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.