February 15, 2013
‘Environmental Health’ of Expectant Mothers Explored by Kaiser Permanente’s Jeanne Conry, MD
Jeanne A. Conry, MD, PhD, assistant physician-in-chief, Kaiser Permanente Roseville Medical Center
The health of a woman before she conceives — her weight, her blood pressure, control over any medical problems she may have — all contribute to the “environment of health” that she passes on to her child. And in recent times, exposure to chemicals in our environment, from the food we eat to the personal-care products or medications we use, has also become a concern.
Exposure to unsafe chemicals in the environment, particularly during preconception, has been recognized as an important risk factor for infancy and childhood health problems. In an interview on the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health blog, Jeanne Conry, MD, PhD, of Kaiser Permanente in Roseville, Calif. — president-elect of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists — discusses this important issue.
Read the full interview on the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health blog.