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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 ...
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 ...
International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

Today we celebrate International Women’s Day. It’s a time to shine a light on the important roles of women in our society, their amazing contribut ...