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CT moms fight for CMV legislation

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Attention, Moms: a pregnant women shouldn’t kiss a toddler on the mouth.

Have you heard this vital advice at the OBGYN’s office?

Maybe not.  But, some Connecticut moms are working feverishly to raise awareness about congenital CMV (cytomegalovirus) – a common virus that can pass from a pregnant woman to her fetus causing severe birth defects.

Last year at this time, Lisa Saunders of Mystic shared her daughter’s story with Mommy Minute, as she worked to get a bill passed through the legislature that would mandate public education and testing of CMV.  The House passed the bill two days before the end of the session but the Senate never called it to vote.  Basically, the efforts stalled but Saunders vowed to come back this year – stronger and even more loud.

Read more from The Hartford Courant here.