DeKalb Medical and March for Babies 2011--Will you help?
The truth is, this could have easily been the case for my identical twin boys…
But it’s not… due to organizations like March for Babies and its partnership with DeKalb Medical
Born at 37 weeks gestation, Connor weighed 5lbs 12oz and Caleb weighed in at 4lbs 10oz. Both were considered full term but due to low blood sugars, they stayed 2 days in Dekalb Medical’s Special Care Unit.
The team of extraordinary nurses and physicians made sure my children were taken care of until discharge.
During my pregnancy, the March for Babies website educated me about the warning signs of premature labor and what could be done to prevent it.
Because of March for Babies, I prevented my children from developing birth defects, low birth weight, premature birth, and eliminated the chance of infant mortality.
My story has a happy ending. But what about the more than 460,000 babies (1 in 8) each year that are born too soon?
<ul><li>Now 4 years old and will start preschool in August!!! </li></ul>
<ul><li>Do one of 2 things to get involved… </li></ul><ul><li>PARTICIPATE . Join me in the March for Babies walk on Saturday, April 30th at Georgia World Congress Center. </li></ul><ul><li>Team Name: DeKalb Medical Center </li></ul><ul><li>2) DONATE . March for Babies makes it easy to donate online, by phone, mail or fax. Go to www.marchforbabies.org for more info! </li></ul><ul><li>TEAM CAPTAIN: Catherine Palmer, M/B Clinical Coordinator </li></ul>