Pregnant & Lactating Women
February 20, 2017
Lead crosses the placenta from mother to fetus and is associated with miscarriage, pre-term delivery, low birth weight and deficits in fetal neurodevelopment. The CDC and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommend a blood lead test if ONE risk factor is present.
See CDC’s recommended actions by blood lead level in pregnancy.
Your state may have additional blood lead testing requirements for pregnant and lactating women.
Contact us for your state’s requirements.