Maryland–National Capital Area programs
Helping moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies
The March of Dimes strives to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature births and infant mortality. Our researchers are working to discover medical breakthroughs that will increase the number of healthy, full-term births.
Through community programs, education, advocacy and our volunteer Program Services Committee (PSC), we help moms-to-be learn how to take care of themselves before, during and after their pregnancy. We are also there when things don’t go as planned, providing comfort and information to families when a baby is born too soon.
We also provide community grants to help babies start life in the healthiest way possible. Additionally, the Maryland-National Capital Area March of Dimes partners with local medical groups and organizations to establish guidelines for how to care for pregnant women and premature babies.See also: NICU Family Support , Emergency Preparedness , Stork’s Nest, , Project Alpha , Chapter Grants(PDF,275.57kb)