New York State programs
Helping moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies
The March of Dimes New York State Chapter has one goal: to help babies in our community start life in the healthiest way possible. Through education and intervention, 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.
The March of Dimes in New York State also partners with local medical groups and organizations to establish guidelines for how to care for pregnant women and premature babies. And we provide grants to researchers working to understand birth defects and premature birth, as well as to find treatments and solutions.
13th Annual Hudson Valley Regional Perinatal Public Health Conference
“New Concepts in Maternal Health, Fetal Monitoring, and Breastfeeding’s Impact on the Microbiome”
Conference at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 455 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 8:30am - 4:00pm
The Pediatric Grand Rounds at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical Center: 8am Speaker, Katherine E. Gregory, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Senior Nurse Scientist, Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Katherine E. Gregory, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Senior Nurse Scientist, Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
"Feeding our Babies and their Bugs: The Importance of Breastmilk to the Development of the Infant Microbiome and Immune Health"
Gail Christopher, DN, Vice President for Policy and Senior Advisor, W. K. Kellogg Foundation, “Determinants of The Life Course: An Emerging Framework for Maternal and Child Health”
Guest speakers include: Edmund La Gamma, MD, FAAP, Chief, Regional Neonatal Center at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, Westchester Medical Center, Yvonne S. Thornton, MD, MPH, FACOG, FACS, Perinatologist, Westchester Medical Center, Frank Manning, MD, Associate Director of the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Westchester Medical Center and Rebecca Russell, MPH, Director, Perinatal Data Center, March of Dimes