Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Please help other babies like mine! (repost)

This is National Prematurity Awareness Month.
Did you know that 1 in 8 babies is born too soon?

You can help babies like mine, maybe even your babies, have a better chance of survival. Read our story in my blog starting with the post "Introducing Cameron & Evan". But more importantly, please take just a moment to sign this petition to help babies everywhere!

March of Dimes - Petition for Premature Babies

1. We urge the federal government to increase support for prematurity-related research and data collection as recommended by the Institute of Medicine and the Surgeon General’s Conference on the Prevention of Preterm Birth, to:

  1. 2. We urge federal and state policymakers to expand access to health coverage for women of childbearing age and to support smoking cessation programs as part of maternity care.
  2. 3. We call on hospitals and health care professionals to voluntarily assess c-sections and inductions that occur prior to 39 weeks gestation to ensure consistency with professional guidelines.
  3. 4. We call on businesses to create workplaces that support maternal and infant health.

If that link doesn't work here's the TinyURL which you can copy and paste into a new web window:

Pass this on!!