Supporting moms all throughout their pregnancies.
We help moms to get the information and care they need before, during and afer pregnancy. If something goes wrong, we support families in the NICU. Learn more about some of our community programs below.
NICU Family Support
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.
The Ohio Stork's Nest is a cooperative program between the March of Dimes and Zeta Phi Beta, Inc., and includes a monthly prenatal health education hour held at five locations throughout the Ohio Chapter.
The program is open to pregnant women and their partners, with the seminar content covering the entire range of pregnancy topics -- from your health before pregnancy, through your baby's first birthday.
The seminars are conducted by trained health professional volunteers using March of Dimes approved lesson plans.
Participants earn "Shopping Points" which can be used to shop for mostly new donated baby clothing. These points are all that is needed -- there is no other cost. Additional points can be earned when a woman's partner or support person also attends.
If you are interested in additional information about Stork's Nest, please email us or call us at (513) 769-3588.
Becoming a Mom / Comenzando bien
Becoming a Mom/Comenzando bien® is a prenatal curriculum presenting a supportive group setting for pregnant women that is offered in both English and Spanish. Throughout nine sessions, women learn about having a healthy pregnancy with topics like prenatal care, nutrition, stress, labor and birth, postpartum care and newborn care. It also provides culturally relevant social support and demonstrates improved birth outcomes/behavior change where ideas and resources can be shared as well as evaluation tools to increase program participation.