SUU to Host Pregnancy Issues Conference
February 11, 2009
Southern Utah University nursing students will host a free Pregnancy Issues Conference on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at Valley View Medical Center in Cedar City from 1-4 p.m.
The event is open to any student or member of the public interested in more information about pregnancy-related issues and will include important information men and women may want to know before they become a new mother or father as well as issues directly affecting already pregnant women.
SUU Assistant Professor of Nursing Rebecca Rasmusson pressed the significance of the conference and its value, saying, "It will provide a service to the community by promoting health and wellness to a woman and couples before pregnancy and during to help improve birth outcomes. Preterm births are on the rise and there is a need for preconception risk reduction and preconception health is important."
Among the topics that will be addressed are exercise during pregnancy, diet before and during pregnancy, fertility and conception issues, weight gain and pregnancy and the correlation between smoking and pregnancy.