Abstract: Pregnancy outcomes for Indigenous mothers and babies have improved, but marked disparities remain between Indigenous and non-Indigenous women. Many contributors to these disparities such as smoking, alcohol use, poor nutrition, infection, teenage pregnancy and stress are preventable or modifiable particularly if addressed prior to pregnancy. It is suggested that we expand our reproductive health research, education and care to a life course approach beginning in early adolescence.
|Pages (from-to)||475 - 478|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|