3142.0 Cutting Edge Research: Improving Maternal Health and Pregnancy Otucomes

Monday, November 9, 2009: 10:30 AM
This session presents research that examines various new or understudied issues that affect pregnancy outcomes of the mother and infant. Cutting edge research topics will be previewed, including the role of pregnancy intention, determinants of oral health services, the roles of maternal stress and neighborhood factors on outcomes, and postpartum maternal weight retention issues. Innovative models for examining risk factors for poor pregnancy outcomes will be offered. It is anticipated that this session will stimulate participant discussion addressing potential policy implications/interventions and future research directions for improving the pregnancy outcomes of both mothers and infants.
Session Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be able to 1) Identify several innovative models for examining risk factors in pregnancy; 2) Discuss at least two cutting edge research topics and/or research methods that address pregnancy outcomes presented in this session; and 3) Identify potential policy interventions to address poor pregnancy outcomes, informed by the research presented in this session.
Tyan Parker Dominguez, PhD, MPH, MSW , Kee Chan, PhD and Janine Lewis, MPH
Judith R. Katzburg, PhD, MPH, RN

10:35 AM
A Multidimensional Approach to Pregnancy Intention
Pamela Maxson, PhD and Marie Lynn Miranda, PhD
10:47 AM
Using area-based exposures to evaluate the relationship between maternal stress and birth outcomes
Stephen Nkansah-Amankra, PhD, MPH, Kathryn Luchok, PhD and James R. Hussey, PhD
10:59 AM
Pregnancy Outcomes by Pregnancy Intention in a Managed Care Setting
Debbie A. Postlethwaite, RNP, MPH, Yun-Yi Hung, PhD, MaryAnne Armstrong, MA and Ruth Shaber, MD
11:11 AM
Risk factors for insufficient oral health care during pregnancy
Kristen S. Marchi, MPH, Susan A. Fisher-Owens, MD, MPH, Jane A. Weintraub, DDS, MPH, Zhiwei Yu, MPH and Paula A. Braveman, MD, MPH
11:23 AM
Characteristics of 98 low-income women in a Philadelphia Postpartum Weight Retention Study
Charmaine Smith Wright, MD, Debbie Bilder, BS, Marjie Mogul, PhD, Michelle Allen, BS, David M. Rubin, MD, MSCE and Judy Shea, PhD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus, Social Work, Women's Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)