Presentation Title

Pregnancy Outcomes in Farm Working Women

Faculty Mentor

LaSonya Davis DNP, WHNP, FNP

Start Date

23-11-2019 8:45 AM

End Date

23-11-2019 9:30 AM

Location

192

Session

poster 2

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

health_nutrition_clinical_science

Abstract

Pregnancy Outcomes in Farm Working Women

Author: Yvonne Guzman and Madison Totushek, California State University Channel Islands

Mentor: LaSonya Davis, DNP, WHNP, FNP, Associate Professor in Nursing, California State University Channel Islands

This study investigates the relationship between spontaneous abortion (SAB) and farm working women in one Ventura County community clinic. Previous studies indicate that there is an association between pesticide exposure and adverse birth outcomes, such as small for gestational age (SGA), congenital malformations, miscarriage, premature birth, low birth weight, and stillbirth. (Int J Occup Med Environ Health, 2004), however there is little research exploring the impact of pesticide exposure from farm work and spontaneous abortion (SAB). In his retroactive study, subject charts were reviewed to determine the incidence of SAB in farmworker women. Inclusion criteria were patients who were seen a one county community clinic who received pregnancy care, between August 1, 2016 and August 1, 2019, who were diagnosed with SAB. Descriptive statistics will be used to determine relationship between SAB and farm worker women. We are currently in data analysis phase and expect to be finished with this process by November 6, 2019. Based on these results we aim to open the discussion about the prevalence of SAB among farm working women in Ventura County and to potentially recommend preventative measures to improve outcomes in this vulnerable population.

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Pregnancy Outcomes in Farm Working Women

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Pregnancy Outcomes in Farm Working Women

Author: Yvonne Guzman and Madison Totushek, California State University Channel Islands

Mentor: LaSonya Davis, DNP, WHNP, FNP, Associate Professor in Nursing, California State University Channel Islands

This study investigates the relationship between spontaneous abortion (SAB) and farm working women in one Ventura County community clinic. Previous studies indicate that there is an association between pesticide exposure and adverse birth outcomes, such as small for gestational age (SGA), congenital malformations, miscarriage, premature birth, low birth weight, and stillbirth. (Int J Occup Med Environ Health, 2004), however there is little research exploring the impact of pesticide exposure from farm work and spontaneous abortion (SAB). In his retroactive study, subject charts were reviewed to determine the incidence of SAB in farmworker women. Inclusion criteria were patients who were seen a one county community clinic who received pregnancy care, between August 1, 2016 and August 1, 2019, who were diagnosed with SAB. Descriptive statistics will be used to determine relationship between SAB and farm worker women. We are currently in data analysis phase and expect to be finished with this process by November 6, 2019. Based on these results we aim to open the discussion about the prevalence of SAB among farm working women in Ventura County and to potentially recommend preventative measures to improve outcomes in this vulnerable population.