November 17th is World Prematurity Day. Here in Colorado, an average of 158 babies are born preterm (33-36 weeks) every week and 23 Colorado babies are born very preterm (less than 33 weeks). Prematurity is the leading cause of death in newborns in Colorado and prematurity is the leading contributor to lifelong disabilities for children.
What can we do?
Newborn Hope believes we can reduce the risk of prematurity in infants by providing statewide educational opportunities for safe pregnancy and continuing education for healthcare providers.
The ZOYA D. MILLER EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE is held annually and draws more than 50 nurse professionals statewide. Providing continuingnursing education credits, our conference is directed by top medical experts in the industry and provides relevant trending topics related to prematurity in our Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs).
Our educational booklet, CARRYING TO TERM, provides information about safe pregnancy and how to identify risk and preterm labor symptoms. It is provided to medical offices statewide in English and Spanish, and as an online resource.
Newborn Hope’s BETTER BEDREST PROGRAM supports families, mothers and siblings with resources, support, and encouraging materials while enduring a challenging time on bedrest during pregnancy.
Newborn Hope GRANTS a significant number of dollars each year to leading Colorado organizations for equipment and programs that help the tiniest of our babies. We strive to invest in programs statewide and extend our reach to rural and suburban communities where resources are often limited. Since its inception, Newborn Hope has provided millions of dollars statewide, with more than $300,000 to Penrose-St. Francis Health Foundation and more than $300,000 to Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation.
Click here to Donate today! Help us give Colorado Premature babies a healthier start.
Your donation is tax deductible, and all funds stay in Colorado.