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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 ...
What you need to know about the new Coronavirus

What you need to know about the new Coronavirus

What is COVID-19? COVID-19 is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, China. A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new coronavirus that ...
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 ...
Pregnancy and Infant Loss: A personal story

Pregnancy and Infant Loss: A personal story

Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day – a time to recognize the real struggles families face after a loss. Let's raise awareness, share s ...
Having good mental health can help women have a healthy pregnancy

Having good mental health can help women have a healthy pregnancy

Today we observe World Mental Health Day. Let’s take this opportunity to bring attention to the mental health issues affecting women in the United Sta ...
Midwifery care and birth outcomes in the United States

Midwifery care and birth outcomes in the United States

We’ve covered lots of important topics related to maternal health in the United States. We’ve talked about the alarming trends in maternal mortality r ...