March for Babies
The March of Dimes’ March for Babies is Sunday. WCBS 880 is once again a proud sponsor of the annual event to raise money to help prevent premature birth.
The mother said that thanks to the March of Dimes, Emma was given shots to help open her lungs.
A Staten Island family living with the effects of prematurity is trying to help others cope.
Two Queens hospitals, Jamaica Medical Center and Elmhurst Hospital, are partnering with the March of Dimes to prevent prematurity.
WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond spoke with a family that’s been involved since the very beginning of their own journey with prematurity.
The day was off to a chilly start, but once things warmed up it was a beautiful morning for the March of Dimes – March For Babies.
Many people will be hitting the pavement across the country on Sunday, for the March of Dimes’ ‘March For Babies’.
Daphne Hood was born nearly 14 weeks premature and was hospitalized in the neonatal intensive care unit at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital for 133 days.
The joy of discovering he was to be the father of twin girls soon turned sadness for Michael Skrilow of Queens. Skrilow’s twins were born nine weeks early and Zoe weighed just 2 pounds, but they thrived.
The March For Babies is the signature event of the March Of Dimes, whose focus is fighting to find causes and solutions to premature births.
For so many families, the premature birth of twins often means the loss of one child. One family credits the March of Dimes for helping them keep living.
At 26 weeks into her first pregnancy, Stacey Wender had no idea she was about to give birth. But that’s what happened. Her son Blake was born weighing just two pounds.
When a baby is born prematurely, it is incredibly hard on the parents. That’s where this New York City grandmother comes in.
Rosemary Pineda-Gelb gave birth to twin boys 14 weeks early. Ethan survived. Caleb did not.
“Their respiratory rate is a little lower, which is very good for them. If you’re in a calmer state you’re going to grow better, faster, and go home sooner,” Dr. Aimee Telsey told WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond.