March of Dimes
02/21/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
Why is it that one group of women with similar racial and ethnic backgrounds experience rates of preterm birth that are dramatically lower than another group with the same racial and ethnic characteristics? This question lies at the heart of what March of Dimes researchers in Ohio are trying to find out. [ Po.st Link ]
March of Dimes
yesterday at 23:03. Facebook
Together we make breakthroughs for the health of moms and babies possible! March for Babies takes place in 500 communities across the country and involves more than three million people each year. In honor of our Founder, FDR, won't you join the movement today? [ Po.st Link ] #PresidentsDay
March of Dimes
yesterday at 17:31. Facebook
Our 2013 National Ambassador, Nina Centofanti, is turning 12 today! One of her most memorable moments was visiting the White House. Happy birthday Nina! #PresidentsDay
March of Dimes
yesterday at 14:00. Facebook
The legacy of our founder, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, lives on each time you volunteer, donate and raise your voice for the health of moms & babies. Take action today: [ Po.st Link ] #PresidentsDay
March of Dimes
02/19/2017 at 22:30. Facebook
Louis Armstrong was the most influential African-American jazz artist of his time, inspiring musicians with his unique vocal style and stage presence. Here he is in 1959 belting out a tune with his famous trumpet in support of the March of Dimes. #blackhistorymonth [ Po.st Link ]

Louis Armstrong For the March of Dimes

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March of Dimes
02/19/2017 at 17:00. Facebook
When her baby was born with microcephaly, likely caused by a Zika virus infection, one mom in Brazil used social media to give her baby, and others, a voice. #Prevent2Protect [ Po.st Link ]

In Brazil, mothers are confronting prejudice by raising awareness about microcephaly.

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March of Dimes
02/18/2017 at 23:00. Facebook
Do you agree that all insurance plans should cover maternity care? Tell the administration maternity coverage is NOT optional. Add your name now: po.st/p4UX3k #VermaHearing #EveryMomVerma
March of Dimes
02/18/2017 at 17:00. Facebook
Maternity care coverage is under threat and moms need your voice. Sign the petition: po.st/p4UX3k
#VermaHearing #EveryMomVerma
March of Dimes
02/18/2017 at 14:00. Facebook
Looking for a list of all the March for Babies walks near you? Head on over to marchforbabies.org and enter your zip code to see all the walks within 200 miles of where you live! [ Po.st Link ]
March of Dimes
02/17/2017 at 23:19. Facebook
President Trump’s nominee Seema Verma thinks maternity coverage is optional. Stand up for maternity coverage for ALL women. Add your name now: po.st/p4UX3k
#VermaHearing #EveryMomVerma
March of Dimes
02/17/2017 at 18:52. Facebook
The March of Dimes strongly believes that maternity coverage isn’t a luxury, and is not optional. Let's send a strong message that every mom and baby needs high-quality, affordable pregnancy care. Act now: [ Po.st Link ] #vermahearing #EveryMomVerna

Backlash builds over Verma comments on maternity health benefits

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March of Dimes
02/17/2017 at 14:30. Facebook
Every baby needs high-quality, affordable prenatal care. Speak up - maternity coverage isn't optional. #vermahearing #EveryMomVerna [ Po.st Link ]

Take Action - Maternity Coverage Isn't Optional

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March of Dimes
02/17/2017 at 02:18. Facebook
Maternity coverage is not a luxury and shouldn't be considered optional benefit, says March of Dimes President Stacey D. Stewart. #vermahearing #EveryMomVerma [ Po.st Link ]

Statement of Stacey D. Stewart, President, March Of Dimes On Health Insurance Coverage For Maternity Care

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March of Dimes
02/16/2017 at 23:24. Facebook
Ilya was born unexpectedly at just 25 weeks, weighing 1 lb. 8.5 oz. Now five weeks into their NICU stay at Brigham and Women's Hospital, her family, as well as others in the NICU, are receiving support through programs like NICU Family Support, made possible by your support of the March of Dimes. NICU parents – what self-care advice would you give to others? [ Po.st Link ]

A Day in the Life in the NICU

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March of Dimes
02/16/2017 at 17:00. Facebook
We have a special way to thank you for hitting a fundraising milestone that lets you show off your passion for helping babies. When you raise $50 (or more) online by February 28, you'll receive our popular and super-useful March for Babies-branded microfiber towel! [ Po.st Link ]
March of Dimes
02/16/2017 at 14:30. Facebook
Having a baby in the NICU means you may be torn about what to do with your time both at the hospital and when you are home. NICU parents - what advice would you give to others? [ Po.st Link ]
An Institute of Medicine study concluded uninsured women receive fewer prenatal services and report greater difficulty in obtaining needed care than women with insurance. The March of Dimes believes that every baby deserves a healthy start. Join our letter to Congress urging them to ensure that pregnant women and babies continue to get the care they need. [ Po.st Link ]

Urge lawmakers to preserve care for pregnant women & infants

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March of Dimes
02/15/2017 at 21:00. Facebook
One of the greatest achievements of the 20th century is the nearly global elimination of polio. We have seen the good that can come from large-scale deployment of vaccines to improve public health. The March of Dimes remains a staunch advocate for vaccination of all children and pregnant women in accordance with CDC recommendations. [ Po.st Link ]

More than 350 organizations write Trump to endorse current vaccines' safety

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March of Dimes
02/15/2017 at 18:15. Facebook
After working in Senegal, this scientist accidentally discovered very important information about Zika. #Prevent2Protect [ Po.st Link ]

He spent his life studying mosquitoes, and then it became personal.

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March of Dimes
02/15/2017 at 14:30. Facebook
Our #NICUgrad today is Ayla who just turned 1 year old! You'd never know she was born 2 months early at just 5lbs. She fought through needing an IV, CPAP, jaundice lights and a feeding tube, but after three weeks in the NICU she went home with her parents. Happy birthday for many years to come Ayla! We'd love to hear your #NICUgrad story, email yours to NICUtoNow@marchofdimes.org!