Each year in Alabama about 500 babies die before birth or within their first year of life, and about 50 of these deaths are to women living in Mobile County.
The top three causes of infant mortality in Alabama are congenital abnormalities, premature birth and sleep-related causes. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) deaths happen to 1,500 babies each year in the United States. Many more die from unsafe sleep conditions such as suffocation from tummy sleep, sleeping with parents and/or other children, or unsafe sleep practices.
One out of every 10 babies born in the U.S. are born too soon. Cost of healthcare for a premature baby can cost over $100,000. About 380,000 babies are born prematurely each year in the United States.
The loss of a child affects us all. A part of our future is lost.
Each year in Alabama over 1,000 babies die before birth or within their first year of life, and about 100 of these deaths are to women living in Mobile County. One out of every 8 babies born in the U.S. is born too soon. Help others by sharing your story.