World Prematurity Day on November 17th

Preterm birth is the greatest contributor to infant death. About 1 in 10 babies are born too early in the United States each year. The earlier a baby is born, the higher the risk of death. Many babies born too soon may also face serious health challenges or life-long disabilities.

Laerdal supports National Prematurity Awareness Month and World Prematurity Day on November 17th to help raise awareness and by offering training solutions that enable healthcare professionals provide the best possible care for these most vulnerable of babies.

Discover more startling facts about Preterm Births and help raise awarness by sharing with #HelpingSaveTinyLives


Every year, an estimated 15 million babies are born preterm...that's 1 in 10 babies. According to the World Health Organization, all newborns are vulnerable, but preterm babies are acutely so. Read "Born Too Soon - The Global Action Report on Preterm Birth" 


Premature Anne™

Premature Anne™ is a realistically proportioned 25 week preterm baby developed by Laerdal in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics. Designed to facilitate training of healthcare professionals to initiate proper care and resuscitation during the first 10 minutes of life.

Pediatric safety and outcomes require competent healthcare providers who understand the special needs of newborns, especially preterm babies, and are able to respond in these most critical environments.

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2015 Premature Birth Report Cards

About 380,000 babies are born too soon each year...

With a grade of "C," the United States has a long way to go in reducing our preterm birth rate. In the U.S., 1 in 10 babies is born too soon, and the preterm birth rate is higher than that of most high-income countries.

Source: Grades determined by March of Dimes based on preterm birth rates from National Center for Health Statistics, 2014 final natality data.

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