Prematurity Awareness Month

The delivery of a premature infant (<37 weeks gestation) and the often emotional roller coaster ride that parents ensue during their child’s hospitalization is very difficult for all involved. Extended hospitalization of a preemie can cause family and marital strains, financial burdens, and emotional distress. And for some families, these hardships continue well after their baby (babies) has come home from the hospital. Preemies are at higher risk for developmental delays, respiratory issues, learning disabilities, cerebral palsy and feeding difficulties. Some premature infants remain in the NICU for many, many months while others lose their battle.
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One Comment on “Prematurity Awareness Month”

  1. MoDLin Says:

    Thank you so much for all you do for preemies and for posting on the importance of fighting for preemies. The March of Dimes greatly appreciates your support.

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