3274.0 Women's health decisions about preconception, maternal, and postpartum care

Monday, October 29, 2012: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
This session will address a number of emerging maternal and child health issues, including predictors associated with perinatal PTSD, obesity stigma in maternity care, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, and the impact of childbirth education for teen mothers.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe predictors associated with perinatal PTSD among Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander women. 2. Discuss an instrument to measure weight bias experienced by childbearing women. 3. Explain how education regarding fetal alcohol spectrum disorder results in changes in patterns of cognitions. 4. Evaluate ways to tailor childbirth education for teen mothers.

Predictors of positive prenatal PTSD screens in low-income Native Hawaiian women
Joan E. Dodgson, RN MPH PhD, Mary Frances Oneha, PhD, APRN and Myunghan Choi, PhD, MPH, RN
Women's experiences of weight bias in maternity care
Sharon DeJoy, PhD, MPH, CPH, CPM and Kendra MacClurg, BS
Attributions for FASDs: Blame, responsibility, and their consequences
Bridget Hanson, PhD, Rebecca Porter, MS, Alexandra Edwards, BA (Hons), Virginia Mongeau, BBA, Christiane Brems, PhD, ABPP, RYT and Mark Johnson, PhD
“That's when the pain really started”: Birth experiences of teen mothers
Allyson Kelley, MPH, Margaret Brown, MPH, Kelly Mauceri, BS and Tracy R. Nichols, PhD

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

Organized by: Women's Caucus
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health, Socialist Caucus, American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

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

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