Author: March of Dimes

Feeling isolated during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Feeling isolated during the COVID-19 pandemic?

When you’re pregnant or you become a new parent, it can be exciting to share the journey with family and friends. Many people look forward to sha ...
What you need to know about safe sleep for your baby

What you need to know about safe sleep for your baby

October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month. SIDS is the sudden, unexplained death of a baby younger than 1 year old. It’s som ...
March of Dimes 2020 Report: Nowhere to Go: Maternity Care Deserts Across the U.S.

March of Dimes 2020 Report: Nowhere to Go: Maternity Care Deserts Across the U.S.

Getting quality maternity care can help you have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Unfortunately, not every woman in the U.S. gets good mat ...
Too many babies are dying in the U.S.

Too many babies are dying in the U.S.

For every 1,000 babies born in the United States, nearly six babies die before their first birthday – but it doesn’t need to be that way. Sep ...
September is Sickle Cell Month

September is Sickle Cell Month

Sickle cell disease (also called SCD) is an inherited condition that affects the red blood cells. Inherited means it’s passed from parent to child ...
How to protect your baby from COVID-19 while in the NICU

How to protect your baby from COVID-19 while in the NICU

If your baby is sick and needs to be cared for in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), you may be even more worried than usual because of the ...
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, stay away from alcohol. Drinking alcohol at any time during pregnancy can ...
A New Resource: Pregnant and Working During COVID-19 and Beyond

A New Resource: Pregnant and Working During COVID-19 and Beyond

Happy Labor Day! Today we celebrate the contributions and achievements workers have made to the development of this country. Did you know tha ...
What do we know about COVID-19 in babies?

What do we know about COVID-19 in babies?

We are still learning how COVID-19 affects babies. Research shows that compared with adults, symptoms of COVID-19 are less severe in babies and c ...
Newborn screening: Your baby’s first tests

Newborn screening: Your baby’s first tests

As you welcome your new baby into the world, you experience many important “firsts.” For your baby, this includes the first set of health tests, ...