Idaho Perinatal Project

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Our Mission

The primary purpose of the Idaho Perinatal Project is to reduce maternal and infant morbidity and mortality and to improve pregnancy outcomes throughout the state of Idaho.

Our goals include the creation of a database for maternal/child outcomes; correlate, analyze, and make recommendations regarding maternal/child statistical data for the state of Idaho; provide education to perinatal health care professionals and the general public; and become a main resource and advocate in maternal/infant health.

Zika Virus Alert

CDC Update: Interim Guidelines for Health Care Providers Caring for Pregnant Women and Women of Reproductive Age with Possible Zika Virus Exposure (website)

Consumer Reports found three products to be most effective in combating the mosquito known for carrying Zika: Sawyer Fisherman's Formula Picaridin, Natrapel 8 Hour and Off! Deepwoods VIII. 25% DEET or 20% Oicardin that's the Jist

What should I do if I think I've been exposed?

  1. Are you pregnant?
  2. Are you a woman who is thinking about getting pregnant?
  3. Are you a man who is going to have unprotected sex with a woman who is pregnant or may become pregnant?
  • If your answer to all of these questions is "no," there is arguably no reason for you to get tested. Only 20% people who contract the virus will even develop any symptoms, and those who do will experience only mild and short-lived discomfort.
  • If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, however, you should contact your doctor about being tested for Zika.

Practice Advisory: Interim Guidance for Care of Obstetric Patients During a Zika Virus Outbreak (pdf)
The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a health advisory, travel advisory and an early release MMWR concerning Zika virus (Zika) and its potential impact on pregnant women and their fetuses.

CDC expands Zika virus travel warning (website)
The CDC has expanded to 22 the number of countries and territories pregnant women should not visit due to the risk of contracting Zika virus, a mosquito-transmitted disease that may be causing microencephaly in infants born to infected mothers. Although initial concern has focused on Brazil, where 3,893 suspected cases of microcephaly have been reported with a major uptick since 2010, the World Health Organization said today that the virus will likely reach all of the Americas except Chile and Canada.

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Upcoming Events

2016 IPP Winter Conference

February

18–19

Idaho Perinatal Project Winter Conference
Nampa Civic Center
Nampa, Idaho
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25-27

Become a Certified Lactation EducatorTM
Clifton Forge, Virginia
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March

15-16

Registration is now open for the 2016 SFTI "Connect the Dots"!
Early registration is now open for the 2016 Strengthening Families Training Institute.
Riverside Hotel in Boise, ID.
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April

Idaho Children's Trust Fund

Child Abuse Prevention Month!

Time to get in your order for pinwheels! Don't forget about all our other great prevention month merchandise such as yard signs, lapel pins and stickers to show your support in April 2016!
Contact Lisa at newhousl@dhw.idaho.gov to get your order form ››

28-29

National Perinatal Association 2015 Symposium: Pregnant Women, Drug Use and NAS
Multidisciplinary and Collaborative Perinatal Decision Making in the 21st Century
Houston, TX
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