NICU celebrates prematurity awareness with “graduates” and families

NICU celebrates prematurity awareness with “graduates” and families

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Who are these handsome guys? Ex-27 weekers Kyan (who was born at 1 lb 12oz) and Aiden (born at 1 lb 14oz), aka "the Wild Wiley Boys", are now 4 years old!

AAMC’s NICU celebrated the 3rd annual World Prematurity Day on November 17 with a party! NICU graduates and families came dressed in their preemie purple to show off how big they’ve gotten and share some snacks, cake, and juice. NICU staff were delighted to see how their babies have grown and thrived, some of whom were born at two pounds and are  now happy, healthy (and rambunctious) tykes!

In the United States, World Prematurity Day is sponsored by the March of Dimes to raise awareness of the global problem of premature birth. In Maryland, about 74,000 babies are born each year, 9,400 of whom are premature. To find out how you can help prevent premature birth, visit the March of Dimes Maryland.

We would like to thank all the families that came and contributed to the party. As NICU nurses, seeing our graduates grow and thrive makes our jobs so worthwhile!

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