‘Maternal responses to position change’ by Ms Hanna Fontinha Event as iCalendar

03 November 2017

3:30 - 4:30pm

Venue: William Liley Lecture Theatre (Rm 12.058)

Location: Auckland Hospital Support Building

Hanna is a 1st year PhD Candidate in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Auckland. She has teamed up with the Maternal Sleep in Pregnancy Research Group.

In addition to the now established association between maternal sleep position and risk of stillbirth, the MRI and sleep studies carried out by the Maternal Sleep in Pregnancy Research Group have found that the supine position in late pregnancy affects maternal cardiac output, and aortic and venous blood flow.

Some degree of compensation for compression of the inferior vena cava and aorta is made by use of the collateral venous system but this does not explain all the adaptations necessary to maintain the maternal circulation when the mother adopts a supine position. Hanna’s project is investigating how the maternal cardiovascular autonomic nervous system responds to position change throughout pregnancy and post-partum.

Join us on Friday 3 November to hear more from Ms Hanna Fontinha.

Invite open to: FMHS staff and students and ADHB staff.