Premature Birth Awareness Month
November is the March of Dimes National Prematurity Awareness Month. According to the March of Dimes, worldwide more than 1 million preemies die each year.
It’s critical that moms-to-be know the signs of preterm labor, which include contractions every 10 minutes or more often, change in vaginal discharge, pelvic pressure, a low dull backache, and menstrual-like cramps.
Women at the highest risk of premature birth are those who have had a premature birth before, those carrying more than one baby, and those with certain uterine or cervical abnormalities.
MarchOfDimes.com is a great resource for moms to use to have a healthy, full-term pregnancy.