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Name:March of Dimes California Chapter
Alternate Name(s):South Bay Division
Address:1101 S. Winchester Blvd., Ste E-155
San Jose, CA  95128
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:408-260-7629
Fax Number:408-260-7649
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday-Friday, 9-5
Description:The March of Dimes California Chapter has one goal: to help babies in our community start life in the healthiest way possible. Our programs help moms-to-be learn how to take care of themselves before, during and after their pregnancy.

Programs:NICU Family Support
When a baby is born too soon or very sick and starts life in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU), the March of Dimes is there to support the family. One in every 10 babies born in the United States is admitted to a NICU. Some babies spend just a couple of days, others many long months. Having a baby hospitalized in a NICU can be frightening, confusing and overwhelming. NICU Family Support offers information and comfort. We enhance family-centered care practices in partner hospitals to address the needs of families and provide professional education to NICU staff.

Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait
Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait (HBWW) is a preterm birth prevention initiative with a focus on “preventable” late preterm birth. Through partnerships and collaborations between hospitals, health departments and community organizations, HBWW provides education for pregnant patients, health care providers and the greater community to understand the problem of preterm birth and what measures can be taken to reduce the risks of it occurring.

Becoming a Mom / Comenzando bien
Becoming a Mom/Comenzando bien® is a prenatal curriculum presenting a supportive group setting for pregnant women that is offered in both English and Spanish. Throughout nine sessions, women learn about having a healthy pregnancy with topics like prenatal care, nutrition, stress, labor and birth, postpartum care and newborn care. It also provides culturally relevant social support and demonstrates improved birth outcomes/behavior change where ideas and resources can be shared as well as evaluation tools to increase program participation.
Languages other than English:Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Call for Information
Public Transportation:Available Within One Block
Eligibility:Public Service
Areas Served:California (Northern)
Physical Location:San Francisco
Subject Headings
Health Education
Information and Referral
Nutrition Education
Physician Referrals
Prenatal Care
Private Nonprofits
This record last modified October 29, 2016