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Thanks for visiting News Moms Need! The March of Dimes created this blog to give moms the information they need to have healthy pregnancies and families. Our team (listed below) will be blogging every week to share their personal experiences and provide you with helpful tips on pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, caring for your baby, caring for your child with special needs, family health as well as the latest information on hot news topics affecting moms and babies. That’s a lot of great info! Please join us and feel free to send us your comments. We love hearing from you.

News Moms Need Team

barb2Barbara
Hello everyone. I have worked in health promotion and disease management for many years (too many to want to count).  I have a masters degree in Health Science and I love my job as the Associate Director of Health Information Delivery at the March of Dimes. Personally, I bring my experiences of rearing two children – a boy and a girl, who are now college graduates and working in their first jobs! (Yes, it flew by!…) My passion lies in helping parents who have children with disabilities as my daughter has special needs. I write the Delays and disabilities – how to get help for your child weekly series which appears every Wednesday.  I look forward to sharing with you.

 

 

sara

Sara
Hi, I’m Sara. I am a genetic counselor and a health education specialist at the March of Dimes. I have two children in elementary school who keep me busy when I am at home. After taking some time off to be with them, I am back in the workforce trying to juggle job, family, friends, and on rare occasions, housekeeping. I would love to hear your comments, feedback, and suggestions.

 

Lauren_photoLauren
Hi! I am thrilled to be a Health Education Specialist for the March of Dimes team. I am a certified Lactation Counselor with a master’s degree in Public Health specializing in Maternal and Child Health. I have worked with women in all stages of pregnancy and post-partum. I will be posting blogs on topics ranging from pregnancy to breastfeeding to infant care. I look forward to sharing information with you and hearing any comments or questions you may have!

 

 

pic-for-nmn-blogIvette
Hi, there! I’ve been working in education and health communications for over 10 years. My posts are on hot news topics about pregnancy and baby health. I have two little ones and a Boston Terrier named Lola, all of who keep me very busy! I’m originally from Boston and my husband is a native New Yorker. Red Sox or Yankees? Pats or Jets? Celtics or Knicks? The battle lines are drawn, but our kids have yet to choose a side :) .

 

 

blogd-rose-portraitDavid
I am Archivist at the foundation’s national office. I am a certified archivist of the Academy of Certified Archivists, and I oversee the preservation and organization of the documents, photographs, and audiovisual materials of the March of Dimes Archives. I authored the first photographic history of the March of Dimes in the Images of America series published by Arcadia.