Author: March of Dimes

Warning signs to look for after having a baby

Warning signs to look for after having a baby

Your body worked hard during pregnancy, to help keep your baby healthy and safe. But your body also changes after having a baby. While some chang ...
Midwifery care: Improving health outcomes for moms and babies

Midwifery care: Improving health outcomes for moms and babies

International Day of the Midwife is celebrated each year on May 5th. Below we discuss how midwifery care can help reduce maternal health disparit ...
March of Dimes is celebrating moms and putting them first!

March of Dimes is celebrating moms and putting them first!

Having a baby is all about firsts: the first smile, first tooth, first diaper change. But babies aren’t the only ones growing—new parents are als ...
Black Maternal Health Week 2022

Black Maternal Health Week 2022

We previously wrote about National Minority Health Month and the importance of highlighting the health of racial and ethnic minorities in this co ...
National Minority Health Month 2022

National Minority Health Month 2022

Each year in April dozens of organizations come together to help raise awareness about National Minority Health Month. The goal of this health ob ...
Doulas can improve care before, during and after childbirth

Doulas can improve care before, during and after childbirth

Doulas are non-clinical caregivers who provide physical, emotional and informational support to pregnant people and their partners before, during ...
5 Myths About COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy

5 Myths About COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy

One of the best ways to protect yourself and others is to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Research has shown that the vaccine is safe and effective in ...
What are cleft lip and cleft palate?

What are cleft lip and cleft palate?

Cleft lip and cleft palate are birth defects that happen during pregnancy.  Your baby’s lips form between 4 and 7 weeks, and the palate (roo ...
Help prevent neural tube defects before you get pregnant

Help prevent neural tube defects before you get pregnant

Did you know that you can reduce your baby’s risk for neural tube defects (also called NTDs) before you get pregnant? NTDs are birth defects of t ...
Protecting yourself and your baby from syphilis

Protecting yourself and your baby from syphilis

Did you know that syphilis is a preventable sexually transmitted infection (also called STI)?  In 2019, the U.S. reported a growing number o ...