Monday, June 9, 2014

Utah Pregnancy Risk Line Celebrates 30 Years

Pregnancy Risk Line Celebrates 30 Years

For three decades, the Pregnancy Risk Line’s (PRL) MotherToBaby service has helped mothers and health care providers keep babies safe during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.  On May 30, the program celebrated 30 years of service and took its 230,000th call, give or take a few!

Former First Lady Norma Matheson, who took the first call to the PRL 30 years ago, was on hand to answer the 230,000 call. “The Risk Line has been a reassuring resource for moms who just want to do what’s best for their growing baby,” said the First Lady.  I’m proud of the work MotherToBaby staff have been doing for Utah mothers-to-be and wish them another 30 year of helping save babies’ lives.”

The experts at MotherToBaby answer questions about a variety of potential exposures like foods, prescriptions, medications, diseases, and immunizations a baby can be exposed to through Mom.

PRL’s MotherToBaby is a joint partnership between the Utah Department of Health and the University of Utah.

The service is open for calls Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. at 1-800-822-2229 or 801-328-2229. Follow MotherToBaby on Facebook and Twitter.

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