NICU journey transformed: March of Dimes supports Cato family. Access resources and stories like theirs for hope and guidance.
Once your baby is home, the real work begins
Whether you’re expecting your first child or you just welcomed your third, becoming a parent is filled with new joys, challenges, and questions. Learn what to expect as you settle into this important and rewarding role.
Before your baby leaves the hospital, they have newborn screening tests to check for serious but rare health conditions at birth. As they grow, they’ll continue to get regular medical checkups and vaccinations. Their healthcare provider will also check that they’re meeting developmental milestones.
Get to know how to put your baby to sleep safely and feed them properly and comfortably once they’re home. Learn about breastfeeding and why breast milk is so good for babies as well as how to choose the best formula for bottle-feeding.
Every parent deserves to be celebrated. Send an eCard to family and friends for any occasion or just to send a smile.
Creating a community around shared experiences
Learn about some of the families who have benefited from our collective work and connect with others over what it takes to raise a strong baby.
We’re there for you—wherever there is for you
Learn about the programs and services in your area that are helping close the health equity gap and end preterm birth for families everywhere.
Tools to help your family on its way
We provide some useful tools and apps to help get your pregnancy moving in a healthy direction and maintain that course after your baby is born.