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.

2 comments:

MoDLin said...

Annie, thanks so much for helping to spread the word about the seriousness of premature birth. You're right, no one should have to watch their baby' first few months of life through an incubator window. That's why we Fight for Preemies, today and every day.

Laura said...

Love you. It's taken me some time to get around to reading everyone's posts for Prematurity Awareness. Lots of emotional turmoil but it's good therapy.