Obstetrics & Gynaecology seminar: How healthy women sleep in late pregnancy; a portable polysomnography study Event as iCalendar

30 August 2013

3:30 - 4:30pm

Venue: William Liley Lecture Theatre, Room 12.058, Building 599, Auckland City Hospital Support Building

The importance of maternal sleep in late pregnancy, especially sleep position, has been identified in The Auckland Stillbirth Study.  The purpose of this PhD is to investigate maternal-fetal physiological response to maternal sleep and sleep position in normal late pregnancy.  Assessment of the mother and fetus during sleep presents many challenges. Not only can it be difficult to non-invasively obtain robust data without disturbing sleep, but it can also be complicated in determining which of the available data collection and analysis methods are in fact relevant to the study question.

This presentation will present preliminary findings from a current home-based polysomnographic study, primarily focusing on the maternal, rather than fetal, response.  The application of standard clinical measurements of sleep in this population will be discussed, along with research assessments not commonly applied in assessment of the sleeping pregnant woman.

Presented by Jordan McIntyre , PhD student, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

For more information please contact: Hazel Pannell Email: h.pannell@auckland.ac.nz