One in eight babies are born prematurely and rely on heated incubators to regulate their body temperatures. Kangaroo Care techniques help parents to bond with their premature infants by employing skin-to-skin contact that can stimulate temperature regulation, boost emotional and sensory development, and improve oxygen and heart rates. As an advocate for the needs of families dealing with premature births, Preemies Today helps provide Washington, DC hospitals with Kangaroo Care chairs to increase the time parents can spend with their newborns.
In order to practice Kangaroo Care properly, parents need easily portable and adjustable reclining chairs that provide comfortable support. However, many hospitals are not adequately equipped with the seating necessary for Kangaroo Care. In the Washington, DC metropolitan area, there are 22 neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) that treat more than 7,000 babies each year, and Preemies Today has already donated 15 portable Kangaroo Care chairs to 10 hospitals.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help Preemies Today furnish NICUs in Washington, DC with chairs that can help to increase the amount of time parents spend bonding with their premature infants. If G-Team members raise $210, then Preemies Today can purchase three portable Kangaroo Care chairs for a local NICU. Each additional $70 raised will purchase an additional chair.
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