5172.0 Maternal Mental Health During and After Pregnancy

Wednesday, October 29, 2008: 12:30 PM
Maternal mental health prior to, during and after pregnancy is taking central stage as a risk factor for both mother and baby. It is a central tenet of preconception health. Understanding these factors at a population level is key to effective program development. This series of papers explores maternal depression, mental health and social support using both linked birth registry data and two types of Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System data. Racial and ethnic differences will be explored as will relationship between physical activity and depression.
Session Objectives: Understand the relationship between mental health and social support Examine maternal depression and mental health issues across the perinatal period. Describe the benefits and limitations of using population data to assess mental health and social support
Ann M. Dozier, RN, PhD
Ann M. Dozier, RN, PhD

12:30 PM
Identifying Pregnant and Postpartum Women with Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders using Linked Hospital Visit Data
Angela Nannini, FNP, PhD, Jane Lazar, RN, MPH, Karin Downs, RN, MPH, Claudia E. Catalano, BA, Cynthia Berg, Howard Cabral, PhD, Hafsatou Diop and Milton Kotelchuck, MPH, PhD, MA
12:50 PM
Relationship between physical activity and depression in postpartum women
Uwe Stolz, PhD, MPH and Kenneth D. Rosenberg, MD, MPH
1:10 PM
Racial disparities in maternal depression during pregnancy: Final results from the Los Angeles Mommy and Baby (LAMB) Project, 2005
Chandra Higgins, MPH, Margaret Chao, PhD, MPH, Giannina M. Donatoni, PhD, MT(ASCP), Yvonne Y. Lau, MPH, RD, Marian Eldahaby and Cynthia Harding, MPH
1:30 PM
Disparities in the availability of social network support to pregnant mothers - Findings from 2005 Los Angeles Mommy and Baby (LAMB) Project
Yvonne Y. Lau, MPH, RD, Shin Margaret Chao, PhD, MPH, Chandra Higgins, MPH, Giannina M. Donatoni, PhD, MT(ASCP), Marian Eldahaby, Karen M. Coller, PhD, MPH, Michael C. Lu, MD, MPH and Cynthia Harding, MPH

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

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