The Coming of the Blessing is a March of Dimes initiative for American Indian and Alaska Native families. We provide prenatal education, training and resources that encourage women to include traditional beliefs, lessons from their ancestors and their partners in their circle of support during pregnancy.

The circle of support can help women make healthy choices for themselves and their babies. The initiative was created by the March of Dimes American Indian/Alaska Native Women’s Committee. The women believe that we can give babies a fighting chance by honoring the strong culture and traditions of Native people.

 
 
Stipends Available for
Tribal Partners!
Provide prenatal
education for
Native families and receive a small stipend for participating
in an evaluation.
Read more!
The Coming of the Blessing is designated as a "promising practice"
by the Indian Health Service.
 
 
 

Slide show of The Coming of the Blessing photo exhibit.

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