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Union Square Clinic Uses Group Technique To Cut Premature Births

The program at the Institute for Family Health, called CenteringPregnancy, brings women out of exam rooms and into groups for their care.

04/26/2012

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Expectant Moms In The Bronx Get Points For Baby Supplies By Attending Classes

“It makes it fun because it encourages you to go. You know that you’re being rewarded,” said Bronx mom Brenda Ouyor, who just graduated from the program.

04/26/2012

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March Of Dimes Discourages Elective C-Sections Before 39 Weeks

The March of Dimes, in its fight to prevent premature births, has tackled elective c-sections where the mother or doctor opt for delivery before 39 weeks.

04/25/2012

The neonatal intensive care unit at New York University Medical Center. (credit:  Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Empire State Building Going Purple For World Prematurity Day

Each year, a half million babies in the U.S. are born premature.

11/17/2011

March for Dimes

March Of Dimes Returns To Tri-State

The Annual March of Dimes fundraiser has returned to the Tri-State this weekend and people will be marching to educate the public about all the programs benefiting babies suffering from pregnancy, birth and prematurity defects.

04/30/2011

Pregnant Belly (file / credit: Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Doctors Continue Battle To Prevent Premature Birth

Doctors working to bring down the ever-growing rate of premature birth say prevention starts with the parents.

04/29/2011

Premature Baby (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Doctor: Premature Births Cost Society $5.8 Billion A Year

One in 8 babies are born prematurely in the United States each year and the societal costs are enormous.

04/28/2011

Pregnant Belly (file / credit: Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Mother Opens Up About Giving Birth To 1 And A Half Pound Baby Girl

Doctors didn’t hold out much hope for Patricia Wipple’s daughter.

04/27/2011

The neonatal intensive care unit at New York University Medical Center. (credit:  Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Premature Birth Means Fear, Not Joy In Delivery Room

For Patty Frisbee, giving birth was not the blessed event she had always dreamed of.

04/26/2011

Pregnant Belly (file / credit: Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Obesity A Growing Concern In Pregnant Mothers And Newborns

In some parts of the city, 1 in 3 expectant mothers are considered obese and Dr. Adam Buckley, an OB/GYN and patient safety expert at Beth Israel Medical Center, calls it a “significant problem.”

04/25/2011

Photo Caption: Eli Manning, Celebrity Chairman with March of Dimes Ambassador Addison  (Photo: Karl Wint)

Join ‘Team CBS’ and Eli Manning on May 1 at March for Babies®

March for Babies is March of Dimes largest annual fundraiser. Dollars raised go to support research, advocacy, community programs and education to help give every baby a healthy start.

02/15/2011

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