Research in Progress Seminar (RIP)
|Date:||February 10, 2016|
|Time:||4:00 - 5:00 pm|
|Location:||CHP/PCOR Conference Room
117 Encina Commons
Eyal Cohen, MD, MSc, FRCP (C)
|Title:||Maternal Health after Birth of a Child with Major Congenital Anomalies
Major congenital anomalies (CAs) occur in about 2-3% of births and can lead to intensive caregiving needs. Studies using biological makers and self-reported outcomes suggest that the stress of caregiving can have negative effects on maternal health and well-being. Using linked population-level registry data from Denmark, this project aims to compare the health outcomes of mothers who give birth to a child with controls in terms of mortality and incident chronic disease. Preliminary findings will be presented and implications will be discussed.