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OUR MISSION
Ensure all moms and babies in America, especially those with the greatest need, have the best start in life.

Map of counties of care deserts. ©March of Dimes Inc. 2018

MORE THAN 5 MILLION WOMEN LIVE IN MATERNITY CARE DESERTS
— counties that have no hospital offering obstetric care and no OB providers.

MORE THAN 380,000 BABIES
are born preterm in the U.S. each year.

35 PERCENT OF U.S. COUNTIES
lack access to maternity care.

Maternal mortality is rising in the U.S. as it declines elsewhere

Graph of maternal mortality comparing U.S. to other developed countries. Learn more about our mission

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