This session will describe how pregnant incarcerated women should be considered as high risk obstetrical individuals regarding their prenatal care. This view should be universal regardless of the woman’s age and overall medical health and wellness. The unique hurdles of being incarcerated including isolation from family and friends, inability for full mobility, stigma of being in prison, lack of privacy, and sociopsychological concerns add risk to the mother and her fetus. The NJ Commission for Women’s Reentry Health Committee is creating templates to uniformly address these prenatal needs.
Review the unique needs of pregnant incarcerated women
Describe the reasons that pregnancy while in prison should be considered high risk
Explore steps to take to enhance prenatal care
Juana Hutchinson-Colas MD, MBA, Rutgers University
Adi Katz MD, Northwell