3052.0 Maternal and Caregiver Health

Monday, October 31, 2011: 8:30 AM
This purpose of this session is to examine maternal and caregiver health. Three of the papers will examine correlates of key exposures that are poorly understood and of public interest: caesarean section, fertility treatment, and delivery of a stillbirth. The fourth paper will provide exploratory analyses aobut caregiver (usually maternal) stressors associated with caring for a child with asthma (a rapidly growing health issue for children in the US).
Session Objectives: 1. Identify factors that may contribute to Caesarean section in the United States. 2. Name stressors that may exist among caregivers of children with asthma 3. Assess how cigarette smoking and receipt of fertility treatments may affect birth outcomes. 4. Identify maternal complications associated with stillbirth delivery.
Wendy Hellerstedt, MPH, PhD and Marjorie R. Sable, DrPH, MSW
Wendy Hellerstedt, MPH, PhD

8:30 AM
Maternal request cesarean section: How often does this occur?
Kristen Kjerulff, MA, PhD, Diana Velott, MPA, MS, Junjia Zhu, PhD, Carol S. Weisman, PhD, Marianne M. Hillemeier, PhD, MPH and John Repke, MD
8:45 AM
Expanding the concept of caregiver stress: A qualitative understanding of stressors defined by caregivers of children with asthma in low-income families
Natalie Sampson, MPH, Edith A. Parker, DrPH, Rebecca Cheezum, MPH, Toby Lewis, MD, Ashley O'Toole, MPH, MSW, Jean Patton, Thomas Robins and Carla Keirns, MD, PhD, MSc
9:15 AM
Medical Complications Associated with Stillbirth
Katherine J. Gold, MD, MSW, MS, Rodney A. Hayward, MD, Karoline S. Puder, MD and Marcie C. Treadwell, MD

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

Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs

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