World Prematurity Day is today, Monday 17th November. I am joining in with Bliss and a number of other organisations to raise awareness of premature birth. As the parent of a baby born preterm this message sums up exactly how we felt…
Bliss is a charity which supported our little family when our world turned upside down. Bliss is the UK charity working to provide the best possible care and support for all premature and sick babies and their families. They truly are special people.
Each time I read this fact I am still amazed by the number. This year 15 million babies will be born prematurely around the world, 60,000 right here in the UK.
As a reader of my blog or a friend I am asking you to join me on World Prematurity Day and help us turn the world the right way up for the thousands of families all around the UK and Worldwide who are facing an extremely traumatic time when their baby comes early.
What is World Prematurity Day?
In 2008 the idea came about to raise awareness of the serious issues that these babies and their families face and since then the day has gained more and more support and each year has gone from strength to strength.
Bliss is a member of The World Prematurity Network, which includes consumer and parent groups that are leaders in addressing preterm birth in their countries. Through joint efforts including World Prematurity Day on 17 November, members call for actions to prevent preterm birth and improve care for babies born preterm.
You can donate to Bliss for World Prematurity Day here.
If you would like to read our Premature Birth Story then click here.