Improving Pregnancy Outcomes: Behavioral and Medical Risk Factors
Wednesday, November 4, 2015: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The purpose of this session is to highlight behavioral and medical risk factors related to poor and suboptimal pregnancy outcomes. Specifically, this session will discuss the implications of cannabis use during pregnancy on maternal and fetal outcomes, maternal diabetes as a contributing factor to fetal and infant death, and medical treatment factors related to having an unplanned cesarean delivery at first childbirth. Lastly, one presentation describes partnering with pharmacists to provide preconception care as an under-utilized resource and innovative strategy to improve pregnancy outcomes.
Session Objectives: Participants in this session will be able to:
1) Describe behavioral and medical risk factors for adverse perinatal outcomes associated with cannabis use, cigarette smoking, diabetes, and medical interventions
2) Identify ways in which pharmacists can be valuable members of the perinatal health team for promoting optimal pregnancy outcomes
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Aging & Public Health, Women's Caucus, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)