Sunday, November 17, 2013

World Prematurity Day 2013

Today, November 17 2013 is World Prematurity Day.  Every year, 15 Million babies around the world are born too soon.  2007 saw 3 preemie's for our family. In January 2007, my niece and nephew were born at approx 32 weeks; they spent 3 weeks in the NICU of a local hospital and then came home with their parents.

6 months later, Mr. J was born at approx 36 weeks.  My mom mentioned that having 1 premature grandbaby would have been more than enough, but after 3 in 6 months she never needed to see another incubator again.

However, we are SO fortunate to have the medical care we do.  In high income countries, 10% of premature babies die. Which is incredibly sad, and my heart goes out to those families. In low income countries, that number is not 10 %. It is higher, much higher. That number rises to 90%.

To read some personal stories about Premature babies follow the links below:

Tanya's Stories
Avery's Act of Kindness
Julien's Story
Marcus' Story
Life on Manitoulin


  1. My baby was premature. she was barely 5 lbs... but now she is 15 years old and healthier than any fully developed baby.

  2. My brother was premature and suffered no effects from this.


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