iROC Lecture

Googling Your Way through Pregnancy

April 17, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
MSMC Library, Dominican Center Room 218

On Thursday, April 17, Yasmine Konheim-Kalkstein, Division of Social Sciences, and MSMC student, Rosemarie Whyte, will present Googling Your Way through Pregnancy: Examining Internet Use for Medical Decision Making.

Most pregnant women turn to the Internet for information when pregnant, In fact, 83% of women used the Internet to influence their pregnancy decision making. Why are women turning to the Internet? What information or support are they seeking? Yasmine and Rosemarie will review the general research on this topic. One population of women in need of support are those grappling with whether to try a vaginal birth after having had a previous cesarean (VBAC). The speakers’ own analyses from discussion forum posts from this population will be presented.

Yasmine Kalkstein, PhD is Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Division of Social Sciences at the Mount. Rosemarie Whyte is a sophomore honors Psychology major studying at MSMC. They have collaborated on this research over the past year, including participation in SURE, the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience. Their presentation will take place on Thursday, April 17 at 4 pm in the MSMC Library, Dominican Center Room 218.

This seminar is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Please join us.

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