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9/25/2018  |   2:00 PM - 2:30 PM   |  Diamond Ballroom II

Issues Surrounding A Post-CMV Pregnancy

Many CMV families face difficult decisions when considering another pregnancy after having a child with congenital CMV (cCMV). They often experience emotional trauma and grief from their experience with cCMV, and worry about long-term effects on a subsequent pregnancy. In addition, many families want to be certain that it is medically safe to have another baby, and they may experience unnecessary fears due to misinformation. This presentation will focus on the experience of several CMV Moms who have overcome these obstacles to have a post CMV baby.

  • Gain knowledge and resolve misunderstandings about the medical issues surrounding a post CMV pregnancy
  • Learn from the experiences of families who have given birth to another baby after their CMV child was born.
  • Understand the emotional obstacles and fears surrounding a post CMV pregnancy and how families have overcome these concerns.

Presentation:
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Kim Hill (POC-Point of Contact,Primary Presenter), hill.kns@gmail.com;
Kim is a CMV parent doing advocacy work within the EHDI system in the state of North Carolina.

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Farah Armstrong (Co-Presenter), farah.armstrong@gmail.com;
Farah Armstrong has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. She has 10 years of working experience as a mechanical engineer for BP in Houston and FMC Technologies in Singapore. Farah is a co-founder of National CMV Foundation and is currently serving as the Chair of the Education and Programming Committee. She lives in Houston, Texas with her husband, Patrick, and children, Sophie and William. Farah's passion for CMV Awareness is in loving memory of her daughter, Madeline Leigh, who passed away in 2014 due to congenital CMV.

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Sandra Schiffli-Salerno (Co-Presenter), iusandra@live.com;
I am the proud parent of a child with Congenital CMV, Lillian Grace Salerno born on 12.28.2011.

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Kathleen Muldoon (Co-Presenter), kmuldo@midwestern.edu;
Dr. Muldoon received her PhD (Anthropology) from Washington University in St. Louis. She is Associate Professor of Anatomy at Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ, where she teaches anatomy and embryology to medical and allied health students. Dr. Muldoon maintains several distinct areas of scholarly research, including anatomy education with interest in the effectiveness of teaching innovations on knowledge retention and public health knowledge. Her research interests include evaluating methods for prevention of congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection through professional education, and promotion of CMV awareness and behavioral interventions in the community. Dr. Muldoon's research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, National Geographic Society, and American Philosophical Society, among others. She has given research seminars and outreach workshops nationally and internationally. Her work has been featured on National Public Radio. Dr. Muldoon is the proud mother of three children: her four-year-old son has multiple disabilities due to congenital CMV.

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Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.


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