ERIC Number: ED336904
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Advances in the Prevention of Low Birthweight. Proceedings from an International Symposium (Cape Cod, Massachusetts, May 8-11, 1988).
Berendes, Heinz W., Ed.; And Others
This proceedings document contains papers addressing trends, determinants, and interventions in preventing low birthweight. Papers have the following titles and authors: "Trends in Rates of Low Birthweight in the United States" (Mary McCormick); "Evolution of the Preterm Birth Rate in France" (Gerard Breart); "The Etiology and Prevention of Low Birthweight: Current Knowledge and Priorities for Future Research" (Michael Kramer); "Support and Stress during Pregnancy: What Do They Tell Us about Low Birthweight?" (Jeanne Brooks-Gunn); "Results of a Three-Year Prospective Controlled Randomized Trial of Preterm Birth Prevention at the University of Pittsburgh" (Eberhard Mueller-Heubach); "Decrease and Rise in Rates of Preterm Deliveries: Haguenau Prenatal Study, 1971-1988" (Emile Papiernik et al.); "The West Los Angeles Prematurity Prevention Project: A Progress Report" (Calvin Hobel et al.); "The South Carolina Multicentered Randomized Controlled Trial To Reduce Low Birthweight" (Henry Heins et al.); "A Prematurity Prevention Project in Northwest North Carolina" (Paul Meis et al.); "The Family Workers Project: Evaluation of a Randomized Controlled Trial of a Pregnancy Social Support Service" (Brenda Spencer); "The Social Support and Pregnancy Outcome Study" (Ann Oakley and Lynda Rajan); "Prevention of Preterm Deliveries by Home Visiting System: Results of a French Randomized Controlled Trial" (Beatrice Blondel et al.); "Smoking Interventions during Pregnancy" (Mary Sexton); "Cervical Cerclage: New Evidence from the Medical Research Council/Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists" (Adrian Grant); "Prevention of Intrauterine Growth Retardation with Antiplatelet Therapy" (Serge Uzan); "Does Calcium Supplementation Reduce Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension and Prematurity?" (Jose Villar); "Magnesium Supplementation in Pregnancy: A Double-Blind Study" (Ludwig Spatling); "An Overview of Trials of Social Support during Pregnancy" (Diana Elbourne and Ann Oakley); "Inhibition of Preterm Labor: Is It Worthwhile?" (Marc Keirse). Appendixes provide the symposium program and list of participants. (DB)
Descriptors: Birth Weight, Congenital Impairments, Etiology, Infants, Medical Research, Neonates, Nutrition, Perinatal Influences, Pregnancy, Premature Infants, Prenatal Influences, Prevention, Preventive Medicine, Smoking, Social Support Groups, Stress Variables
National Maternal and Child Health Clearinghouse (NMCHC), 38th and R Streets, N.W., Washington, DC 20057 (single copies free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.; Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Maternal and Child Health and Resources Development.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Washington, DC.