NICHD is committed to promoting healthy pregnancies and, in turn, healthy infants and children. pre-pregnancy care and consistent prenatal care are instrumental in preventing complications and promoting a healthy pregnancy. NICHD leads research and works as a partner with many organizations, including the March of Dimes, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the American Academy of Pediatrics, to support research promoting the importance of pre-pregnancy and prenatal care. These partnerships improve pregnancy outcomes and reduce the risk for fetal and infant morbidities and mortality.
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