5135.0 Maternal behaviors and infant outcomes: The role of mind, body, community

Wednesday, November 2, 2011: 10:30 AM
Maintaining optimal maternal health is essential in improving pregnancy outcomes and for achieving positive infant outcomes. Maternal emotional health, physical health and community factors can interact synergistically to influence optimal pregnancy outcomes. This session will examine some the contextual, behavioral, environmental, and other factors influencing the health and pregnancy outcomes of women. Understanding these various factors may be particularly helpful in guiding the development of interventions to protect more vulnerable populations of women. In this session, we will learn about the effects of prostitution on pregnancy outcomes, examine behavioral choices such as H1N1 influenza vaccine uptake, look at the relationship between maternal mental health status and early parenting practices, and, finally, consider the relationship between environmental exposures and pregnancy intention. At the end of this session, we will identify how these behavioral choices and external factors can affect pregnancy outcomes.
Session Objectives: 1. Identify 3 external and behavioral factors that can affect pregnancy outcomes. 2. Discuss the interactive effects of mental, physical and societal factors on maternal health.
Judith R. Katzburg, PhD, MPH, RN , Janine Lewis, MPH , Tyan Parker Dominguez, PhD, MPH, MSW and Kee Chan, PhD

10:30 AM
Maternal Depressive Symptoms and Parenting Practices 3-Months Postpartum
Amy Balbierz, MPH, Jason Wang, PhD and Elizabeth A. Howell, MD, MPP
10:50 AM
Health, Pregnancy and Prostitution
Amy Raines-Milenkov, DrPH, Claudia Coggin, PhD, Sue Lurie, PhD, Elena Bastida, PhD and Ralph Anderson, MD
11:10 AM
Predictors of H1N1 Influenza Vaccine Uptake Among Pregnant Women in Hong Kong
Marie Tarrant, RN MPH PhD, Kendra M. Wu, MSE MMedSc and Carol Yuen, RN MN
11:30 AM
Environmental exposures, pregnancy intention, and behavioral choice
Pamela Maxson, PhD, Sharon Edwards, MS and Marie Lynn Miranda, PhD

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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)