Angel Baby and Acorn Baby Story
Sarah and Mark share their story about an Angel Baby and an Acorn Baby. Angel baby had body stalk anomaly, meaning there was no possibility of survival outside the womb. The other baby appeared to be fine.
Borne is on a mission to end premature birth – everywhere and forever. We fund research to advance our knowledge of pregnancy and childbirth, and improve the lives of mothers and babies. We aim to:
We need a deeper understanding of pregnancy to achieve the scientific breakthroughs to prevent preterm birth. Research lays the foundations for lasting change. It gives hope to so many who have experienced the anguish of premature birth.
We support the work of obstetricians and research midwives who not only advance our knowledge and understanding of preterm birth by recruiting and supporting women involved with the groundbreaking research, but also offer crucial frontline support and care.
For advances to be made, we need more promising scientists and clinicians to forge their careers in this area of medicine and research. We encourage and support obstetricians, neonatologists, midwives and neonatal nurses to embrace their research interests.
Premature birth at a glance
babies are born too
soon every year.
Over 1 million die.
premature babies will have a permanent disability
of women who go into early labour have no idea they are at risk
You Can Help
From trekking across the world, to participating in virtual fundraising challenges, to attending our events – there are so many ways you can join in!
Whether you donate a little every month or give a one-off gift, you are investing in groundbreaking research to give babies a better start.
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Our incredible community of supporters and campaigners help us to raise awareness and expand our network even further.
THE REALITY OF PREMATURE BIRTH
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