We are looking forward to our next Every Woman Southeast webinar which will focus on the postpartum visit – an important opportunity for interconception care. It seems that this is another topic of great interest in the Southeast – we have over 370 people registered! While we like to feature home grown programs, we’re reaching over to the West Coast to learn from Dr. Jeanne Conry, MD, PhD who has provided leadership to work in California where our innovative colleagues have reconsidered and improved the postpartum visit.
Why is this visit important? For many women, this may be one of their last encounters with a health care professional – for their own care – for a long time. While Health Care Reform has the potential to provide ongoing access to health coverage for all women, our current system of care leaves low income mothers without coverage once they are about 6 weeks postpartum. In our region over 12% of new mothers find themselves pregnant again within 6 months of giving birth. The risk of preterm birth increases with short birth intervals.
Interested? Please join us for the webinar on October 13th from 12-1:30 EST. You can register on our website. We will post the slides in case you miss it. You can also start a conversation on this topic – add a comment to our blog!