Supporting moms all throughout their pregnancies
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.
The NICU Family Support project was launched at Mercy Health Center in 2006 and continues to promote family centered care principles and provide support for NICU families.
Healthy Babies, Healthy Business
March of Dimes has created a free tool to help employees make better health care decisions. Healthy Babies, Healthy Business is a multi-dimensional health education program for the workplace. It offers six resources to help companies improve employee health and the health of the company's bottom line.
Professional education and resources
The March of Dimes Oklahoma Chapter works with community partners to provide continuing education for perinatal health care providers on topics relevant to the March of Dimes mission. Upcoming topics include: neonatal care, why the last weeks of pregnancy count and more. Email or call (405) 943-1025 for more information.