Racism in healthcare: Black women at risk. A story of ignored concerns, stroke, and the importance of self-advocacy. March of Dimes aims to end maternal health risks.
Your baby is growing and your body is changing—so is your life
Maintaining healthy habits during pregnancy is important to your growing baby—eating healthy foods, staying active, and gaining the right amount of weight are vital to keeping both of you healthy and strong. Learn what vitamins and other nutrients your body needs, what foods to avoid or limit, and what amount of exercise is good for you.
Schedule your first prenatal care checkup as soon as you think you’re pregnant—prenatal care is an essential part of your pregnancy. They allow your health care provider to make sure you and your baby are healthy as well as give you information on any vaccinations or prenatal tests you may need.
In addition to this, you may need to make some lifestyle changes to help keep your pregnancy moving in a healthy direction. Learn what’s safe and talk with your provider about resources available to help you make healthy changes.
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.
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Doulas are trained professionals who provide emotional and physical support to pregnant women and their families. Studies show that women who have doula support during childbirth tend to have shorter labors, fewer epidurals, and less need for medical intervention. Doulas also play a crucial role in postpartum care.