Promising news came earlier this month when the March of Dimes announced the pre-term birth rate of 11.5 percent, a fifteen-year low.
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.
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.
The women are among nearly two dozen people invited by the White House to attend the State Of The Union address.
On July 5, Josh and Stacey Dubrow welcomed their first child into the world, but their joy was short-lived.
For Patty Frisbee, giving birth was not the blessed event she had always dreamed of.