5021.0 Improving Pregnancy Outcomes: Improving Maternal and Infant Care Over the Lifespan

Wednesday, October 31, 2012: 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
This poster session will present findings from interventions used to improve maternal and infant care over the lifespan. New intervention methods to improve prenatal care access, prevent preterm births, and maternal physical health were examined. The role of provider and the use of medical resources was also discussed.
Session Objectives: - To Identify the factors that influence positive pregnancy outcomes during the perinatal period. - To Assess the role of provider, community, and societal factors that influence birth health outcomes. - To Evaluate the strategies that could prevent preterm births.
Kee Chan, PhD , Judith R. Katzburg, PhD, MPH, RN , Janine Lewis, MPH and Tyan Parker Dominguez, PhD, MPH, MSW
Kee Chan, PhD

Board 1
Improving prenatal care access in South Georgia African-Americans does improve perinatal outcomes
Jacqueline Grant, MD, MPH, MPA, Karen Baker, FNP-C, VaLenia Milling, RN, Denise Linnekohl, RN, BSN, Nancy Rumph and Nettie Lilly
Board 3
Community Perceptions Related to Infant Mortality: A Healthy Moms-Healthy Babies-Healthy Community Initiative
Kathryn Cardarelli, PhD, Brent Eaton, OMS III, BS, Jordan Eaton, MMFT, DrPH Student, Marcy Paul, MA and Richard S. Kurz, PhD
Board 4
Implementation Evaluation of the California Black Infant Health (BIH) Program
Nichole Sturmfels, MPH, CPH, Reggie Caldwell, LCSW, David Dodds, PhD MPH, Susan Egerter, PhD, Mercedes Dekker, MPH, Paula Braveman, MD, MPH, Karen Ramstrom, DO, MSPH and Christopher Krawczyk, PhD
Board 5
Influence of women performing physical activity during pregnancy on newborn health in Poland
Przemyslaw Bilinski, MD, PhD, Andrzej Wojtyla, MD PhD, Cezary Wojtyla, Piotr Holownia, PhD, Marek Posobkiewicz, PhD MD and Lucyna Kapka-Skrzypczak, PhD
Board 6
Preconception counseling in California: Women aged 18-44, 2009-2010
Moreen Libet, PhD, MEd, Flojaune Griffin, PhD, MPH, Connie Mitchell, MD, MPH and Jennifer L. Troyan, MPH
Board 7
Pregnancy Intention and Regular Exercise during Pregnancy
Kesha Baptiste-Roberts, PhD, MPH, Cynthia Chuang, MD, MSc, Junjia Zhu, PhD and Kristen Kjerulff, MA, PhD
Board 8
Preventing cytomegalovirus infection: A content analysis of pregnancy websites and reference books
Rosemary Thackeray, PhD, MPH, Katherine Chipman and Allison Wright
Board 9
Exploring non-clinical factors contributing to increased cesarean section rates: Does type of provider play a role?
Jennifer Rienks, PhD, Malini Nijagal, MD, Katherine Gillespie, MA, MPH and Geraldine Oliva, MD, MPH
Board 10
Prenatal care initiation among Hispanic women in a U.S.‐Mexico border community: Examining demographics and culture
Christine B. Williams, MPH, Suzanna M. Martinez, PhD, MS, Katherine Keir, MPH, John P. Elder, PhD, MPH and Sheila Gahagan, MD, MPH

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

Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: APHA-Committee on Women's Rights