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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 2017

What is team science?

World Prematurity Day

  • Help save precious lives

    Your support gives babies a fighting
    chance against birth defects and
    premature birth.

  • Your voice matters

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


Premature birth is the #1 killer of babies

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Your dollars make a difference

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


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Why you should take a stand for moms and babies

About half a million babies are born premature or with birth defects in the U.S. each year

If maternity care is not covered by insurance, the total cost of birth could double*

Vital services for moms and babies, especially babies born sick or too soon, are at risk

* Based on a 2017 study by Avalere Health

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