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November is Preemie Awareness Month

Boy or girl, every expectant parent’s greatest wish is to have a healthy baby.  Unfortunately, not all of us can be so lucky.  In fact, according to the March of Dimes, 1 in 8 babies are born prematurely in the United States alone.

November kicks off Prematurity Awareness Month to shed light on the ongoing problem that affects 15 million babies worldwide.  Within the past 25 years, the number of preemies in the U.S. has risen to a staggering 36%.  Therefore, the March of Dimes foundation did something about it.  Established in 2003, the Prematurity Campaign works to raise awareness, help families with preemies, and conduct research to reduce the rate of premature births.

For more information on preemies and/or how to donate to the cause, visit the March of Dimes Prematurity Campaign.

 

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