Tag: health disparities

Secondhand smoke and your baby

Secondhand smoke and your baby

October is SIDS Awareness Month. Although medical experts aren’t sure what causes sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), there are some things you ...
Health Disparities Contribute to Pregnancy and Infant Loss

Health Disparities Contribute to Pregnancy and Infant Loss

Loss affects families every day, in many different ways. October 15 is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day, a day dedicated to recognizing ...
Fewer toxins, healthier babies

Fewer toxins, healthier babies

by Kyra Naumoff Shields, PhD How can chemicals in the environment harm your baby’s developing brain? Most of us aren’t aware that in the U. ...
Understanding the impact of health disparities on infant mortality

Understanding the impact of health disparities on infant mortality

After months of anticipation, just the thought of losing your baby is heartbreaking. But, sadly, it can happen. Each September, March of Dimes ...
Black Maternal Health Week 2021

Black Maternal Health Week 2021

By Zsakeba Henderson, M.D., Senior Vice President and Deputy Medical Officer, Maternal & Child Health Impact It’s Black Maternal Health We ...
The COVID-19 crisis is worse for some racial and ethnic groups

The COVID-19 crisis is worse for some racial and ethnic groups

Ongoing research about the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to find that some racial and ethnic groups are getting and dying from the vir ...
March of Dimes Report Card 2020

March of Dimes Report Card 2020

The U.S. is facing an ongoing maternal and infant health crisis and in 2020 we are still among the most dangerous developed nations for a woman t ...
Let’s create #BlanketChange during Prematurity Awareness Month

Let’s create #BlanketChange during Prematurity Awareness Month

There’s no doubt that COVID-19 has brought a lot of challenges and affected everyone’s life in one way or another. Unfortunately, some groups hav ...
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 ...
Black Breastfeeding Week 2020

Black Breastfeeding Week 2020

During Black Breastfeeding week, which runs from August 25th through August 31st, organizations and partners come together to raise awareness abo ...