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Giving babies a healthy start in life

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

The March of Dimes focuses on helping women have full term pregnancies and preventing premature birth, which is the biggest cause of infant mortality. In Vermont, 6,223 babies are born each year. And of those babies, 524 are born prematurely and 190 are born with a birth defect. The average medical cost of a healthy baby is $4,320 and the average medical cost for a premature baby is more then 12 times as much-- $55,025.

Roger Clapp is the state director of the March of Dimes and Barney Matthews is the Burlington March for Babies ambassador. Watch the video for more.

For more information and registration for March for Babies:

http://www.marchofdimes.com/

http://www.marchforbabies.org/connections_walk_list.asp?state=VT

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