Nina was born 9 weeks early and was in the NICU for 5 weeks struggling with respiratory distress due to her immature lungs. At the age of 9, with her family, she is traveling to raise awareness and encouraging people to participate in the March of Dimes’ largest fundraiser, March for Babies.
“We help moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. If something goes wrong, we offer information and comfort to families. We research the problems that threaten our babies and work on preventing them.” -March of Dimes
Neonatal nurses can negatively impact communities by not providing sufficient numbers of nurses to meet the national guidelines. So the units caring for the most vunerable babies are also the most understaffed, putting the health of critically ill newborns at risk.