November is Prematurity Awareness Month. Did you know more than 380,000 babies – or 1 in 10 babies - are born prematurely each year according to the March of Dimes? In the past year, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital admitted more than 1,300 babies from 35 counties across the state of Michigan.

Dr. Ed Beaumont, Medical Director for the NICU, joined us to discuss Prematurity Awareness Month and what the NICU does for its littlest patients.

For more information on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, visit

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