Supporting moms all throughout their pregnancies
We help moms get the information and care they need before, during and after pregnancy. If something goes wrong, we support families in the NICU. Learn more about some of our community programs below.
When a baby is born too soon or very sick and starts life in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU), the March of Dimes is there to support the family. One in every 10 babies born in the United States is admitted to a NICU. Some babies spend just a couple of days, others many long months. Having a baby hospitalized in a NICU can be frightening, confusing and overwhelming. NICU Family Support offers information and comfort. We enhance family-centered care practices in partner hospitals to address the needs of families and provide professional education to NICU staff.
1 in 7 Indiana babies are born preterm. Sometimes it could have been prevented but in over 50% of the cases of prematurity, it happens without warning and for no known reason. To fight this problem, the March of Dimes is conducting a multiyear, multimillion-dollar Prematurity Campaign to raise awareness of the problem of prematurity, how to prevent it and to find new ways to reduce the rate of premature birth.
The March of Dimes specializes in educational resources for medical professionals that target the most complex and current aspects of perinatal health, including preterm birth, genetics and preconception health.