A MESSAGE FROM THE TEXAS PERINATAL ASSOCIATION BOARD: Effective March 10, 2021, the Texas Governor is lifting the statewide COVID-19 order mandating people wear face coverings. This past year has been difficult and challenging for everyone and, although people are now being vaccinated, this pandemic is still not over as evidenced by thousands of people contracting Covid-19 daily.  We encourage you, your friends and families to continue wearing face coverings in public and to still practice social distancing.

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  • Active representation & promotion of perinatal interests in the State Legislature
  • Participation in committees & task forces to influence quality of care for mothers & infants in our State
  • Networking with key people & organizations that can impact perinatal health
  • Decreased registration rates at regional educational conferences
  • Participation in community service Projects
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March is Trisomy Awareness Month

March is Trisomy Awareness Month. Health conditions and problems associated with trisomy include physical abnormalities, such as extra fingers or toes; physiological issues, such as irregular heartbeat patterns; and problems related to intellectual and developmental functioning. Trisomy can occur with any chromosome, but the most well-known syndromes are: Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome), Trisomy 18 (Edwards Syndrome), and Trisomy 13 (Patau Syndrome). Learn more about Down syndrome on the NICHD Down Syndrome: Condition Information webpageLearn more about Trisomy 18 at Genetics Home Reference Trisomy 18 webpageLearn more about Trisomy 13 on the Genetic Home Reference Trisomy 13 webpageEach trisomy condition has unique clinical findings and requirements. Find more information and resources by liking and following us on Facebook.