Supporting moms all throughout their pregnancies
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. Currently NICU Family Support is offered at UConn Health Center in Farmington.
Every baby deserves someone in their corner. With your support the March of Dimes continues to fund award-winning research to give all babies a healthy start.
The March of Dimes funds over $2 million in research at Yale University and the University of Connecticut to find causes and possible preventions for premature birth and birth defects.
Healthy Babies, Healthy Business
Learn about Healthy Babies, Healthy Business, a free resource from the March of Dimes that provides pregnancy and wellness information directly through your company Intranet!
Emergency Preparedness – Tips for Pregnant Women & New Moms
In 2011, Connecticut residents experienced both a hurricane and massive power outages from a massive winter storm, forcing many residents to leave their homes. The March of Dimes urges pregnant women and parents of new babies to be prepared for future emergencies or the need to evacuate from their homes.