Tell Your Congregation About Prematurity

Preparing for a new baby is a time filled with excitement and anticipation. No one expects anything to go wrong. But unfortunately every year, more than half a million babies in the U.S. come into this world prematurely. Many have to struggle to survive. In the United States, more newborns die from premature birth than any other cause.

Your house of worship and religious leaders can help spread a message of hope for premature babies and their families. Your congregation can alert your community to the problem of premature birth. Here are some helpful tools.

December 2008