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Hoynes HW, Schanzenbach DW, Almond D. 2012. Long run impacts of childhood access to the safety net. Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research, 57 pp. (NBER working paper series no. 18535)

Annotation: This paper examines the impact of a positive and policy-driven change in economic resources available in utero and during childhood. In particular, the paper focuses on the introduction of the Food Stamp Program, which was rolled out across counties in the United States between 1961 and 1975. The authors assembled data linking family background and county of residence in early childhood to adult health and economic outcomes. Findings are presented.

Contact: National Bureau of Economic Research, 1050 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138-5398, Telephone: (617) 868-3900 Fax: (617) 868-2742 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Economic factors, Families, Fetus, Food Stamp Program, Geographic factors, Infant health, Low income groups, Nutrition, Poverty, Pregnant women, Public policy, Research, Statistical data, Young children

Tennessee Department of Health, Oral Health Services Section. [2007]. Pregnant? Don't forget to take good care of your teeth!. Nashville, TN: Tennessee Department of Health, Oral Health Services Section, 1 p.

Annotation: This tip sheet for pregnant women presents information about common oral health problems during pregnancy and steps that women can take to prevent problems or reduce discomfort. Topics include gum disease, oral hygiene, possible impact on the health of the fetus, and oral health care.

Contact: Tennessee Department of Health, Oral Health Services Section, 710 James Robertson Parkway, Andrew Johnson Tower, Nashville, TN 37243, Telephone: (615) 741-3111 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Dental care, Dental hygiene, Fetus, Gingivitis, Health promotion, Oral health, Periodontal diseases, Pregnancy, Pregnant women

Doctors JV, Gebhard B, Jones L, Wat A. 2007. Common vision, different paths: Five states' journeys toward comprehensive prenatal-to-five systems. Washington, DC: Zero to Three and Pre[K]Now, 32 pp.

Annotation: This report describes how five states - California, Illinois, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania - have built comprehensive, coordinated systems of care for children, prenatal to age five. It describes successful program elements for each state regarding the people involved with the program, the perspective of the program, the effectiveness of program processes, and its product.

Contact: ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, 1255 23rd Street, N.W., Suite 350, Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 638-1144 Fax: (202) 638-0851 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health services, Fetus, Infant health services, Infants, Model programs, State programs, Young children

Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care, Preconception and Prenatal Care Committee. 2006. X-ray tests and pregnancy. Madison, WI: Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care, 1 p.

Annotation: This fact sheet answers questions about how x-ray procedures may affect a woman's pregnancy and the developing child. It explains how the lead drape can be used to protect the baby from radiation during the procedure and offers possible alternatives to x-rays.

Contact: Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care, McConnell Hall, 1010 Mound Street, Madison, WI 53715, Telephone: (608) 417-6060 Fax: 608/267-6089 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Fetus, Injury prevention, Patient education materials, Pregnancy, Pregnant women

Merrick JC, Blank RH, eds. 1994. The politics of pregnancy: Policy dilemmas in the maternal-fetal relationship. Binghamton, NY: Harrington Park Press, 247 pp.

Annotation: This book presents an overview and analysis of complex issues surrounding the relationship of mother and fetus. Covering topics from abortion to surrogate motherhood, it discusses public policy and political dilemmas that have arisen as new technologies are developed that humanize the fetus. This book focuses on various aspects of this relationship and gives readers a detailed study of the many related controversies that have been erupting. This title was also issued as an issue of the journal Women and Politics, vol. 13, nos. 3-4, 1993.

Contact: Haworth Press, Taylor and Francis, 7625 Empire Drive, Florence, KY 41042, Telephone: (800) 634-7064 Secondary Telephone: Fax: E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 1-56023-047-9.

Keywords: Fetal development, Fetus, Maternal behavior, Policy development, Pregnancy, Public policy, Relationships, Social change

Coutts MC. 1990. Maternal-fetal conflict: Legal and ethical issues. Washington, DC: Georgetown University, National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature, 15 pp. (Scope note; 14)

Annotation: This bibliography discusses ethical and legal issues of maternal-fetal conflict, and gives an annotated listing of materials including committee statements, court decisions, general issues, brain dead pregnant women, lifestyle issues, occupational issues, and treatment refusal issues.

Contact: Bioethics Research Library, Georgetown University, Healy 102, 37th and O Streets, N.W., Washington, DC 20057-1212, Telephone: (202) 687-3885 Contact Phone: (800) MED-ETHX Fax: (202) 687-8089 E-mail: Web Site: $3.00.

Keywords: Bioethics, Conflict of interest, Fetus, Maternal health

National Research Council, Commission on Life Sciences, Food and Nutrition Board, Committee on Nutrition of the Mother and Preschool Child. 1982. Alternative dietary practices and nutritional abuses in pregnancy:Proceedings of a workshop. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 211 pp.

Annotation: This study aimed to review and evaluate current research and develop a state-of-the-art report on the effects of certain abuses during pregnancy; to separate, as far as possible, the effects of the abused substance per se from those effects that may result from alterations in nutrient utilization; and to recommend interventions that may be feasible and effective. A summary of the report provides succinct information to health care personnel on the significance of certain practices during pregnancy in order that they may identify individuals who may be at risk and provide effective consultation and management.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Contact Phone: (800) 624-6242 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries.

Keywords: Alcohol use during pregnancy, Fetus, Nutrition, Pregnancy, Smoking during pregnancy, Substance abusing pregnant women

Kan YW, Reid CD, eds. 1980. Prenatal approaches to the diagnosis of fetal hemoglobinopathies: An international research workshop designed to update knowledge in prenatal diagnosis and laboratory methodologies of hemoglobinopathies, February 23-24, 1978. Bethesda, MD: National Institutes of Health, 259 pp.

Annotation: This report includes the presentations and discussions of the workshop on Prenatal Approaches to the Diagnosis of Fetal Hemoglobinopathies held in 1978 in Los Angeles. The document is divided into eight major subject areas, each containing presentations and discussion. These subject areas are: (1) fetoscopy; (2) placental aspiration; (3) biochemical methods; (4) immunologic methods; (5) cooperative efforts in data collection; (6) critical issues in prenatal diagnosis including ethical and legal issues, efforts to develop guidelines, the role of the community, and public policy; (7) future developments; and (8) the international roundtable.

Contact: National Institutes of Health, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892, Telephone: (301) 496-4000 Secondary Telephone: (301) 402-9612 Fax: (301) 496-0017 E-mail: NIHInfo@OD.NIH.GOV Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: NIH 80-1529.

Keywords: Collaboration, Community role, Data collection, Ethics, Fetoscopy, Fetus, Guidelines, Hemoglobinopathies, Immunologic tests, International programs, Legal issues, Placenta, Prenatal diagnosis, Public policy, Reports, Research methodology, Screening

Ross Conference on Pediatric Research (41st: 1961: San Francisco, CA). 1962. Perinatal pharmacology. Columbus, OH: Ross Laboratories, 96 pp. (Report of the Forty-first Ross Conference on Pediatric Research)

Annotation: The purpose of this conference was to examine the transport of agents across membranes, particularly the placenta, and consider how these affect the fetus and the viable infant. The conference report consists of two broad subject areas: the fundamental and the clinical aspects of perinatal pharmacology.

Keywords: Conferences, Fetus, Infants, Pediatrics, Perinatal care, Pharmacology


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