3140.0 Maternal Health and Pregnancy

Monday, October 27, 2008: 10:30 AM
This session uses examines how maternal risks and behaviors affect pregnancy. Behaviors of interest include use of folic acid, alcohol consumption, smoking, and substance use. Of particular interest are Latinas, pregnant women on Medicaid and the effect of neighborhood. The relationships identified in these presentations will inform intra/pre conception initiatives including research and primary/secondary prevention programs.
Session Objectives: Discuss maternal risk factors related to pregnancy Discuss maternal behaviors related to pregnancy Identify potential areas for future research pre/intraconception Identify potential areas for pre/intraconception primary and secondary prevention programs
Ann M. Dozier, RN, PhD
Ann M. Dozier, RN, PhD

10:30 AM
Risk patterns in Medicaid-enrolled pregnant women: Using classification trees to predict poor birth outcomes
Shelby Berkowitz Chartkoff, MA, Becky Twing, MS, Lee Anne Roman, MSN, PhD and Cristian I. Meghea, PhD
11:10 AM
Characteristics of California Latinas age 18-44 who do not consume daily folic acid supplements
Aldona M. Herrndorf, MPH, Suzanne C. Haydu, MPH, RD, Karen C. Ramstrom, DO, MSPH and Eugene R. Takahashi, PhD, MPH

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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Community Health Workers SPIG, Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing