I know most of you have some sort of knowledge about prematurity. You read this blog and many of you are loyal followers so you know the trials and tribulations that come with having a preemie from a readers point of view which is a start and better than no knowledge.
The March of Dimes put out their second annual Prematurity Report Card for the USA. Can you believe that 1 out of 8 babies are born prematurely in the United States. That’s insane. We need to educate ourselves on the importance of prematurity. The USA gets a “D” on this report card and Georgia gets an “F”.
Obviously the issue of prematurity is close to my heart. If I had been more educated about my body and the fact that babies are born too early Brady might have stayed put a little longer with the help of bedrest. God obviously has different plans for us and that is ok, but that doesn’t mean I can’t get the word out there to pay attention to your body when you’re pregnant. Don’t think everything is ok. If something seems to be not normal go to the doctor and don’t let them blow you off.
Help the March of Dimes reach their goal of many babies staying put until term. Be educated. Check out www.marchofdimes.com to learn more about prematurity. Let babies like Brady give you a desire to educate yourself about prematurity. They are strong little fighters and you should get to know more about their struggles and how you can be educated and help prevent prematurity.
Brady Faith was brought into this world 12 weeks premature. This was a result of mommy having pre-eclampsia and there being a reverse blood flow to/from the placenta. Brady wasn't growing like she should and it would have just gotten worse. She weighed 1lb 7oz and was 11 3/4in long. To learn more about Brady and her family click here.