PREEMIE FACTOIDS

Did you know that over 450,000 babies are born premature in the United States every year? And 15,000,000 worldwide. Because of their early arrivals preemies are more susceptible to a myriad health issues including apnea, PDA (Patent Ductus Arteriosis ) and RDS (Respiratory Distress Syndrome ). But technology and science continue to evolve. In fact, a preemie born today has a much greater chance at survival compared to only 10 years ago.  Keep checking back for more factoids.

Our Mission

The Mission of the Little Bear Foundation is to provide support to families of premature babies.  We offer education and care throughout the entire preemie experience - from birth to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to life after the hospital.  We also provide support to families who are pregnant again after having a premature baby.  The Little Bear Foundation, Inc. will work until no family feels alone.