March of Dimes
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.
Every year in the United States, more than half a million babies are born too soon. Our researchers are working to discover medical breakthroughs that will increase the number of healthy, full-term births.
Through education and advocacy, we help moms-to-be learn how to take care of themselves before, during and after their pregnancy. We are also there when things don’t go as planned, providing comfort and information to families.
Additionally, the Maryland-National Capital Area March of Dimes partners with local medical groups and organizations to establish guidelines for how to care for pregnant women and premature babies. We also provide community grants to help babies start life in the healthiest way possible.