As a mom of triplets and another child born within a year, who are now Tweens, not a day goes by when I don't stop to think about the miracle of birth. Thank G-d for me, my oldest child, as well as my triplets (the later who were born a few weeks early) all came home from the hospital in less than a week, healthy.
Unfortunately, as March of Dimes point out, too many newborns are not so lucky. "Every year 20 million babies are born too soon, too small and very sick ― half a million of them in the United States," this high profile organization reminds us. "November 17 is when we fight. The rate of premature birth has never been higher. In half the cases, we simply don’t understand what went wrong. We need to fight for answers. And, ultimately, preventions."
November 17 is dedicated to raising awareness of the crisis of premature birth through blogging. The March of Dimes invites bloggers like you to get involved. I hope you will join me in this valiant battle to make a difference in the lives of unborn children. For more information see the special site set up by March Of Dimes To sign up to join other women in spreading this important message see this post on Twittermoms