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23andMe Launches Free Online Community for Moms and Moms-to-Be
Date:3/31/2009

Pregnancy Tracking Tools Bring Women Together To Share and Learn From Each Other

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- 23andMe, Inc., an industry leader in personal genetics, announced today that it has launched a free pregnancy community and research initiative with the goal of connecting women together and making research discoveries that can lead to healthier and more enjoyable pregnancies for all women.

Moms of all ages are welcome to participate in the community. Pregnancy is a unifying event that connects women together at a special time in their lives. 23andMe aims to provide a forum enabling women to separate fact from fiction with a more dynamic, scientific approach. The 23andMe Pregnancy Community is central to the company's goal of giving people personalized information about what the latest scientific and health-related research means for them. It empowers members to better understand their own pregnancies, make more informed choices for themselves and help 23andMe conduct research on serious complications such as preeclampsia and gestational diabetes.

"We want to make pregnancy a better experience for all women. It frustrated me when I was pregnant that we didn't have answers to many simple questions," said 23andMe co-founder Anne Wojcicki. "We should know at the onset of pregnancy if one is at risk for complications so they can try to prevent them. Our goal with this community is to empower moms and moms-to-be to connect and learn from each other but to also be part of a research initiative that could lead to a better understanding of pregnancy and more targeted preventive care."

The 23andMe Pregnancy Community offers the following features to community members:

  • The Weekly Pregnancy Survey -- Members ca
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