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Lisa

Suffern, New York
I am a mother who was not warned by my doctors how to prevent the #1 viral cause of birth defects--congenital CMV (cytomegalovirus). My daughter Elizabeth was born disabled as a result and now my mission is to warn others how they can protect their unborn children--from CMV and from other viral... Full Bio
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Sample Letter to Connecticut's Public Health Committee by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility The following is a sample letter you can send to the Connecticut Public Health Committee. It was drafted by  02/28/2014 Sara Doutre , who was instrumental in getting the Sta ... Read on »
Subject: HB 5147 – Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Public Education Program by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I sent the following letter to the following on Connecticut's Public Health Committee (if you live in Connecticut, you will want to do this too, but here is a simpler one yo ... Read on »
How to Get States to Follow Utah's cCMV education by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Now that Utah has passed a law making congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) education mandatory, we in other states can take their work and pass it on to our State's Health Depar ... Read on »
I'll Be Home For Christmas 2013 by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I update my blog every year with this message and photo of the empty chair we place beside our fireplace (you can watch Elizabeth and her dog in my short USA 9 News cli ... Read on »
Babies with no Congenital CMV Symptoms Can Still Show Mental Delays Later by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility See: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/12/prweb11404411.htm Read on »
Utah Health Dept. Offers cCMV Education by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility The legislation that started it all: http://le.utah.gov/~2013/bills/hbillenr/HB0081.pdf The following link is a story done while the bill was in the process of bein ... Read on »
Utah has become the first state to launch an education and screening campaign for CMV by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility See the following article by Mark Green,  mark.green@fox13now.com : http://fox13now.com/2013/07/07/utah-takes-action-against-virus-that-harms-unborn-children/ A ... Read on »
June: National Congenital Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month--Stop #1 Viral Cause of Birth Defects! by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, June is National Congenital Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month . Doctors do not routinely warn women ... Read on »
Media: Please help stop #1 Birth Defects Virus--Congenital CMV (cytomegalovirus) by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Dear Reporters/Newcasters,   Much of my writing work since the death of my daughter (pictured on left) has centered around trying to raise a prevention m ... Read on »
When Will Pregnant Women Learn the Truth? by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Pregnant women love to hear they shouldn't be changing the kitty litter, but will they love to hear the inconvenient truth about something else they s ... Read on »
Surviving Loss: The Woodcutter's Tale by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility My new booklet, which is free in its e-book version, includes the short story of my daughter's death from congenital CMV related causes. It is meant as a story for all who h ... Read on »
Free e-book Feb 2-4 includes CMV Prevention tips by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I wrote the Mystic Seafarer's Trail  as another way to raise CMV awareness. It appeals to those who like stories about famous adventurers. It includes little-known ... Read on »
PREVENTING CONGENITAL CMV by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility PREVENTING CONGENITAL CMV (cytomegalovirus)  Few women have heard of congenital CMV (cytomegalovirus) and more than half of OB/GYNs surveyed admitted they don't ... Read on »
The Woodcutter’s Tale by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility My father wrote the following fairytale upon the death of my daughter, Elizabeth Saunders. She died as a result of congenital CMV. The Woodcutter's Tale Once upon ... Read on »
Empty Christmas Chair--another holiday without my ... by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Lisa Saunders: Empty Christmas Chair--another holiday without my ... : Read on »
When my daughter died--The Woodcutter's Tale by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility When my daughter died, my dad wrote this short fairytale. Perhaps The Woodcutter's Tale will help others: Lisa Saunders: Death of a child--The Woodcutter's Tale : Once upon ... Read on »
News Clip on Preventing CMV in Child Care Centers by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Please see the following newsclip and e-mail I just sent to Karen Martinez, Anchor/Reporter: Dear Karen, Thank you so much for your coverage and p ... Read on »
E-book about CMV girl and her dog now only $2.99 by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility The publisher of my book, Anything But a Dog! The pefect pet for a girl with congenital CMV , is making it available as an e-book for only $2.99. You can read the firs ... Read on »
Cytomegalovirus as an occupational risk in daycare educators by Lisa Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I'm the parent representative for the Congenital Cytomegalovirus Foundation, whose mission is to prevent birth defects resulting from congenital CMV infection. My bio, al ... Read on »