Sunday, November 18, 2012

World Prematurity Day

Purple Candles
Thank you
 National Premmie Foundation for photo
Today is World Prematurity Day and we are turning Australia purple to help raise awareness and celebrate. (We'd turn our blog purple, but it is already purple!)

In Australia approximately 8% of all babies are born pre-term (before 37 weeks gestation). Of these 25,000+ Australian babies born premature;
• 79% between 32 and 36 weeks
• 10% between 28 and 31 weeks
• 11% less than 28 weeks    (Thanks Miracle Babies for the stats.)

Look@MyBaby are proud to provide services to King Edward Memorial Hospital NICU, and many Special Care Nurseries around the country.

It is never easy for parents to leave a baby in hospital, but thankfully there are some fantastic volunteer foundations in Australia and all over the world, to help provide support from others who have experienced premature birth first-hand.

Support can be in many forms, including Li'l Aussie Prems online Forum (Click here),  Miracle Babies Nurture time (Click here), or Life's Little Treasures apps (Click here). All these organisations provide many more services, these are just a few examples. We are proud to partner with all these organisations to try to make your time in NICU or SCN a little easier.

If you would like to make a donation National Premmie Foundation click here, or any of the organisations above, please follow the links to their websites.

World Prematurity Day, Saturday 17th November 2012. Share stories, Spread Hope, Save Lives.

Li'l Aussie Prems
Miracle Babies
Life's Little Treasures

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