CDC to Present Facebook Chat on Blood Disorders and Preconception, Pregnancy and Postpartum Period

February 11, 2013 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will present a special Facebook Chat on “Blood Disorders & the 3 P’s (Preconception, Pregnancy, & the Postpartum Period): What Every Woman Needs to Know” on Thursday, March 7, 2013, from 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).
Women with blood disorders face unique challenges during puberty, pregnancy, and childbirth. In addition to being at greater risk for poor pregnancy outcomes, women with blood disorders can pass the condition on to their children, and certain medications and treatment options may decrease a woman’s chances of becoming pregnant, maintaining the pregnancy, and/or becoming pregnant again.

If you are a woman of childbearing age with a blood disorder, a family member of someone affected by a blood disorder, or someone who suspects they may have a blood disorder, please join us for our Facebook Chat Thursday, March 7 at noon Eastern. Dr. Althea Grant, along with other blood disorders experts will answer your questions.

If possible, questions should be submitted in advance to Dr. Grant’s twitter account (@DrGrantCDC) or by email to Gretchen Simmons (

Join the conversation:

Participate in the chat on March 7 by asking questions,

Want to read more about “Fertility & Pregnancy in Thalassemia?” Click here to download our brochure.

Secured By miniOrange