Sunday, November 8, 2009

Join Other Mommy Bloggers: Fight for Preemies on Nov. 17th

Anyone who is pregnant or already is a mom should care about this topic because we either know from experience and/or know someone else who has had a premature baby (or babies, if multiples) with potentially serious health problems.

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


  1. Janis Thanks so much for posting this. I work a lot with the March of Dimes here in the Twin Cities and you are so correct that we all need to work together to get the word out.

    Now that I know, I will definitly be blogging about this on November 17. All my mommy bloggers, raise your Cheerio filled hand in the air and work together.

  2. Almost everyone has heard of March of Dimes, so let's all make sure they know about Preemie Awareness Day on Nov. 17th too

  3. Thanks for your announcement. Please stop by my blog 6512 and growing, on November 17th to hear the story of my son, born at 25 weeks.

  4. On behalf of the March of Dimes, thank you so much for joining the fight for preemies and your ongoing support. Your words do make a big difference.