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Improving Pregnancy Outcomes: Psychosocial Influences on Birth Outcomes
Tuesday, November 18, 2014: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
This session will highlight how maternal physical and psychosocial factors, and clinical interventions, prior to and during pregnancy, interact and influence birth outcomes. Topics include the impact of risk factors such as stress/stressful life events, substance abuse, and epidural analgesia.
Session Objectives: Discuss how placental maturation and epigenetics play a part in determining whether a psychosocial stimulus such as stress or social support has a protective or toxic effect on length of gestation and/or birth weight.
Discuss the relationships among preconception stressful life events, alcohol and tobacco use prior to and during pregnancy, and the continuation of alcohol and tobacco use in the final three months of pregnancy
Describe the adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes associated with the use of epidural analgesia during labor
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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)