Author: March of Dimes

Breast is best, even during the coronavirus crisis

Breast is best, even during the coronavirus crisis

August is National Breastfeeding Month and the last week of the month—August 25 through August 31—is Black Breastfeeding Week. Breast milk is ...
Keeping your baby’s vaccines on track during the pandemic

Keeping your baby’s vaccines on track during the pandemic

During uncertain times like the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents may be worried about how to best protect their babies. But even during the pandem ...
Don’t delay getting vaccinated because of COVID-19

Don’t delay getting vaccinated because of COVID-19

August is National Vaccination Month. It’s important now more than ever not to delay getting vaccinated because of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease-2019 ...
How is gastroschisis diagnosed and treated?

How is gastroschisis diagnosed and treated?

Gastroschisis Awareness Day is Thursday, July 30, 2020. Gastroschisis is a birth defect of the abdominal (belly) wall this is becoming more co ...
Getting ready for another baby

Getting ready for another baby

Due to the current pandemic, some women may be thinking about postponing having another baby for a later time. But for others, that's not the cas ...
MTHFR variant and folic acid: What you need to know

MTHFR variant and folic acid: What you need to know

MTHFR stands for methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase. It’s an enzyme (protein) that helps your body break down and use folate. One MTHFR variant ...
Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

The Fourth of July seems to be when summer barbecues abound. Grills get fired up and freezers are stocked with popsicles. It’s always great to kick ...
Where is the safest place to deliver your baby during the coronavirus pandemic?

Where is the safest place to deliver your baby during the coronavirus pandemic?

Choosing where to deliver your baby is a personal decision. The COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis may lead you to rethink that decision. Here is some ...
Why are opioids dangerous?

Why are opioids dangerous?

What are opioids? Opioids are a class of drugs used to reduce pain. Opioids are used as painkillers after an injury or surgery. They’re someti ...
Becoming a dad during the COVID-19 pandemic

Becoming a dad during the COVID-19 pandemic

Congratulations on becoming a dad! This is an exciting time for you and your family –your baby will be here soon! It's very common to have lots ...