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.
Springtime is host to numerous March for Babies events all across the county. These events raise money to support the March of Dimes and the various research and programs they fund. Here are six reasons I march for babies and always will.
Every day, thousands of babies are born too soon, too small and often very sick. Let's do something about this! Find a walk that is close to you. Trust me, it will be an inspiring day for everyone.
If Mom loves a good art museum or gallery show. . . BYOB paint parties, where you and your friends drink bottles of wine
For those of us who were spared by fate and vaccine, Philip Roth's Nemesis charts polio's course and brings to mind the friends and neighbors who suffered the withering and the life-long incarceration of limbs.
For me, it was Elijah's first words. Most babies begin talking on schedule as expected, some a little sooner, others a little later. Elijah's first words came late, and after much time and hard work on his part. My husband and I will never forget them.
"But," Biggio said, "it gives us some place new to look, and gives us a little more hope that we may be able to identify