November 17 is dedicated to raising awareness of the crisis. It is the day we fight
Do you know a baby who was born too soon, too small, unable to breathe or nurse on their own? With 1 in every 8 babies born prematurely, you probably do. While medical advances give some babies a chance of survival, for many babies premature birth is a life-or-death condition. Babies who survive can face serious health challenges and risk lifelong disabilities.
The rate of premature birth has risen more than 30 percent since 1981. In half the cases, we simply don’t understand what went wrong.
In 2009, more than 500 passionate Bloggers from around the world signed up for the BloggersUnite to Fight for Preemies event. Young and old, parents, siblings, grandparents and friends. You may have been one of them. The blogosphere rose up to fight with over 13,000 blog posts and which were read by 3.3 million readers. Together, we spoke out about the crisis of babies born too soon.
Can we beat that this year? Will you join us to help fight premature birth? Will you tell your story?
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