Tag: maternal health

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 ...
Black History Month 2021

Black History Month 2021

Black History Month honors the contributions African Americans have made throughout U.S. history and on communities across the country. We take t ...
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 ...
Diabetes and birth defects: Is there a connection?

Diabetes and birth defects: Is there a connection?

Diabetes is a condition in which your body has too much sugar in the blood (called blood sugar or glucose). Preexisting diabetes (also called ...
Heart disease and pregnancy-related deaths

Heart disease and pregnancy-related deaths

Your heart during pregnancy During pregnancy, your heart has a lot more work to do than before. Your heart has to beat faster and pump mor ...
March for Babies 2020

March for Babies 2020

Each year, thousands of moms and babies deal with complications from pregnancy and premature birth. More than 380,000 babies are born prematurely ...
National Influenza Vaccination Week 2019

National Influenza Vaccination Week 2019

National Influenza Vaccination Week, which is observed this year from December 1-7, is a time when health organizations come together to remind ev ...
Can diabetes cause preterm labor?

Can diabetes cause preterm labor?

November is National Diabetes Month. Diabetes is a condition in which your body has too much sugar in the blood (called blood sugar or glucose) ...
Preventing premature birth: a focus on mom’s health

Preventing premature birth: a focus on mom’s health

It's estimated that more than half of all pregnancies in the United States are unplanned. This means that lots of women may get pregnant but their bod ...
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. ...