World Prematurity Day

The U.S. remains among the most dangerous developed nations for childbirth, and preterm birth rates in our country are continuing to rise. This urgent health crisis is fueled by the health equity gap in our health care system that puts women and babies of color at the greatest risk—and action must be taken.

On November 17, World Prematurity Day, March of Dimes shines a light on the global crisis of prematurity. Join us to fight for every family by:

  • Donating to support lifesaving research and community-based programs to improve the health of mom and babies.
  • Demanding #BlanketChange for policies that put moms and babies first.
  • Lighting it purple, including your office, lobby or the outside of your workplace or home. If you can wear it, make it purple, too.

Find out more about Prematurity Awareness Month, the 2020 March of Dimes Report Card and the families we’re empowering.

Together we can help every mom, baby and family get the best possible start.