OCEANSIDE — Jane Day’s pregnancy with Hazel Rose was difficult. When Day went in for an early check-up at 34 weeks, the doctors and nurses at Tri-City Medical Center noticed that Hazel’s heart rate was very high but that she was not moving. Hazel arrived via emergency Cesarean section weighing 2 pounds, 11 ounces. Doctors told Day that if she had waited until her regularly scheduled appointment, Hazel would not have survived.
Hazel spent five weeks in the neonatal intensive care unit at Tri-City. Now a beautiful and vivacious 19 month old, Hazel is thriving surrounded by her loving family. A large part of Hazel’s success is possible because of March of Dimes research and studies.
It is in celebration of Hazel Rose, as well as for thousands of premature babies born each year that the Day family will walk in the upcoming March of Dimes — March for Babies.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. with a pre-march program at 8:45 a.m. The March begins at 9 a.m. May 7 from the Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre.
The March of Dimes is a nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health, working to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.
For more information about March for Babies, visit marchforbabies.org or call (858) 576-1211.