Little Warrior Courageous Heart Bodysuit
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White newborn & 6mo bodysuits. Inspired by my preemie and our story below. Professionally screen printed in Arizona.
Written Sept 2015, however, we are still giving back through these throughout EACH year:
Tonight we are releasing a product that I’ve been working on, and it is one that is very close to my heart. Some of you may know that earlier this year I gave birth to our second son, who was born at 34 weeks. None of us saw this coming, and while I thought he may come before my scheduled C-Section date, I wasn’t expecting him to be born 6 weeks early.
I had heard about and known premature babies, but I couldn’t really imagine that happening to my family. I didn’t know what it entailed to the fullest extent, and I didn’t know how something so small could change my life in such an impactful way. Our boy is now a strong, healthy, almost 9 month old little man… but the last year has been a roller coaster to say the least. I am so thankful he is thriving today, because I know things could have gone so differently, and I know there are families still going through hardships today with their preemies. I am also super grateful for the experience to connect with other preemie mama’s and daddy’s through social media and in my home state.
November 17th is National World Prematurity Day. Our new “little warrior // courageous heart” onepieces and t-shirts designs were inspired by my own preemie, starting with his struggles and ultimately his perseverance. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to March of Dimes Prematurity Campaign. I’m also really excited to donate a bunch of these one pieces in newborn size to the NICU where my son spent the first 8 days of his life. If you know a fighter, then possibly this message I’ve created through this product will speak to you as well.
You can read more on premature birth below from the March of Dimes website, as this initiative is something I am very passionate about. I appreciate all of your support these last nine months and hope this message brings you some hope as well! XO, Ang
"Every year, about 450,000 babies are born too soon in the United States. After rising by 36 percent over 25 years (1981-2006), our country's preterm birth rate has declined by 11 percent over the last 7 years. However, the U.S. preterm birth rate remains too high at 11.4 percent, which is higher than that of most developed nations.
Premature birth costs society more than $26 billion a year and takes a high toll on families. Babies born just a few weeks early are at risk of severe health problems and lifelong disabilities. Premature birth is the number 1 killer of newborns.
In 2003, the March of Dimes launched the Prematurity Campaign to address the crisis and help families have full-term, healthy babies. We’re funding lifesaving research and speaking out for legislation that improves care for moms and babies. Worldwide, 15 million babies are born prematurely each year. In 2008, the campaign was expanded globally.
Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait® is a comprehensive initiative by the March of Dimes to prevent preventable preterm birth, with a focus on reducing elective deliveries before 39 weeks gestation. Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait involves an education and awareness campaign, hospital quality improvement and community intervention programs. These strategies are focused on interventions and activities that have the potential to make an immediate, substantial and measurable impact on preterm birth."