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What you need to know about pain medication and pregnancy

What you need to know about pain medication and pregnancy

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 191 million opioid prescriptions were American patients in 2017. Prescrip ...
World Birth Defects Day

World Birth Defects Day

Every year, an estimated 8 million babies around the world are born with a serious birth defect. In the United States, it’s about 1 in 33 babies. ...
Twitter chat alert! World Birth Defects Day

Twitter chat alert! World Birth Defects Day

  March 3rd is World Birth Defect Day, a global event to create awareness about birth defects. Birth defects are health conditions that are ...
My NICU Baby App™ is available in Spanish!

My NICU Baby App™ is available in Spanish!

Having a baby in the NICU can bring a wave of mixed emotions. You may feel sad, angry and overwhelmed at the same time. Being around unfamiliar eq ...
What’s best for you is also best for your baby

What’s best for you is also best for your baby

Each year in the United States, about 1 in 33 babies is born with a birth defect. Birth defects are health conditions that are present at birth. T ...
BREAKING NEWS: House of Representatives approve PREEMIE Reauthorization Act and Maternal mortality bill!

BREAKING NEWS: House of Representatives approve PREEMIE Reauthorization Act and Maternal mortality bill!

On Tuesday, December 11th the House of Representatives passed two bills that focus on important issues affecting the health of moms and babies in ...
Premature Birth Report Cards grades are not so good this year

Premature Birth Report Cards grades are not so good this year

The 2018 March of Dimes Premature Birth Report Cards are in and the grades aren’t good. The United States received a disappointing grade “C." M ...
Do you live in a maternity care desert?

Do you live in a maternity care desert?

Maternity care is the health care women get during pregnancy, labor and birth and in the postpartum period after giving birth. Getting quality materni ...
Stacey D. Stewart speaks to Congress about maternal death

Stacey D. Stewart speaks to Congress about maternal death

 March of Dimes President Stacey D. Stewart spoke before the U.S. Congress yesterday (September 27, 2018). She urged lawmakers to pass legislation ...
March of Dimes President Stacey D. Stewart urges Congress to take action to save moms’ lives

March of Dimes President Stacey D. Stewart urges Congress to take action to save moms’ lives

Each year in the United States 700 women die from pregnancy-related causes and more than 50,000 have a near-miss (nearly-die) from severe complication ...