This post is sponsored by The Motherhood.
Did you know that every minute, a baby is born prematurely in the United States? Did you know Quincy is one of those babies? She was born prematurely when I was 32 weeks and 5 days pregnant. Quincy is one of 15 million babies worldwide that is born too soon each year. That’s a lot of babies, but that’s why I am thankful for the March of Dimes.
Babies like Quincy who are born a few weeks early are at risk for developmental delays and medical problems.
Every baby is born to do something special and unique.
I’m one of 39 MoDSquad bloggers spreading awareness about the imbornto® campaign for the March of Dimes, we represent the 39 weeks of a full term pregnancy. imbornto® celebrates the moms and dads that keep their babies healthy and safe before and after pregnancy.
The fight to save babies and help all moms have healthy, full-‐term pregnancies has been the focus of the March of Dimes’ mission for the last several decades.
Impact from the generous gifts that the March of Dimes has received has funded important research and programs that help all babies begin healthy lives.
You’ve benefitted from the work of the March of Dimes if you or someone you care about:
o Received the polio vaccine
o Took a prenatal vitamin with folic acid while or before becoming pregnant
o Received an APGAR score immediately following birth
o Was born prematurely or has a premature baby
With the exception of this year, we’ve walked in our local March of Dimes walk every year since Quincy was born. It’s our way of saying thank you to the March of Dimes for making such a difference in our lives.
The March of Dimes knows that every baby is born to do something special and unique. But they can’t do it alone. #imbornto is a celebration of their parents, the moms and dads who keep them healthy and safe, before and after birth. This is a thank you to them. The March of Dimes and its partners celebrate mothers and fathers on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day – and every
day, all year long.