Online Program

Improving Pregnancy Outcomes: Promoting mothers’ physical and psychosocial well-being before, during, and after pregnancy

Tuesday, November 5, 2013: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
This session highlights the importance of physical and psychosocial factors during the preconception, prenatal, and postpartum periods for promoting maternal health and favorable birth outcomes. Presentations specifically examine the association of maternal obesity, stressful life events, and sexually transmitted infections with preterm delivery, low birthweight, maternal weight gain in pregnancy, and post-partum weight loss.
Session Objectives: Describe preconception, prenatal, and post-partum strategies for promoting maternal physical and psychosocial well-being and favorable birth outcomes
Kee Chan, PhD and Tyan Parker Dominguez, PhD, MPH, MSW

Welcoming Remarks
Beginning obesity prevention before birth in a U.S./Mexico border community   
Christine B. Williams, MPH, Juanita Garcia, B.S. and Sheila Gahagan, MD, MPH
Preterm birth in the US: The importance of preconception stressful life events and pregnancy-related determinants   
Whitney P. Witt, PhD, MPH, Erika Rose Cheng, MPA, Lauren E. Wisk, PhD, Kristin Litzelman, PhD, Debanjana Chatterjee, MA, Kara Mandell, MA and Fathima Wakeel, PhD, MPH
Integrating obstetrical care and WIC nutritional services to address maternal obesity and postpartum weight retention   
Matthew Goldshore, MPH, Susan M. Gross, PhD, MPH, RD, Erika Werner, MD, Janice Henderson, MD, MA, Marycatherine Augustyn, PhD, Emily Newport, BA, Patricia Waddy and David M. Paige, MD MPH

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

Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus

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