PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - November 12, 2015) - Kirkman®, an Oregon nutritional supplement company, is observing World Prematurity Day, which is on November 17 this year, by offering all of its preconception and prenatal nutritional supplements at a 25% discount .The promotion will run from Nov 16, 2015 through Nov 20, 2015.

Premature birth affects approximately one in every ten children born in the United States. Worldwide, it is the leading cause of death among children under age five. A premature birth is one in which a child is born fewer than 37 weeks into term. Pre-term babies are more likely to suffer from health problems, and often require longer hospital stays than full-term babies.

According to the Mayo Clinic, poor nutrition is one of the known risk factors that can contribute to premature birth. To minimize this risk, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend expectant mothers maintain a healthy diet, take prenatal vitamins and be sure to get at least 400 micrograms of folate daily, both before and during early pregnancy.

Kirkman® has always been dedicated to helping expectant mothers get the nutrition they need. To that end, they have created a complete line of prenatal supplements, which includes supplements for both expectant mothers and fathers. For instance, each serving of Before Baby™PreNatal Advanced Care Vitamin & Mineral Formula with 5-MTHF -- Hypoallergenic provides a full-range of vitamins and minerals including the recommended daily amount of the crucial nutrient folate.

Other items in the line include:

Before Baby™ Women's Vitamin & Mineral Formulation

Before Baby™ Immune Assist

Before Baby™ Natural Cleanse

Before Baby™ Vitamin D-3 2000 IU -- Hypoallergenic

Before Baby™ Antioxidant Super Blend -- Hypoallergenic

Before Baby™ Probiotic 7-Strain -- Hypoallergenic

Before Baby™ Men's Vitamin & Mineral Formulation

About Kirkman®:

Kirkman® is the leading manufacturer of nutritional supplements for individuals with special sensitivities and dietary requirements. Founded in 1949, Kirkman® is the oldest nutritional supplement company serving the special needs community. This experience has allowed Kirkman® to pioneer effective products in many areas of nutritional supplementation for individuals with special health needs.

Kirkman® is also a pioneer in the area of purity testing. Its Ultra Tested® protocol calls for testing every raw ingredient in each nutritional supplement it produces, excluding lotions, creams and oils, for more than 950 environmental contaminants. No other nutritional supplement company comes close to this level of commitment to producing pure, contaminant free supplements.

To learn more about Kirkman®, visit the company's website at www.kirkmangroup.com.

Contact Information:

Kulani Mahikoa
Vice President, Marketing
Kirkman Group, Inc.
Telephone: 503-694-1600
E-mail: kmahikoa@kirkmangroup.com