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Folic acid and folate: How are they different?

Folic acid and folate: How are they different?

You may have heard about folic acid, but have you heard of folate? Folic acid and folate are similar but not the same thing. Read on to learn how ...
Healthy weight before pregnancy is good for you and good for your baby

Healthy weight before pregnancy is good for you and good for your baby

If you’re planning on getting pregnant and one of your goals for the New Year is to get to a healthy weight, then you’re on the right track. Your ...
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 ...
Are You Getting Enough Folic Acid?

Are You Getting Enough Folic Acid?

Folic Acid Awareness Week (Jan. 5-11, 2020) is a nationwide initiative to help prevent neural tube defects (NTDs). Folic acid is a vitamin th ...
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 ...
Colds and pregnancy

Colds and pregnancy

You know the symptoms—a runny nose, sore throat, stuffy head, coughing, and congestion. Catching a cold while you are pregnant won’t hurt you or you ...
Holiday season and the NICU

Holiday season and the NICU

The holiday season is a time full of cheer for many families, but if your baby is currently in the newborn intensive care unit (also called NICU) it ...
Safe travel during pregnancy

Safe travel during pregnancy

‘Tis the season to book a relaxing vacation or maybe a long weekend to visit family. If you’ve already started planning and packing, take a minute ...
March of Dimes: 2019 Digital Health Awards winner

March of Dimes: 2019 Digital Health Awards winner

We have very exciting news! March of Dimes has received several awards and recognitions from the 2019 Digital Health Awards competition! The Digi ...
How you can protect your baby against the flu

How you can protect your baby against the flu

Influenza (also called flu) is a virus that can cause serious illness. It’s more than just a runny nose and sore throat. The flu can cause serious ...