Tag: preterm birth

Premature Birth Report Cards grades are not so good this year

Premature Birth Report Cards grades are not so good this year

The 2018 March of Dimes Premature Birth Report Cards are in and the grades aren’t good. The United States received a disappointing grade “C." M ...
Premature birth and the NICU: a personal experience

Premature birth and the NICU: a personal experience

Every day I read and answer lots of questions on topics like preconception care, prenatal care, and how to have a healthy pregnancy. I also answer ...
Join in World Prematurity Day activities tomorrow

Join in World Prematurity Day activities tomorrow

The world will light up purple tomorrow to bring awareness to the problem of preterm birth. Landmarks all over the world will be ablaze in purp ...

Brain bleeds in premature babies

The younger, smaller and sicker a baby is at birth, the more likely he is to have a brain bleed, also called an intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH). If ...
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 ...
March of Dimes’ researchers hard at work

March of Dimes’ researchers hard at work

Did you know that in 2014, the March of Dimes invested about $25 million in research to defeat premature birth and other health problems? Scientific r ...
Thirdhand smoke is dangerous

Thirdhand smoke is dangerous

Thirdhand smoke, the residue left behind in a room where someone has smoked, is harmful to your child. You have heard how smoking can negatively af ...
What is dysgraphia?

What is dysgraphia?

Premature birth can lead to long-term challenges, such as learning disabilities.  Dysgraphia is a learning disability (LD) in the area of writing. It ...
Smoking – a risk for preterm birth

Smoking – a risk for preterm birth

We’ve all read the articles, seen the ads, maybe even known someone who has had lung cancer. But many pregnant women still smoke. Did you know that sm ...

PREEMIE Act signed into law

On Nov. 27th, President Barack Obama signed into law S. 252, the PREEMIE Reauthorization Act, a bill to reauthorize federal research, education and in ...