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We are celebrating all dads!

We are celebrating all dads!

Becoming a dad is life-changing and a very rewarding experience. Despite the sleepless nights and hundreds of diaper changes, there are great mome ...
Men’s Health Week

Men’s Health Week

Each year in the United States, Men’s Health Week is observed and celebrated the week leading up to and including Father’s Day. This year from June 10 ...
Increase in the preterm birth rate

Increase in the preterm birth rate

According to a new report from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), the preterm birth rate in the United States has gone up again. In 201 ...
International Maternal Mental Health Week

International Maternal Mental Health Week

This week, April 29 to May 5, is International Maternal Mental Health Week. It’s a time to raise our voices and help create awareness about moms a ...
Unspoken stories

Unspoken stories

 Motherhood isn’t the easiest job. Often there are personal stories that aren’t talked about. And experiences range from the joys of parenting t ...
National Infant Immunization Week and measles

National Infant Immunization Week and measles

April 27-May 4 is National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW). This week each year we try to highlight the importance of vaccinating babies to protect th ...
Black Maternal Health Week 2019

Black Maternal Health Week 2019

By Wengora Thompson, MPH Wengora Thompson, MPH, serves as the Director for Maternal and Child Health and Government Affairs for March of Dimes Miss ...
National Minority Health Month

National Minority Health Month

April is National Minority Health Month. Each year many organizations come together to help raise awareness about the health status of racial and ...
Can perinatal depression be prevented?

Can perinatal depression be prevented?

Perinatal depression is depression that happens during pregnancy or in the first year after having a baby. It’s the most common complication of pr ...
Diabetes Alert Day

Diabetes Alert Day

Today is Diabetes Alert Day, a day designed to raise awareness about this condition. Diabetes is a condition in which your body has too much sugar ...