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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 ...
Treating for Two: Medication safety before and during pregnancy

Treating for Two: Medication safety before and during pregnancy

  During National Women’s Health Week this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) National Center on Birth Defects and ...
Food safety during pregnancy: Protect yourself and your baby from harmful germs

Food safety during pregnancy: Protect yourself and your baby from harmful germs

Your immune system is your body’s way of protecting itself from illnesses and diseases. During pregnancy your immune system weakens. This is a nor ...
Healthy babies across the life course: Past reflections and future progress during National Minority Health Month

Healthy babies across the life course: Past reflections and future progress during National Minority Health Month

By Kweli Rashied-Henry, March of Dimes Director of Health Equity Frederick Douglass once said “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” As a ...
Repeat lead tests are advised for certain children, pregnant women and breastfeeding moms

Repeat lead tests are advised for certain children, pregnant women and breastfeeding moms

Recently the FDA and CDC issued a notice that some lead tests done by Magellan Diagnostics may be incorrect. The FDA says “certain lead tests manuf ...