Does the March of Dimes support research into the causes of premature birth?
The March of Dimes supports many grants aimed at improving understanding of the causes of preterm labor, with the goal of learning how to prevent it. For example, Prematurity Research Initiative grantees are studying the role genes and heredity play in premature births and how the rate of fetal lung development, infection and other factors may trigger labor. Grantees also are seeking to improve treatment for premature babies, including those with RDS, NEC and ROP. back to top The March of Dimes Campaign to Reduce Preterm Birth To learn more, visit the campaign Web site. If your family has a premature baby in a neonatal intensive care unit, read our information for NICU families.