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How to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome

How to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome

October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month. SIDS is the sudden, unexplained death of a baby younger than 1 year old. Here are ...
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 ...
How to keep your food safe

How to keep your food safe

The foods you eat during pregnancy can help you and your baby be healthy. Eat healthy foods and make sure you handle and prepare them safely and corre ...
Heart conditions and pregnancy

Heart conditions and pregnancy

It’s not surprising to hear that being healthy before pregnancy can help prevent pregnancy complications. But if you have a heart condition like heart ...
March of Dimes resources for NICU parents

March of Dimes resources for NICU parents

Being a parent in the newborn intensive care unit (also called NICU) can bring a mix of emotions, like fear, loneliness and anxiety. It can leave ...
September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month

September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month

September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month. It’s a time for us to bring attention to the fact that, sadly, babies die during infancy. And it’s a ti ...
Alcohol and pregnancy don’t mix

Alcohol and pregnancy don’t mix

If you’re pregnant, trying to get pregnant or think you may be pregnant, don’t drink alcohol. Drinking alcohol at any time during pregnancy can caus ...
Why newborn screening is important

Why newborn screening is important

Newborn screening tests check for rare but serious and mostly treatable conditions. Babies with these conditions often look healthy at birth. If a ...
What you need to know about placenta previa

What you need to know about placenta previa

During pregnancy, the placenta attaches to the wall of the uterus and supplies your baby with food and oxygen through the umbilical cord. Placenta ...