Allo Hope Foundation at ACOG Conference

We were very excited to be exhibitors at ACOG Conference 2023

Presentation at American Academy of Pediatrics 2023 National Conference and Exhibition

Mark your calendars for the 2023 AAP National Conference & Exhibition, October 20-24, in Washington, DC. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with colleagues, engage in thought-provoking education sessions, and visit the world’s largest pediatric exhibit hall. A selection of education sessions will also be livestreamed and recorded for all attendees to view… Read More »

World Alloimmunization & HDFN Awareness Day

We are very proud to announce that March 12th has been officially designated as World Alloimmunization & HDFN Awareness Day!

Rantoul mother celebrates first-ever Alloimmunization & HDFN Awareness Day

RANTOUL, Ill. (WCIA) – Sunday was the first-ever international Alloimmunization and HDFN Awareness Day, and one Central Illinois woman is working to educate others about the rare condition. It happens when a pregnant woman’s body makes red blood cell antibodies that can attack the unborn baby, causing hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn, also… Read More »

I Had a Condition That Threatened My Chances of Having Healthy Children

For Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, learn how one woman advocated for herself and fought to complete her family after she was diagnosed with hemolyticdisease of the fetus and newborn—and why Johnson & Johnson is committed to finding a better treatment for this rare and deadly blood disorder. Bethany Weathersby was nine weeks pregnant… Read More »

Unstoppable: How Bethany Weathersby of Allo Hope Foundation Has Redefined Success While Navigating Society With HDFN

Educate yourself. Ask questions until you understand, even if it’s hard to speak up, and you feel silly asking questions. Don’t stop asking until you understand because this is your body, and this is your baby. You deserve to know what is happening in your body and what’s happening to your baby. As a part… Read More »

Advocacy from Anguish: Bethany Weathersby’s Story

How a mother’s struggle with a rare condition, fetomaternal alloimmunization, drove her to advocate for proper care in her future pregnancies and for other mothers in need. Bethany Weathersby had two routine pregnancies and two healthy children, Liam and Asher. Bethany and her husband were looking forward to growing their family, however, just nine weeks… Read More »

Maternal Alloimmunization: Protecting My Baby from My Body

A Guest Blog by the Allo Hope Foundation’s Bethany Weathersby I grew up in a large family, loving both the chaos and the built-in friendships that came with having four siblings. My mom had five normal pregnancies and five healthy children, and I always (naively) assumed my experience would be the same. Seven weeks ago… Read More »

Alloimmunization in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Bethany Weathersby of the Allo Hope Foundation joins host Chris Stallman, CGC and guest expert, Nurse Al Romeo of MotherToBaby’s Utah affiliate to talk about a rare condition in pregnancy called alloimmunization.  Check out Bethany’s accompanying guest blog about her journey here: This episode contains evidence-based information that’s current as of the day published… Read More »