Category: March of Dimes

380,000 babies born too soon in the U.S.

380,000 babies born too soon in the U.S.

This year, the United States received a “C” on the March of Dimes 2015 Premature Birth Report Card. Although the overall rate of preterm birth dropped ...
March of Dimes remembers helping families during Hurricane Katrina

March of Dimes remembers helping families during Hurricane Katrina

A guest post by Capi Landreneau, Director, Mobile Health Care for March of Dimes and former Director of Program Services for the Louisiana Chapter. ...
A woman’s microbiome may influence her chance of giving birth early

A woman’s microbiome may influence her chance of giving birth early

Last week, the March of Dimes announced that investigators from the Stanford Prematurity Research Center published an important study which may help t ...
Our fifth prematurity research center has launched!

Our fifth prematurity research center has launched!

The new collaborative, which launched earlier this month includes the University of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and ...
Celebrating Virginia Apgar

Celebrating Virginia Apgar

Have you heard of the APGAR score? It is the very first test given to your baby. The APGAR score was developed by Dr. Virginia Apgar, an obstetrical a ...
We can’t do it without you

We can’t do it without you

Volunteers have always been an invaluable part of the March of Dimes. From the very earliest days, volunteers have been full partners in the March of ...
Get your piece of March of Dimes history

Get your piece of March of Dimes history

The 2015 March of Dimes commemorative coin is here! This silver dollar coin blends the March of Dimes’ past, present and future and is minted in ho ...
March 3rd is the first ever World Birth Defects Day

March 3rd is the first ever World Birth Defects Day

Families frequently write to the March of Dimes and share a story about their child's struggle with a birth defect. Often, they ask what else they can ...
Baby’s genes may play a role in some premature births

Baby’s genes may play a role in some premature births

Some babies seem to have a genetic predisposition to a higher risk of being born too soon. Changes in the baby’s DNA – not the mother’s – may be what ...
Prescription drugs: new FDA labeling rules will help pregnant women

Prescription drugs: new FDA labeling rules will help pregnant women

Current FDA guidelines about medication safety during pregnancy can be very confusing for women and their health care providers. Soon, however, doctor ...