Did you know?
1 in 10 Babies in the World are Born Preterm
Even if your family isn’t a family we help, there’s a huge chance that someone you know was or has a premature baby.
Approximately 11.4% of all pregnancies result in a premature baby. This statistic remains almost the same across ethnicities, ranging from 8-13%. And 80% of premature births happen unexpectedly. Preemies are born in families of all socioeconomic statuses – it’s an issue that affects all communities.
The preemie community belongs to us all. The Gift of Life is here to champion the cause of any family where there’s a premature baby. We’re an organization by the parents of a preemie for all those who have a preemie in their lives that they love.
What We Do in the Preemie Community
- Preemie Parent Mentoring
- Case Advocacy
- Support Groups
- Community Awareness
- NICU Ambassadors
- Discharge Care Packages
- Love Bears
- Knit Preemie Hats
- NICU Baby Cuddlers
- Grief Support
- International Outreach
- Education Materials
“When an individual takes positive action, that resonates through life.”
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Zakk Slater radio personality from K92.3 shares his story about Baby Olivia who was born prematurely. He joins The Gift of Life in supporting World Prematurity Day by asking his listeners to wear purple to help raise awareness for premature birth. 1 in 10 babies is born prematurely according to the March of Dimes statistics. The Gift of […]
When parents are in the NICU, it is a roller coaster ride day in and day out. There will be good days that the baby is doing well and then there are the days when the baby’s life is in danger because the baby’s condition has taken a step backward. Many times it is infections that will […]
Alayne Gatto shares a brief moment of what life is like in the NICU. It is a stressor to a new mom regardless if that is her first baby or her second, or third to be admitted to the hospital preterm and have a baby born early and whisked away to the neonatal intensive care unit. Many […]