This month is a special month for many people in this world.
It's Premature Awareness Month!
Since 1 in 8 babies are born premature, there are a lot of people that could help spread the message or give back to organizations dedicated to prematurity.
Right now on Groupon, Preemies Today and G-Team, have teamed up to do that. They have made it as quick and easy as ever to donate $10 towards Kangaroo Care chairs for NICU's in Washington, DC Metropolitan area hospitals.
"If 21 People Donate $10, Then
Preemies Today Can Purchase Three
Portable Kangaroo Care Chairs for a Local NICU"
Kangaroo Care (skin-to-skin care): provides parents of premature infants a comfortable and developmentally supportive way to hold their babies. This method of holding promotes temperature regulation, improves oxygen and heart rates, emotional development, sensory development, and leads to better medical outcomes of the premature infant.
My first daughter, Isabella, was born at 33 weeks and was immediately taken to the NICU following her birth. I didn't get to hold her for several days.
I was devastated.
In my heart I felt like holding her would really make a big difference in her progress in the NICU. Eventually, I was able to hold her skin-on-skin for nursing. She fell in love with me!
Every mom and baby should be together from day one.
Supporting Preemies Today and their Kangaroo Care Initiative, is a great way to help moms and babies stay bonded in the NICU after a premature birth.
About Preemies Today:
Preemies Today is a 501c3 non-profit organization based out of the Washington, DC metropolitan area. We provide an online resource directory, community forum, NICU Care Packages, and education lectures. Our mission is to advocate for the needs of families experiencing the traumatic event of premature birth. We carry out this mission by providing education, support, resources, and a sense of community through outreach programs and parent-to-parent support from birth throughout childhood.