Working together to improve the health of moms and babies in our community
The March of Dimes Virginia Chapter and our partner organizations are helping moms have healthier pregnancies and babies begin healthier lives. Below are some programs where our grants and awards are making a difference.
Moms who have experienced a premature birth are at greater risk of giving birth early again. HelpUGrow is a Virginia-Healthy Coalition project that focuses on improving a woman’s health to increase her chances of having a full-term pregnancy and healthy baby.
This education and support program combines essential components of prenatal care: health assessments, education and group support. Our program graduates and participants make us proud: The evidence-based approach to prenatal support has been shown to reduce c-sections, premature births and low-birthweight babies. The grant from the March of Dimes Virginia Chapter is used to implement this program at local community medical centers.