November is Prematurity Awareness Month, as designated by the March of Dimes, and November 17 was World Prematurity Day. Families and organizations around the world are celebrating life and life saving measures for babies born too early. More than 15 million babies around the world are born prematur
When a family gives birth, life changes in an instant. New joy, new challenges, new responsibilities -- it's a beautifully exhausting whirlwind. When a family gives birth to a premature baby, life also changes instantly. But the challenges are infused with confusion and uncertainty, and the joy is f
Giving birth to a premature baby, experiencing a stay in the NICU, and bringing home a preemie all come with unique and often stressful challenges, on top of becoming a new parent or expanding your family, which are already challenging! Support and reliable information can be two of your best allies
My son was born early, at just 33 weeks and 6 days in my womb, a whopping five pounds, thirteen ounces. Most first time mothers carry their babies past 40 weeks; I was expecting to give birth in the already-high temperatures that creep into Georgia in late Ap
Yesterday, November 17, marked World Prematurity Day, an event created as part of the March of Dimes Prematurity Campaign along with several other participating organizations to raise awareness of premature birth and remember premature babies who died.