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MotherToBaby Utah Hosts Webinar On Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco In Pregnancy

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - A webinar aimed at educating the public, as well as health care providers, about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs of abuse (ATOD) and their effects during pregnancy is now available for free viewing.

Julia Robertson, CPM, and Alfred Romeo, RN, PhD of MotherToBaby Utah, also known as the Pregnancy Risk Line, hosted the webinar. MotherToBaby Utah is supported by the Utah Department of Health.

Topics include a discussion on the increasing public health concerns with drug dependence, fetal embryology, birth defects associated with ATOD, educational activities to reduce ATOD use and resources for women and health care providers.




View the webinar here


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