Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Five years ago tomorrow, Peanut was born 6.5 weeks early. We were very, very lucky. He was well-developed, a fighter, and needed only 9 days in the NICU with minimal interventions.

Prematurity is a leading cause of neonatal death and sadly, the US has one of the highest rates of premature births in the developed world.

1 comment:

Meadowlark said...

I did not know that statistic about the US preemie rate. Wonder why. Thoughts?

OH. MY. GOSH. you are not going to believe this, my capcha word was AFETAL !!!!!