My mother was pregnant around January 1990, and her due date was November 26. Instead, we came in before the recommended finish line of 37 weeks to ensure our health, by being born at 7 months, or 31 weeks. Or, 11 weeks early, or premature.
My twin and I, we are fraternal twins, meaning we are not identical, and we are different genders.
She almost didn’t make it, if not for the miracle of modern medicine, specifically, the drug surfactant, and the “slickness” of Dr. John Clements, and the genius of Dr. Mary Ellen Avery.
Today, we are healthy, and thriving, thanks to the attention given to premature babies and their health.
This cause matters. This focus on preemies saved our lives, has saved the lives of millions more, and will continue to save lives.
With preterm birth rates continuing to rise, the U.S. remains among the most dangerous developed nations for childbirth, especially for women and babies of color.
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