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.
The Joint Commission Webinar
Tuesday, April 28
1 to 2 p.m. ET
Register to learn more about The Joint Commission's new perinatal care certification in 2015.
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.