March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies.
We believe that every baby deserves the best possible start.
Unfortunately, not all babies get one. We are changing that.
For 80 years, March of Dimes has helped millions of babies survive
and thrive. Now we’re building on that legacy to level the playing field
for all moms and babies, no matter their age, socio-economic background
or demographics. We support moms throughout their pregnancy, even when
everything doesn’t go according to plan. We advocate for policies that
prioritize their health. We support radical improvements to the care
they receive. And we pioneer research to find solutions to the biggest
health threats to moms and babies.
What began with President Franklin D. Roosevelt's personal struggle
with polio led to the creation of the National Foundation for Infantile
Paralysis, better known as March of Dimes, and ultimately a cure for the
disease. With that success behind us, we began to focus on fighting
birth defects, premature birth and infant death with innovations like
newborn screenings and surfactant therapy; education for medical
professionals and the public about best practices; and lifesaving
research. We provided comfort and support to families in NICUs and
advocated for those who needed us most, moms and babies.
Today we are stronger and more committed than ever to guiding moms
through every stage of the pregnancy journey. We are fighting for the
smallest among us and advocating for their health each and every day.
And we do so with the tools, technology and knowledge needed to build a
brighter future for us all.