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March of Dimes, UW Health Host #PrenatalCare Twitter Party Sept. 26th

24 Sep 2013

March of Dimes, UW Health Host #PrenatalCare Twitter Party Sept. 26th

Follow @MODWI, @UWHEALTH to tweet live with an OB/GYN Nurse Practitioner

MADISON, Wis., September 22, 2013 – The March of Dimes Wisconsin Chapter and UW Health are teaming up this Thursday, Sept. 26 for a Twitter Party hosted by a nurse practitioner in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UW Health.

From 6 to 7:30 Thursday, Twitter users can tweet their prenatal care questions using the hashtag #MODWI. Laura Kwitek, NP, will respond in real time. Kwitek has been a nurse practitioner for nearly five years, and before that was a labor and delivery nurse for seven years. “Having a health baby starts even before a woman gets pregnant. Expectant mothers need to know the steps they can take before and during pregnancy to help ensure they have a healthy baby,” said Kwitek. “During this Twitter party I’ll answer questions about prenatal health and share a lot of tips that I’ve learned from working with moms and babies for nearly 12 years.” This will be one of a series of Twitter Parties sponsored by the March of Dimes Wisconsin Chapter to celebrate the organization’s 75th year. “March of Dimes works hard to help moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies,” said Jodi Legge, March of Dimes Wisconsin Chapter Director. “We’re excited to be able to partner with UW Health and so many other wonderful providers around the state to share this important information.” An archive of the conversation will be made available at http://storify.com/uwhealth.

 

About the March of Dimes

The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. More than 4 million babies are born in the United States each year and the March of Dimes has helped each and every one of them through research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs. In Wisconsin, one in nine babies is born prematurely. For the latest resources and information, visit www.marchofdimes.com or like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

 

About UW Health

UW Health provides general obstetrical care both normal and high-risk pregnancies. The physicians and nurse practioners serve as consultants, offering pre-conception counseling and screening, contraceptive counseling and management, infertility evaluation and treatment and obstetrical consultative services. Prenatal diagnosis of fetal disorders, including chorionic villi sampling (CVS) and genetic amniocentesis, are available also.

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