November 2010

November is Prematurity Awareness Month

Though I may have a lot of “pet causes,” as many people call them, prematurity is one of my top five. It’s one of the few causes that is incredibly personal to me, since my own baby was three months premature due to preeclampsia. Prematurity continues to be the leading cause of infant mortality, and by understanding its causes—and then preventing them—we can save a lot of families from heartache and a lot of babies from dying.