Every year in the United States, nearly half a million babies are born too soon, 50,000 of them right here in California. Find out more about our work to prevent premature birth and support families by visting us on Facebook and following us on Twitter.
November is Prematurity Awareness Month. On November 17th, World Prematurity Day, the March of Dimes joins with parent groups and organizations in countries around the world to raise awareness about premature birth and how it can be prevented.
Find out more on Facebook or visit our website. And see how California ranked on the 2013 Premature Birth Report Card.
Monday, March 17, 2014
Irvine Marriott Hotel , Irvine, CA
Monday, March 17 & Tuesday March 18, 2014
Please save the date for our 2014 Conference for Health Professionals - March 17 & 18, 2014. Click here for more information.
Presentations from 2013 Becoming a Mom™/Comenzando bien® trainings in Santa Ana, Visalia and San Diego can be accessed here.
Members of the public and health professionals can download the free backup prenatal record My Pregnancy Record here.
The March of Dimes works to prevent premature birth and birth defects through programs and professional education. Please visit our programs page for more information on our programs in California.
Congratulations to Danny Mersiehazen of Gardena, California, who works for the DMV and is the winner of our March for Babies 2013 Toyota Rav4 raffle! Thank you to Toyota and to all who participated this year.
For more information about March for Babies incentives (t-shirts, hats and gift cards), please click here.
The March of Dimes California Chapter awards grants to organizations across the state to meet the urgent needs of moms, babies and families. Learn about the projects that we’re supporting and find out how your organization can apply for funding.