Every year, nearly half a million babies are born too soon in the United States. Our country’s premature birth rate has risen by 36 percent over the last 25 years. That’s serious cause for concern.
Premature birth costs society more than $26 billion a year and takes a high toll on families. Babies born just a few weeks early are at risk of severe health problems and lifelong disabilities. Premature birth is the number 1 killer of newborns. In 2003, the March of Dimes launched the Prematurity Campaign to address the crisis and help families have full-term, healthy babies. On Friday, November 16 the March of Dimes is hosting a Prematurity Summit and Victoria LaFromboise joined me on the KBear Morning Show with all the details!