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March of Dimes Foundation. A Fighting Change For Every Baby

Mission Statement

The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

Solving premature birth

Medicine safety and pregnancy

Meet our National Ambassador for 2016

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World Prematurity Day

  • Your voice matters

    Speak up and make a difference
    to protect the health of moms
    and babies now.

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    week by week

    Learn how your baby grows
    each week during pregnancy

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Premature birth is the #1 killer of babies

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You helped give every baby a fighting chance over the past year.

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WHY SHOULD YOU CARE ABOUT PREMATURE BIRTH?

15 million babies are born prematurely each year around the world. 1 million will die

Average medical cost for a healthy baby: $4,389 for a premature baby: $54,194

We are funding the work of hundreds of the brightest scientists to find the causes and help end premature birth

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