Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Please SIGN Petition for Preemies

Please sign the petition for Preemies. As a preemie mom I know how much it would help to find out why this is happening.

Sean when he was born:

Petition for Preemies
1. We urge the federal government to increase support for prematurity-related research and data collection as recommended by the Institute of Medicine and the Surgeon General’s Conference on the Prevention of Preterm Birth, to:
(a) identify the causes of premature birth;
(b) test strategies for prevention;
(c) improve the care, treatment and outcomes of preterm infants;
(d) and better define and track the problem of premature birth.
2. We urge federal and state policymakers to expand access to health coverage for women of childbearing age and to support smoking cessation programs as part of maternity care.
3. We call on hospitals and health care professionals to voluntarily assess c-sections and inductions that occur prior to 39 weeks gestation to ensure consistency with professional guidelines.
4. We call on businesses to create workplaces that support maternal and infant health.

1 comment:

MoDBev said...

Thank you so much for getting th word out about our Petition for Preemies!! We have almost 92,000 signatures now and are closing in on 100,000. It is through blogs like yours that we can make this happen!