Learn more about premature birth
and what the March of Dimes is doing to prevent it.
Find out what you can do
while you’re pregnant and before pregnancy to help you have a healthy full-term baby.
Spending time in a
newborn intensive care unit
can be overwhelming. We are here to help families cope and care for their baby.
Find resources and information to help your patients have healthy pregnancies and babies.
Learn about continuing education opportunities
struggling to survive
In newborn intensive care units across the country, babies born too soon and too small are fighting to stay alive. Meet Dr. Jalie-Marti, who’s on the front lines every day. Then his own son was born 14 weeks before he was supposed to.
you can help one
find a band
2009 U.S. premature
birth report cards
the global toll
of premature birth
Nearly 13 million babies worldwide are born prematurely each year, and more then one million die.
Read the report
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