While the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends infants be breast-fed exclusively until they are 6 months old, not all new mothers have the same success.
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Continuing education course
Folic Acid: The Hope for the Future CE208-60
There is hope for healthy children. This program provides nurses with an overview of the benefits of folic acid in the prevention of neural tube defects and other health problems in children.
Recorded CE webinars
Preventing Preterm Birth: Progress and Persistent Challenges
An increase of maternal age, multifetal pregnancies and medical advances all play a role in the current increase of preterm labor and birth rates. Karla Damus, RN, PhD, MSPH, FAAN, clinical professor in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences School of Nursing at Northeastern University, suggests what evidence-based interventions healthcare professionals can do to prevent and help manage this for women.
Collaborative Strategies in Perinatal Quality Improvement
Prematurity is the leading cause of newborn death in the U.S. Kathleen Rice Simpson, RNC, PhD, FAAN, advanced practice nurse at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, will explore perinatal quality improvement projects, quality/safety collaboratives and opportunities for care improvement during labor and birth.
March of Dimes has more than 20 nursing modules in print, a convenient way to earn continuing education credits.
2012 Nursing Education Catalog
Browse March of Dimes award-winning consumer education products on one side, and flip it over to see continuing education nursing modules.
Apply for a scholarship
March of Dimes offers several $5,000 scholarships annually to registered nurses enrolled in graduate programs of maternal-child nursing.
PeriStats data on maternal health
PeriStats is developed by the March of Dimes Perinatal Data Center and provides access to maternal and infant health data for the U.S., including more than 60,000 graphs, maps and tables.
From the PKU test to surfactant and nitric oxide therapies, March of Dimes-funded research is saving the lives of thousands of babies.
Prematurity Prevention Resource Center
Get access to the most current information on interventions, research, advocacy, professional education, global initiatives, teaching tools and resources to use with patients.
Resources for patients
"My 9 Months" magazine
The bilingual magazine "My 9 Months/Mis 9 Meses" features everything expectant women need to know to help them and their babies get full nine months of pregnancy. Read it in English, or flip it over for the same information in Spanish.
Help your patients track their cycle and identify when they are ovulating. This personal ovulation cullender will boost their chances of getting pregnant.
Test your baby IQ
Baby care is more than just changing a diaper. What do you need to know to take care of your baby? Take this quiz and find out.