That is according to a survey just released by Little Hearts.

That is according to a survey just released by Little Hearts, Inc., a national organization that delivers support, education, resources, networking and hope to families suffering from congenital heart defects. The Little Hearts survey found that 60 % of parents didn’t know their child acquired a CHD until after having a baby – – because the mothers were not tested for heart defects during pregnancy. Of these parents, nearly three out of four wished they had known the youngster had a CHD during pregnancy – – mostly because they would have got given birth at a hospital more equipped to take care of the care of newborns with a CHD . ‘Congenital heart defects kill more children than childhood cancer, and yet, pregnant women are not routinely tested – – and newborns aren’t routinely screened – – for this defect,’ says Lenore Cameron, President and Executive Director, Little Hearts, Inc.She precepts Drake’s diabetes concentration students on rotations in Camp Hertko Hollow diabetes camp and at the Iowa Diabetes and Endocrinology Study Center. Four colleagues beyond your pharmacy field contributed to the cases: Marjorie Cypress, RN, PhD, CDE, Albuquerque Health Companions, Albuquerque, NM; Alison B. Evert, MS, RD, CDE, Coordinator, Diabetes Education Programs, University of Washington INFIRMARY, Diabetes and Endocrine Treatment Center, Seattle, WA; Jodi Lavin-Tompkins, RN, MSN, CDE, Diabetes Education Program Supervisor; and Linda Siminerio, RN, PhD, CDE, Executive Director, University of Pittsburgh Diabetes Institute, Pittsburgh, PA.