ERIC Number: ED198694
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Proceedings of the Conference on Birth Defects for Educators (May 4, 1978).
Davidson, Michael S., Ed.; Davidson, Mary W., Ed.
Six papers from a 1978 conference on birth defects focus on prevention. G. Stickle ("The Health of America's Babies: How Do We Stack Up?'" reviews risk in pregnancy, cites inadequate prenatal care and maternal nutrition, and discusses examples of how the United States is not applying its knowledge of how to improve pregnancy outcome. In "Genetic Counseling for Prenatal Diagnosis--Amniocentisis," E. Lilienthal reviews her procedures for counseling parents prior to and after amniocentisis. "Birth Defects and Venereal Disease" is discussed by T. Thiel. H. Jacobson ("Birth Defects and Nutrition") analyzes the problem of low birthweight babies. C. Brinker ("Birth Defects--Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco") discusses approaches to educating adolescents about the effects of addiction on pregnancy. In the final paper, "Dealing with the Birth Defects Problem," F. Desposito summarizes the state of the art in educating children about genetics, nutrition, and birth defects. (CL)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: March of Dimes, Montclair, NJ.
Authoring Institution: Montclair State Coll., Upper Montclair, NJ.