Every year in the United States, nearly half a million babies are born too soon, 7,000 of them right here in Minnesota. With your help, we work to improve the health of babies and support families if something does go wrong.
Each family celebrates the birth of a new baby by taking pictures and sharing them with the world. For families in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU), taking those first precious photos can be a challenge. Surrounded by monitors, oxygen and IVs, very special volunteer photographers donate their services to capture precious moments for families through our NICU Family Support Program. Read more about how the photographers got involved in volunteering in the NICU and view some of the amazing family pictures they’ve captured.
Congratulations to our 2013 Nurse of the Year winners! 15 nurses were honored October 26, including Distinguished Nurse of the Year Karen Drake of Bethel University. Read more and visit photos from the evening.
The Minnesota Chapter of the March of Dimes is a member of Community Health Charities Minnesota. Community Health Charities works to improve lives affected by chronic illness by investing in health research, services and education.
Read the 2012 Minnesota Chapter Annual Report.
More and more births are being scheduled a little early for non-medical reasons. Experts are learning that this can cause problems for both mother and baby. The March of Dimes, Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota Department of Human Services and the Minnesota Hospital Association are working together on a public education campaign to educate women on why the last weeks of pregnancy count. Learn more from our Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait toolkit.