Prematurity Awareness Pin
Walk With Wings have hand crafted Premature Birth Awareness Ribbons to raise awareness of the issues surrounding premature birth and the effects it has on families.
Approximately one in ten, or up to 25,000 babies are born premature (at less than 37 weeks gestation) in Australia each year. Parents of premature infants may experience an enormous amount of trauma, stress and grief as they deal with the prolonged hospitalised of their child and the on-going health concerns and problems associated with their child’s early arrival. In addition to the emotional stress many families face logistical and financial difficulties, especially with regard to accommodation, child care and transport.
The colour purple has long been used in Australia and elsewhere to represent premature birth.
If you are a prem parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle etc buy a ribbon to honour the struggle of your tiny family member. Wear it visibly and explain to anyone who asks what it stands for.