Supporting moms all throughout their pregnancies.
We give moms the information and care they need before, during and after pregnancy. If something goes wrong, we support families in the NICU. Learn more about some of our community programs below.
When a baby is born too soon or very sick and starts life in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU), the March of Dimes is there to support the family. One in every 10 babies born in the United States is admitted to a NICU. Some babies spend just a couple of days, others many long months. Having a baby hospitalized in a NICU can be frightening, confusing and overwhelming. NICU Family Support offers information and comfort. We enhance family-centered care practices in partner hospitals to address the needs of families and provide professional education to NICU staff.
We know you can't wait to meet your baby. But if your pregnancy is healthy, let labor start on its own. The last few weeks of pregnancy are key for your baby's development. Learn more and get valuable resources.
Can pregnancy be 12 months long? Yes, if you include planning as a necessary component, sort of a trimester of its own. That’s the idea behind this March of Dimes health initiative for future moms and dads.