Resources for Pregnant Women and Parents

CDC offers resources for pregnant women and parents to increase understanding of CMV and to support families affected by the disease.

Hearing Loss in Children Website
This website provides information on hearing loss in children from CDC’s National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities.

Reducing Your Risk of Birth Defectsexternal icon
A pamphlet from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) that explains the types and causes of birth defects, and ways to reduce your risk.

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Disease of the Week: CMV
Provides CMV facts and a quiz.

CMV and Birth Defects Organizations and Support Groups

Parent-to-Parent Support Networkexternal icon
The National Congenital CMV Disease Registry assists nearly 600 families affected by CMV by providing a way to exchange information and by offering help and support to one another.

National CMV Foundationexternal icon
The National CMV Foundation’s mission is to increase awareness of CMV, provide information to help prevent and eliminate CMV, and become an advocate for those who are affected by congenital CMV.

Friends of NCBDDDexternal icon
The Friends of NCBDDD is a coalition of government and private sector participants who work together to enhance the mission and activities of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) in identifying the causes of birth defects and developmental disabilities; helping children to develop and reach their full potential; and promoting health and well-being among people of all ages with disabilities, including blood disorders.