Find out how you and your partner can work together to care for your new baby and keep them healthy and safe.

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.

NICU journey transformed: March of Dimes supports Cato family. Access resources and stories like theirs for hope and guidance.

Guilt, unanswered questions, and a premature birth – Katie's story highlights the importance of supporting maternal health through March of Dimes.

Cory's journey from loss to advocacy: Supporting March of Dimes for families in need.

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.


NICU Family Support®

Provides education and critical information for neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) families, family-centered care training for hospital staff, and resources to improve the patient and family experience.

Becoming a Mom/Comenzando bien®

A comprehensive prenatal curriculum presented in English or Spanish and designed for use with pregnant women in a supportive group setting.

Supportive Pregnancy Care® for Patients

An education and resources framework that enables maternity care providers to create a flexible group prenatal care program in their hospitals, clinics, or private practice.