Saturday, February 6, 2010

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week


Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week 
(Original Post from Danielle @ Momotics)

Sunday will mark the beginning of Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week which will run from February 7th, to Valentines Day.

Congenital Heart Defect (CHD), is the #1 birth defect in the United States, affecting 1 out of every 115-150 births, or around 411 babies each day.

Many people who have never heard about CHD have learned about it on Twitter or birth/parenting blogs through Cora’s Story. Cora was born with an undetected CHD and passed away on December 6th 2009 while breastfeeding in her mother's arms. Since her loss, Cora's mother,  Kristine Bright has become an activist for CHD and for mandatory pulse oximetry ("pulse ox") testing on newborns to test for CHD and hopefully prevent it from going undetected or undiagnosed in any more babies.


3 comments:

  1. Awwww! Thanks for the re-post and love!
    I added your button onto the momotics site!
    And thanks for supporting Cora and CHD!

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  2. Just loved this post... coming from SITS. Random, but are you going to Bloggy Boot Camp in Baltimore?

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  3. Kat - I'd love to, but it's less than 2 weeks from my due date, so I won't be going anywhere then. Between that coming up and all the recent talk about Blissdom, BlogHer, etc, I'm really wishing I could go to a conference because they sound really cool.

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