We remember — and perhaps you do, too — moments during our pregnancies where thoughts of premature births or complications or anything other than the perfect birth scenario settled into our minds. For some of us, we carried to term and those fears never came true. For others, we know too well the heartache and unknowns that comes with a premature birth.
1 in 10 babies are born too soon — and the U.S. preterm birth rate is among the worst of developed nations, with almost half a million babies being born premature or with birth defects each year. This month is National Prematurity Awareness Month, where we take the time to learn, educate, and take action toward preventing premature birth and birth defects.
One of the ways we’re working towards better care for moms and babies is by partnering with March of Dimes through Radius Bank. March of Dimes helps support research toward solutions that ensure every baby is born healthy, and now, banking with Radius Bank directly benefits the cause. With their new Superhero Checking account, 1% of all your purchases each month on your debit card will be donated to March of Dimes — and, if you earn interest on the account, they’ll match and donate that, too.
1 in 10 babies are born too soon — and the U.S. preterm birth rate is among the worst of developed nations, with almost half a million babies being born premature or with birth defects each year.
National Prematurity Awareness Month and the March of Dimes is particularly close to our hearts here at The Everymom because our own editor, Ojus Patel, experienced a premature birth with her first son, Arian. Her story has made the reality of preemie births all that more real to us, and she’s sharing her struggles and joys with you in this video. Watch for all the ways you can work with Radius Bank and March of Dimes to help support healthy babies, and for how Arian’s preemie birth changed Ojus’ life (box of tissues highly recommended).
This post was in partnership with Radius Bank, but all of the opinions within are those of The Everymom editorial board.