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March of Dimes Foundation. A Fighting Change For Every Baby

Mission Statement

The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

Solving premature birth

Medicine safety and pregnancy

Meet our National Ambassador for 2017

What is team science?

World Prematurity Day

  • URGENT: We need you

    This year, about 380,000 babies will
    be born too soon. Too many won’t
    survive. Help fight premature birth.

  • Exciting new findings

    emerge from the Ohio collaborative
    and its partners around the globe.

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  • Give them tomorrow

    A brighter tomorrow begins with you.


Premature birth is the #1 killer of babies

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You helped give every baby a fighting chance over the past year.


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Why you should take a stand for moms and babies

About half a million babies are born premature or with birth defects in the U.S. each year

If maternity care is not covered by insurance, the total cost of birth could double*

Vital services for moms and babies, especially babies born sick or too soon, are at risk

* Based on a 2017 study by Avalere Health

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