Support the Health of Premature Newborns

Support the Health of Premature Newborns

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Ambria White started this petition to Politicans and

November 7th 2019

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2017 1 in 10 babies were born prematurely in the United States. Since 2014, the number of premature births in the United States has been on the rise. Premature births can lead to further complications, such as developmental delays or increased risk for infection. Early action is crucial for the proper development and care of premature babies.

Many parents of premature babies are not given adequate education on how to care for a baby that is born prematurely. Some parents are also unaware of the resources, such as early intervention services that are out there for their children. The information that hospitals currently provide is general, difficult to understand, or they provide no information at all.

New York State Assembly Bill A3618, requires that hospitals provide written education to parents that have a baby born prematurely. This information includes the unique health issues affecting infants born prematurely, proper care and support for a premature newborn, infectious disease awareness, and community resources for the child and their families.

With the passage of this bill more infants and their families would be able to get the support that they need. It is important the premature newborns get the support and care they need early on for proper development and for the best outcomes in the future. This bill would help parents be able to give their newborn the proper care that they need and deserve. It would also help decrease the parents stress and allow them access to supports within their communities.

Please consider signing this petition to support the development and health of newborn babies and their families.  

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