ResearchFor the past 40 plus years, I have worked on two major research projects: 1) searching for the causes of congenital malformations in infants; 2) determining the fetal effects from exposures during pregnancy. The first project was explored for 40 years (1972-2012) in the evaluation of all malformed liveborn and stillborn infants born at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. The focus of the second project has been on the effects of anticonvulsant drugs taken by pregnant women, as well as several other exposures.
This course is designed for obstetricians, geneticists, genetic counselors, nurse midwives, nurse in obstetrics, nurse practitioners, pediatricians, family practitioners, and internists. At the end of this course, participants will be able to: • Analyze the scientific data available to determine whether an exposure in utero poses a potential risk for damage to the fetus. • Use online databases and published articles as a resource to gain information on the effect of various teratogens on the unborn fetus and use these sources in practice. • Counsel your patients who have experienced an environmental exposure so they understand the possible risks to the fetus in utero.
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