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Preemie survival tale is full of tears, love and luck

Prematurity Awareness Month


November is Prematurity Awareness Month. 




  • A premature birth is one that occurs before 37 weeks gestation.


  • 12-13 percent of babies born in the U.S. are premature, a steadily rising number.


  • 60-70 percent of premature births occur after the 34th week.


  • 5 percent occur before 28 weeks.


  • Prematurity is the No. 1 killer of newborns, and babies who survive often face serious health challenges and lifelong disabilities.



On Tuesday,  hundreds of bloggers will post on the topic of prematurity. To learn more see www.marchofdimes.com/fightforpreemies.

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