Premature birth can happen without warning and for no known reason. To fight this problem, the March of Dimes launched a national multiyear, multimillion-dollar Prematurity Campaign to raise awareness of the problem of prematurity and to reduce the rate of premature birth.
In 2005, 1 in 8 babies (12.7% of live births) was born premature in the United States. How does Virginia rank in premature birth rates? Check-out our most recent Premature Birth Report Card.
For more perinatal health data, visit the March of Dimes PeriStats web site . The PeriStats web site provides:
The March of Dimes mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects. Create a virtual band in honor or in memory of a person, an organization, or even a baby-on-the-way and you'll be Banding Together with individuals from all across the nation in support of one goal, saving babies. Your donation will go toward life-saving research.