The Anoia bridge lights up in lilac on World Prematurity Day

World Prematurity Day

Today, November 17, is World Prematurity Day, which is celebrated worldwide to raise awareness and awareness about prematurity, its causes and the many consequences that this fact has on children born in the short, medium and long term. ahead of time. This year, Martorell City Council, at the request of the Association of Premature Babies of Catalonia (We are premature), joins the illuminating initiative in purple the bridge of Anoia, a color that represents the struggle for the defense of the rights of children born prematurely and in support of all of them and their families.

About 7% of babies in Catalonia, about 4,500 babies each year, are born prematurely. Although most premature babies do not have serious sequelae today, it is worth mentioning the maturation delays in general, of an organic and functional nature, which causes many parents to stop working during the first years of their child’s life to take care of them. and foster a maturation process. In fact, extreme prematurity is equated with a serious illness. Much research is needed to continue research and, above all, how to treat prematurity in a comprehensive way.

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