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World Prematurity Day

World Prematurity Day

November 17 is recognized around the globe as the 8th annual World Prematurity Day. Premature birth is birth that happens too soon, before 37 w ...
It’s Prematurity Awareness Month – Come chat with us!

It’s Prematurity Awareness Month – Come chat with us!

November is Prematurity Awareness Month, and World Prematurity Day is on November 17. Come and chat with us on Twitter. Raise your voice and join us ...
November is Prematurity Awareness Month. Join in the fight for the health of all moms and babies.

November is Prematurity Awareness Month. Join in the fight for the health of all moms and babies.

Premature birth is birth that happens before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Being born too soon can cause problems for babies all throughout their lives. ...
Premature birth rate in U.S. increases for second year

Premature birth rate in U.S. increases for second year

For the second year in a row, the rate of preterm birth in the United States has increased. The premature birth rate went up from 9.6 percent of birth ...
Prematurity Awareness Month has arrived and here’s how you can help

Prematurity Awareness Month has arrived and here’s how you can help

Here at the March of Dimes November means Prematurity Awareness Month. Although we work all year round to fight preterm birth, this month we are worki ...
Join in World Prematurity Day activities tomorrow

Join in World Prematurity Day activities tomorrow

The world will light up purple tomorrow to bring awareness to the problem of preterm birth. Landmarks all over the world will be ablaze in purp ...
Prematurity 101

Prematurity 101

November is Prematurity Awareness Month. There are many facts that you probably already know about prematurity, but some that you may not. Here is qui ...
Give them tomorrow

Give them tomorrow

Today is an important one here at the March of Dimes. Today we launch our new campaign, Give them tomorrow, to raise awareness and funds to fight b ...
Crazy luck – one mom’s story

Crazy luck – one mom’s story

Today, in recognition of World Prematurity Day, we are honored to share this post written by a mom of a preemie about what Prematurity Awareness Month ...
On an average DAY in the United States…

On an average DAY in the United States…

10,926     babies are born 1,045       babies are born preterm (before 37 weeks gestation) 874          babies are born low birthweight (under 5 1/2 ...