Intimate Partner Violence and Pregnancy

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Date & Time: Wednesday, January 18th 2017; 10-11:30am Pacific, 12-1:30pm Central, 1-2:30pm Eastern

Description: IPV has been associated with poor pregnancy weight gain, infection, anemia, tobacco use, still birth, pelvic fracture, placental abruption, fetal injury,preterm delivery, and low birth weight. In addition, the severity of violence may sometimes escalate during pregnancy or the postpartum period. High rates of birth control sabotage and pregnancy pressure and coercion abusive relationships are correlated with unintended pregnancies. Learn about the impact of IPV on pregnancy and the role health care providers, advocates and partnerships can play in helping women navigate a safe and healthy pregnancy.

Speaker: Diana Cheng, MD

Dr. Cheng currently serves as a consultant for women’s health programs and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She is also a senior associate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Cheng recently retired from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene where she was the medical director of perinatal and women’s health. She is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and completed a residency ob/gyn. She was a general ob/gyn practitioner in Seattle prior to her work in public health


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