Health in Pregnancy and Impacts on Childhood Development

With unintended pregnancies on the rise and patients commonly failing to receive early neonatal care, it's more crucial than ever to understand the disorders that call for prompt evaluation and guidance from specialists. Neonatologist Kimberly Larson, MD, describes chronic conditions – such as hypertension and diabetes – and the risks they raise during pregnancy, delivery, infancy and even childhood. She provides valuable data and insights on everything from maternal hyperglycemia to fetal growth restriction and hydronephrosis.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review important pre-conception guidance for optimal health in pregnancy and childbirth
  • Discuss the more common maternal conditions in pregnancy and their influence on fetal, neonatal and long-term childhood health
  • Explore the more common fetal conditions in pregnancy which may be encountered by the primary care pediatrician, such as renal, CNS and respiratory complications, the follow up and long-term outcomes


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