Welcome to prematurityprevention.org, the most comprehensive source of information for professionals on premature birth and prematurity prevention.
Premature birth is now the number one cause of death of children under 5 years old worldwide, and the U.S. preterm birth rate of 11.4 percent remains one of the highest among industrialized countries. The March of Dimes is working to address the crisis of premature birth at home and abroad.
Your online source for perinatal statistics
News you need
2014 progress report
Read about the achievements of the March of Dimes Prematurity Campaign.
Health insurance coverage
around the time of pregnancy
CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) describes state-specific health insurance coverage, using data from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS).
Understanding addiction, drug use and abuse among women
This new CNE activity is for health care professionals who care for women with drug addiction and their infants.