ZenMommy‘s virtual baby shower to benefit Parents as Teachers prenatal work couldn’t have come at a better time. According to a government report issued yesterday, premature births are the number one reason the U.S. ranked 30th in the world in infant mortality in 2005. Good prenatal care is the critical factor.
Everyone agrees: we do a good job of saving premature babies in this country, but we’re not so good at preventing them in the first place. That means, among other thing, focusing pregnant moms’ attention on social and behavioral factors that affect prematurity, such as smoking and alcohol and drug use.
That’s exactly what Parents as Teachers does. And that’s why funding … including the donations from the lovely folks who entered the silent auction at ZenMommy’s virtual babyshower as well as the sponsors who made it possible (Kolcraft, Artistic Sensations, Viewpoints, Snap Stories, and of course My Mommy Manual) is so critical to what Parents as Teachers does.
Babies are our future. These are the folks who are ensuring they have a healthy start to a bright future. Join them.