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What you need to know about coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

What you need to know about coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Go to CDC.gov/COVID-19 for the most updated information about COVID-19 What is COVID-19? Coronavirus disease 2019 (also called COVID-19 ...
March of Dimes position on support during labor and delivery during COVID-19

March of Dimes position on support during labor and delivery during COVID-19

You may have seen some news reports about changes hospitals in the U.S. have made to their labor and delivery policies, in an effort to help prev ...
Expecting during the COVID-19 pandemic

Expecting during the COVID-19 pandemic

Today we hosted a Facebook live event to answer your questions about being pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you missed it, check it out now! ...
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 ...