Prena's Mission: Safeguarding infants by reducing the numbers of tragedies associated with preterm birth
"There's no tragedy in life like the death of a child. Things never get back to the way they were."
- President Dwight David Eisenhower
The Impact of Time
The time that a fetus spends in its mother's womb is critical to its survival. At 23 weeks of gestational age a fetus has only a 30% chance of survival. The odds of survival increase by 4% per additional day that the fetus remains in the womb through the second trimester and 1-2% thereafter.
Did You Know?
15,000,000 babies are born too soon every year
More than 1 in 10 babies are born preterm, affecting families all around the world
There is currently no therapy to prevent pre term labor for more than 1-2 days that is safe and effective
Over 1,000,000 children die each year due to complications of preterm birth.
Approximately 2,000,000 survivors face a lifetime of disability, including cerebral palsy, profound retardation, blindness and deafness
The Healthcare Burden in the US alone is over $35 Billion annually
There has been no improvement in the incidence of preterm birth in over 30 years