march of dimes
Saint Luke's Hospital teamed up with March of Dimes to bring some extra joy to preemie mamas.
"Though she be but little, she is fierce."
I often think about what it means to be a preemie, how I’m part of this group of fighters.
The March for Babies is held yearly in over a thousand communities with the proceeds going to fund March of Dimes research to prevent premature births, birth defects and infant mortality. This will be the 3rd year that my family participates in this wonderful event.
It's important to me to share Elijah's story again during this Prematurity Awareness Month. African-American moms like me face a one-and-a-half times greater risk of having a premature baby compared to non-Hispanic white mothers.
I love holding the March of Dimes Commemorative Coin in my hand. For me, it symbolizes holding a bit of our past, along with our future. We hope that every family in America buys at least one of those coins. Think about that impact and how together we can conquer preterm birth.
No longer just passengers, patients are now co-pilots helping to navigate the future of medical progress. But until recently, the pace of progress has been slow. In some diseases, we still utter the words "we haven't seen a new treatment in decades" with a straight face. Decades. Are we seriously accepting this?
No major medical or public health organization has concluded that abortion increases a woman's risk of preterm birth. However, impassioned (but naive) abortion opponents insist that abortion is causally related to prematurity.