What is World Prematurity Day?
World Prematurity Day (17 November 2019) is a global movement to raise awareness of premature birth and the sometimes devastating impact it can have on families.
On this day Bliss comes together with partners from around the world to talk about premature birth in our countries and to raise awareness about the hurdles babies and parents face, and overcome, every single day.
In the UK
We know nothing can prepare parents for how it feels to have a baby in neonatal care. But it can be a huge support to know other families have been where they are now.
For World Prematurity Day 2019, Bliss wants more parents to know they are not alone.
That’s why we’re asking you to get involved by sharing what you wish someone had told you when you first arrived on the unit using #IWishIdKnown on social media.
World Prematurity Day Internationally
Sadly, prematurity is the leading cause of death in children under five.
babies are born prematurely every year
of these babies will not survive
Come and marvel at J.M.W. Turner’s ‘Picturesque views in England and Wales. It is arguably the finest and most ambitious series of British topographical engravings ever produced on copper.
Free admission for local residents or £3 adults, £2 concessions. (Includes entry to Maritime Museum)
Down by the Riverside Exhibition. A closer look at the nature and wildlife that inhabits our river banks.
Until 23 Feb 2020.