World Prematurity Day

Today is World Prematurity Day. People all over the world are working towards finding a cure for prematurity.

Some facts about prematurity:

- 1 in 8 babies are born too early.

-There are about 1,400 babies in the United States alone born every day!
- 13 million babies world wide are born too early.

- Prematurity has no rhyme or rhythm. It does not matter who you are, how much money you make, what religion you are, what job you do. It can strike anyone at anytime.

- The cause for premature births is unknown in 40% of cases.

- The main causes for prematurity are infections/inflammation, maternal or fetal stress, and bleeding.

- The state of Texas scores a D when it comes to prematurity. (Find your state here.)

The March of Dimes is working hard everyday and doing research so that one day all babies will be born healthy.

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