EM1508E "Postpartum Period: An Opportunity to Improve Maternal Metabolic Health" (IM GR-082815)

The purpose of this Grand Rounds presentation is to familiarize the audience with the endocrine changes characteristic of lactation. Milk production results from collaboration among multiple systems. Maternal adaptations during lactation and post-lactation recovery may influence long- term maternal metabolic health.

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Target Audience

 UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, commnity physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Awareness of the endocrine contribution to the communication among the multiple systems that make lactation possible.
  • Identify short-term and long-term alterations in glucose regulation and bone health during lactation and post-lactation recovery.
  • Recognize that postpartum weight loss is not an obligatory trait of lactation.
Course summary
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  • 1.00 AMA
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Photo: Maria Ramos-Roman, MDMaria Ramos-Roman, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Endocrinology

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA


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