Wednesday, November 17, 2010
National Prematurity Awareness Day
Today is National Prematurity Awareness Day. Every year, 20 million babies are born too soon, too small and very sick-half a million of them in the U.S. November 17th is when we fight! As many of you know, my guys were born at 31 weeks as an emergency crash c-section due to a rare twinning condition (monoamniotic/monochorionic). While my story is not as common as other premature births, the outcome is the same... two babies with very low birth weights with a lengthy NICU stay and a continued daily fight even two years later. No one should have to watch their baby's first few months of life through an incubator window, and I hope to know no one else who will.