We are excited to welcome speaker Amy Porter of Tiny HeartsCan Foundation to the 2024 Edmonton Woman’s Show, happening January 20 & 21! In 2020, Amy Porter was a typical obstetric patient. Considered a low-risk pregnancy, she and her family never expected to discover that their baby boy had a fatal flaw after a seemingly routine third-trimester ultrasound.
Heart defects are the most common type of birth defect so why was Arturo’s Critical Congenital Heart Defect (CCHD) missed at Amy’s 20-week anatomy scan? Unfortunately, this is all too common of an experience. Amy’s powerful testimonial stresses the importance of the “gender reveal” ultrasound in saving lives, and empowers new and expecting parents to advocate for babies’ heart health before they are even born.
Amy is going to share information on the prevalence of Congenital Heart Defects (CHD), unveil current prenatal detection rates of CHD, explore the barriers preventing higher detection rates, and help us discover what questions to ask at the 20-week anatomy ultrasound.
More about Amy Porter:
Amy Porter is an educator, achieving Bachelor’s degrees in Education and Music, and is a passionate Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) advocate. A self-proclaimed “research nerd,” her curiosity about the world, her passion for knowledge, and the lived experience of her son’s critical heart defect diagnosis have led her to educate sonographers and parents about the importance of early detection.
Amy is the Executive Director of the recently incorporated not-for-profit, Tiny HeartsCan Foundation. She is a nationally recognized public speaker, speaking to over 2500 medical professionals. Conventionally unconventional, she and her wife built their own family and are mothers to two young children.
You can find out more by visiting her website at www.1in100.orgSee More Features Get Tickets