What a amazing shower we had this past Saturday!
So many wonderful parents & Babies
Red White & Babies Inc. is so blessed to have such AWESOME Sponsors!
I will be tagging and adding more pictures from the shower very soon!
What an absolutely awesome baby shower event we had on Saturday. From the laughter, to tears and complete awe from the participants, my heart was filled. Our sponsors where extremely generous and the moms and dads, our Heroes, were so appreciative and blessed. Thank you to everyone who donated their time, our volunteers, who worked hard to make the event as successful as it was. The appreciation and support for our Military and 1st Responders was overwhelming. I can’t THANK our sponsors enough; without each and every one of you, we could not hold these events. Please go to our website for a list of all sponsors and our Instagram /Twitter accounts for pictures. Moms and dads, don’t forget to send pictures and comments! Until our next event, Blessings!
Prematurity Awareness Month ~
World Prematurity Day
is observed on 17 November each year to raise awareness of preterm birth and the concerns of preterm babies and their families worldwide. Approximately 15 million babies are born preterm each year, accounting for about one in 10 of all babies born worldwide. Urgent action is always requested to address preterm birth given that the first country-level estimates show that globally 15 million babies are born too soon, and rates are increasing in most countries with reliable time trend data.
In 2018, 1 in 10 babies was born too early in the United States. Learn about the problem, risk factors, and what we can do to reduce premature birth.
About Premature Birth
A developing baby goes through important growth throughout pregnancy—including in the final months and weeks. Premature (also known as preterm) birth is when a baby is born too early, before 37 weeks of pregnancy have been completed. The earlier a baby is born, the higher the risk of death or serious disability. In 2017, pdf icon[PDF – 1.64 MB], preterm birth and low birth weight accounted for about 17% of infant deaths. Babies who survive can have breathing issues, intestinal (digestive) problems, and bleeding in their brains. Long-term problems may include developmental delay (not meeting the developmental milestones for his or her age) and lower performance in school.
Preterm Birth in the United States
Reducing preterm birth is a national public health priority. Preterm birth rates decreased from 2007 to 2014, and CDC research shows the decline in preterm births is partly due to fewer teens and young women giving birth. Despite this success, the preterm birth rate rose for the fourth year in a row in 2018, and 1 in 10 babies (10%) was born too early in the United States. Additionally, racial and ethnic differences in preterm birth rates remain. For example, in 2018, the rate of preterm birth among non-Hispanic black women (14%) was about 50% higher than the rate of preterm birth among non-Hispanic white women (9%).
Experts don’t know all the reasons that some babies are born too early. Some things (called risk factors) can increase the chance that a woman will have a preterm birth. However, a woman can still have a premature birth even if she has no known risk factors. Some risk factors for preterm birth include delivering a premature baby in the past, being pregnant with multiples, tobacco use and substance abuse, and short time (less than 18 months) between pregnancies. Additionally, pregnancy complications can result in preterm birth because the baby has to be delivered early.
Signs and Symptoms of Preterm Labor
In most cases, preterm labor (labor that happens too soon, before 37 weeks of pregnancy) begins unexpectedly and the cause is unknown. Like regular labor, signs of early labor include—
Contractions (the abdomen tightens like a fist) every 10 minutes or more often
Change in vaginal discharge (a significant increase in the amount of discharge or leaking fluid or bleeding from the vagina)
Pelvic pressure—the feeling that the baby is pushing down
Low, dull backache
Abdominal cramps with or without diarrhea
If you have any signs or symptoms of preterm labor, call your healthcare provider right away.
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