Imperial College London - Begin Before Birth

8th June 2017, 10:00am until 4:05pm

In the latest of this series of meetings, ICL have an exciting schedule of new presentations. The programme will be of interest to all those who care for women in the perinatal period including health visitors, midwives, obstetricians, psychologists , psychiatrists and GPs and paediatricians, as well as researchers and commissioners.

There is good evidence that the development of the fetus in the womb, and of the child in the first few years, can affect health for the rest of life. Internationally-renowned experts will discuss new evidence concerning the effects of perinatal mental health and obesity during pregnancy on the neurodevelopment and behaviour of the child. There will be presentations about the effectiveness of early interventions, a new programme for couples experiencing domestic violence, and the potential benefits of music. The afternoon session will include a talk about postnatal psychosis and the role of obstetricians by Professor Lesley Regan, current President of The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.