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CDC Report: US Teen Birth Rate at All-Time Low, Women Delay Motherhood

Preterm births, low birth weight babies declined in 2011, report says. As American women continue to delay parenthood, rates of teenage births and births continue reading »

Decline In Premature Births Leads to Improved Infant Survival

More than 1,000 fewer babies died before celebrating their first birthday between 2007 and 2008, and many of them had the benefit of a full-term pregnancy, according to data released today by the National Center for Health Statistics. continue reading »

Many Women Still Smoke During Pregnancy

New study finds white moms-to-be are more likely to light up than blacks, Hispanics. Too many American women still smoke during their pregnancies, a new report finds, a continue reading »

U.S. Ranks 131st in World for Premature Birth Rate

More than 15 million -- or 12 percent -- of U.S. babies are born prematurely each year, according to a report released Wednesday by the March of Dimes and several other organizations. continue reading »

March of Dimes to Launch Prematurity Prevention Network

Virtual Network of Experts to Work Together To Prevent Preterm Birth. The March of Dimes, along with its partners, are giving experts in the field of preterm birth prevention an opportunity to learn from each other and to work together to bring the nation's preterm birth rate under 10 percent and give more babies a healthy start. continue reading »

Three-Pound Baby Boy Beats The Odds

Seattle, WA, 5-Year-Old Named March of Dimes National Ambassador. When Shalini and Shane Wittstruck of Seattle, WA were told their baby would be born more than two months premature, continue reading »

Overweight Pregnancy Can Have Long-term Health Consequences for Children

New Research Shows Health Problems May Not be Obvious Until Childhood. Too much weight before and during pregnancy can have serious health consequences not only for the mother, but for her child's health for many years, new research shows. continue reading »

Preterm Birth Rate Shows Three-Year Improvement in Most States

US Earns a "C" on the 2011 March of Dimes Premature Birth Report Card. Preterm birth rates improved in almost every state between 2006 and 2009, and in several states the change was more than 10 percent, according to the March of Dimes 2011 Premature Birth Report Card. continue reading »

March of Dimes Urges Pregnant Women to Get a Flu Shot

Only One Shot Benefits Both Moms And Babies. Getting a flu shot during pregnancy protects the mom-to-be from what could be a very serious – even fatal – illness and can protect her newborn who is too young to receive his or her own immunization. continue reading »

March of Dimes on Institute of Medicine’s Recommendations for Clinical Preventive Services for Women

Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, President of the March of Dimes, issued the following statement today: "The March of Dimes commends the Institute of Medicine for its thoughtful recommendations in the continue reading »

New Nurse Continuing Education Course to Help Families Coping with Infant Death

More than 28,000 infants in the United States die before their first birthday each year, according to the most recent national statistics. Now, nurses can get the latest information and expert guidance on coping and grief issues for families from a new March of Dimes training module. continue reading »

Reducing Birth Defects Amongst Latina Moms with Folic-Acid Fortified Tortillas & Tamales

Fortifying corn masa flour with the B vitamin folic acid could prevent more serious birth defects of the brain and spine in the Hispanic community, according to a March of Dimes commentary published in the American Journal of Public Health. continue reading »

Healthy Babies Are Worth the Wait

Experts Discuss Importance of the Last Weeks of Pregnancy. Every week of pregnancy is crucial to a newborn's health, and today, the March of Dimes unveiled a new public education campaign continue reading »

WellPoint Foundation Awards $1 Mil to March of Dimes to Help Give More Babies a Healthy Start

14 States to Receive Grants for Local Health Programs. Pregnant women in 14 states will get access to a unique model of group prenatal care and education thanks to a $1 million grant from the WellPoint Foundation to the March of Dimes. continue reading »

New Research Aims to Solve the Mystery of Premature Birth

March of Dimes and Stanford University School of Medicine Launch Research Center to Understand and Prevent Prematurity. The March of Dimes and Stanford University School of Medicine today launched the nation's first transdisciplinary research center continue reading »

March of Dimes Welcomes FDA Approval of Progesterone Injections

The first-ever drug known to prevent some preterm births, which won market approval today from the Food and Drug Administration, was welcomed by the March of Dimes. continue reading »

Report Asks Hospitals to Improve Pregnancy Care (BILINGUAL)

Moms and babies everywhere deserve high quality health care, and a new report from the March of Dimes and its partners offers providers a vision for how to offer top-notch services while giving moms practical tips to help them make smart choices. continue reading »