Sign the Petition for Babies

In this day and time, it's hard to believe that Prematurity is STILL on the rise. But that is, in fact, the case. The March of Dimes has started a petition. The purpose of this petition is:

1. We urge the federal government to increase support for prematurity-related research and data collection as recommended by the Institute of Medicine and the Surgeon General’s Conference on the Prevention of Preterm Birth, to:
(a) identify
the causes of premature birth;
(b) test strategies for prevention;
(c) improve the care, treatment and outcomes of
preterm infants;
(d) and better define and track
the problem of premature birth.
2. We urge federal and state policymakers to expand access to health coverage for women of childbearing age and to support
smoking cessation programs as part of maternity care.
3. We call on hospitals and health care professionals to voluntarily assess
c-sections and inductions that occur prior to 39 weeks gestation to ensure consistency with professional guidelines*.
4. We call on businesses to create workplaces that support maternal and infant health.
View our 14 recommendations.

Can you please take a moment to sign this petition to help babies?

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Jo-Jo said...

I went over and signed! My goddaughter was a premie, I know what a struggle it can be.

JEN said...

Thank you for your contribution to the March of Dimes. I don't have much money, but I donated to your cause. My children are my life and I can't imagine this world without them. Thank you for sharing your story.