Pregnancy Outcomes for Women with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Presenters: Susan Parish, PhD, MSW
RRTCDD 2016 Health and Wellness Series Webinar
Did you know women with I/DD had longer hospital stays, and were more likely to have Caesarean deliveries in contrast to other women? Rates of adverse pregnancy outcomes were elevated for women with IDD across a range of measures, including early labor, preterm birth, and preeclampsia, and their infants were more likely to have low birth weight. Dr. Susan Parish will present findings from a study that compared deliveries among women with IDD to the general obstetric population, and discuss the implications of these findings, as well as the targeted interventions needed to address these detrimental outcomes.