Providing Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Exposure Information to Southeastern U.S. Residents
MotherToBaby North Carolina specialists answer questions about exposures during pregnancy and breastfeeding for healthcare providers and residents of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Kentucky. We are housed at the Fullerton Genetics Center at Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC.
MotherToBaby North Carolina specialists also provide support to our in-house team of certified genetic counselors. During a prenatal genetic counseling visit, genetic counselors may discuss pregnancy and pre-pregnancy exposures such as illnesses, medications, or substances, in order to provide patients with the most accurate information regarding any possible effects on pregnancy outcomes.
MotherToBaby North Carolina
Mission Fullerton Genetics Center
9 Vanderbilt Park Drive
Asheville, NC 28803
Hours: Open Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm ET except federal holidays
Languages: English and Spanish
Meet Our Team
Lorrie Harris-Sagaribay, MPH, Program Coordinator and Lead Information Specialist
Lorrie Harris-Sagaribay is the Program Coordinator and Lead Information Specialist at MotherToBaby North Carolina. She provides exposure counseling in English and Spanish by phone, email, and online chat, as well as conducting outreach and providing professional education and guest lectures on teratology. She currently serves on the OTIS Board of Directors and co-chairs the MotherToBaby Emerging Issues Task Force. After serving with the Peace Corps in Honduras, Lorrie earned her Masters of Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a concentration in maternal and child health. She enjoys helping people make informed decisions about medications and other exposures during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Education & Training Opportunities
MotherToBaby North Carolina specialists are available to present at professional conferences on topics related to exposures during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and/or exhibit in order to share information about MotherToBaby’s services.
We also provide educational talks to groups serving pregnant and breastfeeding populations, such as clinical provider groups, lactation specialists / breastfeeding educators, maternity homes, home visiting programs, and others. We provide teratology lectures for medical residents and genetic counseling students through partnerships with academic training programs.
To learn more about education and training opportunities, please contact Lorrie Harris-Sagaribay at email@example.com.
Connect with Our Local Partners
Family Connects of Forsyth and Davidson Counties
Family Connects provides no-cost nurse home visits for parents living in Forsyth and Davidson counties. The goal of Family Connects is to provide support for parents and their babies while connecting them with resources that can help their families thrive.
Macon County WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program
Macon County WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program (BFPC) provides lactation support from trained individuals who are enthusiastic about their own personal breastfeeding experiences. Goals of the BFPC Program include increasing the number of mothers in the WIC program who initiate breastfeeding, and extending the duration of breastfeeding.
March of Dimes Ready for Life NC
March of Dimes Ready for Life NC champions preconception health interventions for healthier moms and stronger babies in North Carolina. The program’s vision is that all persons giving birth in North Carolina will enter pregnancy when they choose, how they choose, and in their best possible health regardless of wealth, race, or geography.
Project CARA: Care that Advocates Respect/Resilience/Recovery for All
Project CARA provides comprehensive integrated perinatal and substance use treatment support for pregnant and parenting women from across WNC. Project CARA’s goal is to decrease the stigma and barriers that prevent pregnant and parenting women with substance use disorders from getting the quality ob/gyn care and substance use treatment they deserve.