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Fight of Your Life Club: Prematurity Awareness Month


Today 1,300 babies will be whisked away from their mothers in the delivery room to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) where an incubator will become his or her home for days, weeks or sometimes months. They can break your heart to see, no bigger than the palm of your hand. Sadly, as good as we are at saving these premature infants, some won’t make it. Still, many will survive, but with an increased risk of serious medical complications and other consequences down the road.

In observance of Prematurity Awareness Month, a campaign lead by the March of Dimes, Healthline wants to get the word out to everyone about keeping babies out of the NICU.

Risk Factors for Preterm Birth

Control Factors

TAGS: Prematurity, March of Dimes, Preterm Birth, Prematurity Awareness Month, NICU

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