World Prematurity Day

World Prematurity Day

World Prematurity Day is a global movement to raise awareness of premature birth that takes place on 17 November

The Sick Children’s Trust is joining the charity Bliss and other leading organisations this World Prematurity Day, 17 November, to raise awareness of the experience parents with premature babies face in the days, weeks and months after their baby’s arrival.

Prematurity is still the leading cause of death in children under five and over 164 babies born premature are admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) every day across the UK.

Find out what parents wished they had known before having a premature baby, and join in the conversation by following #iwishidknown on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Watch our film to see how our ‘Homes from Home’ are helping the families of premature babies.

When a baby arrives prematurely, there’s no time to plan. The Sick Children’s Trust is here to give families one less thing to worry about by giving them a place to stay, free of charge, just minutes from their baby’s side

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