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March Of Dimes
March Of Dimes
March Of Dimes
March Of Dimes
March Of Dimes
March Of Dimes
March Of Dimes
March Of Dimes
March Of Dimes
March Of Dimes
March Of Dimes
March Of Dimes
March Of Dimes
March Of Dimes
March Of Dimes
March Of Dimes
March Of Dimes
March Of Dimes
March Of Dimes
March Of Dimes
March Of Dimes
March Of Dimes
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  • 1. March of Dimes Angela West
  • 2. March of Dimes
    • Mission
    • To improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality
    • Carried out through research, community service, and education
  • 3. March of Dimes
    • National organization established in 1939
    • What the organization does:
    • Provides parent education
    • Prevention and treatment for premature birth
    • Research
    • Public affairs advocacy
    • Organization functions at the local level, to the international level
  • 4. March of Dimes November is Prematurity Awareness Month
  • 5. March of Dimes Parent Education
    • Provides information on the following topics:
    • Before pregnancy
    • During pregnancy
    • Labor and delivery
    • Caring for your baby
  • 6. March of Dimes Before pregnancy
    • Folic acid
    Folic Acid in Foods Folic acid is found in the following foods: Fortified breakfast cereals such as Total and Product 19 Lentils Asparagus Spinach Black beans Peanuts (only if you do not have a peanut allergy) Orange juice (from concentrate is best) Enriched breads and pasta Romaine lettuce Broccoli
  • 7. March of Dimes Before Pregnancy
    • After age 35
    • Women over age 35 have an increased risk of:
    • Fertility problems
    • High blood pressure
    • Diabetes  
    • Miscarriage
    • Placenta previa , a condition in which the placenta is in the wrong place and covers the cervix
    • Cesarean section
    • Premature delivery
    • Stillbirth
    • A baby with a genetic disorder
  • 8. March of Dimes Before Pregnancy
    • For Women Who Have Had Weight-Loss Surgery
    • Since you will lose weight rapidly right after surgery, avoid getting pregnant for 12-18 months after your operation. Rapid weight loss may deprive a fetus of the nutrients it needs to grow and be healthy.
    • Talk to your health care provider before you get pregnant.
    • Be aware of your need for vitamins and minerals. Weight-loss operations can result in low levels of iron, folate, vitamin B12 and calcium. All of these are needed for a healthy pregnancy. Pregnant women who have had weight-loss surgery may need to take vitamin pills.
  • 9. March of Dimes During pregnancy
    • Keeping Healthy
    • Your First Tests    
    • Amniocentesis    
    • CF Carrier Screen    
    • Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS)    
    • Glucose Screen    
    • Group B Strep    
    • Maternal Blood Screening    
    • Ultrasound  
  • 10. March of Dimes During pregnancy
    • What to avoid
    • Alcohol    
    • Smoking    
    • Marijuana    
    • Drugs & Herbs    
    • Abuse    
    • Hazardous Substances    
    • Mercury    
    • Stress    
    • Avoid Rodents  
  • 11. March of Dimes Labor and delivery
    • What to Take to the Hospital    
    • Giving Birth    
    • Preterm Labor    
    • Coping with Labor Pain     
    • - Epidural Block    
    • - Spinal Block     
    • - Narcotics  
    • - Non-Drug Options    
    • Cesarean Birth for Medical Reasons    
    • Cesarean Birth by Request    
    • Inducing Labor    
    • Induction by Request  
  • 12. March of Dimes Caring for your baby
    • Sign up for the newsletter which provides articles for parents, news, personal stories and more!
  • 13. March of Dimes Premature Birth
    • The campaign
    • Goal:  Reducing the Rate of Premature Births The March of Dimes goal is to reduce the rate of prematurity from 12.1 percent in 2002 to 7.6% in 2010, in accordance with the the U.S. Public Health Service Healthy People 2010 objective.
  • 14. March of Dimes Premature Birth
    • Are You at Increased Risk?
    • Preterm labor and delivery can happen to any pregnant woman. But it happens more often to some women than to others. Researchers continue to study preterm labor and birth. They have identified some risk factors, but still cannot predict which women will give birth too early. Having a risk factor does not mean a woman will have preterm labor or preterm birth.
    • Three groups of women are at greatest risk of preterm labor and birth:
    • Women who have had a previous preterm birth
    • Women who are pregnant with twins, triplets or more
    • Women with certain uterine or cervical abnormalities
  • 15. March of Dimes Research
    • The six priority areas for research are as follows:
    • New epidemiological studies focused on the risk of extremely preterm births to identify the factors that predispose women to very early labor and delivery.
    • Genes and their interaction with the environment that, in concert, lead to preterm birth.
    • Racial and ethnic differences. While prematurity affects all socioeconomic groups, there are significant racial and ethnic disparities. For example, in 2002, non-Hispanic African-Americans had the highest rate of premature babies at 17.7, well above the national rate of 12.1 percent.
  • 16. March of Dimes Research Continued
      • The roles of infection and immune response to those infections.
      • The effects of stress on the mother and fetus.
      • Clinical trials to assess potential treatments, which patients receive them, and when treatments are given during pregnancy to be most effective.
    • Research in these six areas could lead to improved clinical care and also help to educate women about how to avoid risks that lead to premature birth.
  • 17. March of Dimes Public Affairs
    • ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE FOR WOMEN OF CHILDBEARING AGE, INFANTS, AND CHILDREN
    • RESEARCH TO PREVENT PREMATURITY, BIRTH DEFECTS AND INFANT MORTALITY
    • PREVENTION AND TREATMENT PROGRAMS TO IMPROVE MATERNAL, INFANT, AND CHILD HEALTH
    • INSTITUTIONAL CONCERNS FOR NON PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
  • 18. March of Dimes
    • Strength in the partnerships and programs worldwide:
    • Latin America
    • Asia
    • Central and Eastern Europe
    • Africa
    • The March of Dimes works with international partners to educate health care professionals about best practices in perinatal health and to raise public awareness about cost-effective interventions that can improve birth outcomes. 
  • 19. March of Dimes
    • Threats confronting the agency:
    • For reasons largely unknown , more than 460,000 babies are born prematurely in the U.S. every year, many so small that their lives hang in the balance. While most survive, some are so tiny that doctors can’t save them.
  • 20. March of Dimes What can you do to help?
    • Donate Online!
    • Volunteer!
    • Last year 3 million people gave their time, talent and funds to help save babies? You can too…
  • 21. March of Dimes Be a Coinstar
    • For additional help, contact your March of Dimes Chapter (513) 769-3588
  • 22. March of Dimes Other ways to help
    • RIBBONS, WRISTBANDS AND MAGNETS, OH MY!!
    • Make the fashion statement that saves babies! Wear or display these items to show you care about the crisis of premature birth. Fabric Lapel Ribbon Pin with & without "9" Awareness Wristbands Large Car Magnet Mini Car Magnet Mini Car Magnet/Lapel Pin Combo March of Dimes Apparel Swarovski Crystal Bracelets
  • 23. March of Dimes
    • Check out the website to obtain additional information
    • www.marchofdimes.com

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