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March of Dimes launches new campaign: It Starts With Mom

March of Dimes launches new campaign: It Starts With Mom

The month of May is full of important observances, many related to women and women’s health. For example, Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week r ...
Coronavirus: How to cope with stress and anxiety

Coronavirus: How to cope with stress and anxiety

It’s hard to keep calm when we hear and see so much information about the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) flashing across our televisions and ...
World Birth Defects Day

World Birth Defects Day

About 8 million babies around the world are born with a serious birth defect every year. In the United States, it’s about 1 in 33 babies. Birth d ...
What is gastroschisis? -part 1

What is gastroschisis? -part 1

Gastroschisis is a birth defect of the abdominal (belly) wall. It happens when the muscles that make up the abdominal wall don’t connect properly ...
Black History Month 2020

Black History Month 2020

Throughout the month of February, we celebrate Black History Month in the United States. It’s a time to honor the wonderful contributions made by ...
Long-term economic benefit of paid family leave

Long-term economic benefit of paid family leave

A new study funded by the March of Dimes Center for Social Science Research and conducted by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), hi ...
January is Birth Defects Prevention Month

January is Birth Defects Prevention Month

We know that not all birth defects can be prevented. But we do  know there are things that can help you increase the chances of having a healthy, full ...
2019 March of Dimes Report Cards

2019 March of Dimes Report Cards

The 2019 March of Dimes Report Cards are in, and the grades aren’t good. For the fourth year in a row, more babies in this country were born too soon. ...
Prematurity Awareness Month 2019

Prematurity Awareness Month 2019

The U.S. is facing an urgent maternal and infant health crisis. Each year, thousands of moms and babies deal with complications from pregnancy and pre ...