Thursday, October 16, 2008

Petition for Preemies

This cause is close to my heart. So close. So dear. Would you consider going here to sign this petition?

1. We urge the federal government to increase support for prematurity-related research and data collection as recommended by the Institute of Medicine and the Surgeon General’s Conference on the Prevention of Preterm Birth, to:

(a) identify the
causes of premature birth;
(b) test strategies for prevention;
(c) improve the care, treatment and
outcomes of preterm infants;
(d) and better define and track the
problem of premature birth.

2. We urge federal and state policymakers to expand access to health coverage for women of childbearing age and to support
smoking cessation programs as part of maternity care.

3. We call on hospitals and health care professionals to voluntarily assess
c-sections and inductions that occur prior to 39 weeks gestation to ensure consistency with professional guidelines.

4. We call on businesses to create workplaces that support maternal and infant health.
View our 14 recommendations.

1 comment:

MoDBev said...

Thank you so much for posting about our Petition for Preemies! We have over 92,000 signatures and are headed toward 100,000. It is through blogs like yours that we can get the word out!