Should Pregnant Women Work at Night?

Posted by on November 1, 2017

This is the title of the research project Ph.D. student Paula Hammer from Dept. of Occupational and Environmental Medicine from Bispebjerg Hospital will give a presentation on Thursday, November 9, 2017, where we are hosting our monthly ReproUnion Research Seminar. This is a national register-based follow-up study of pregnant women’s health.

In the first part of this project Paula Hammer investigated the association of hypertensive disorders with work at night during pregnancy expressed by;

1) Number of night shifts

2) Duration of night shifts

3) Number of consecutive night shifts

4) Number of quick returns among all Danish public hospital employees.

This is the first study on this subject with objective and detailed exposure assessment. Paula and her research team hope that their results will provide a base for updating The Danish Working Environment Authority’s (Arbejdstilsynet) guidelines on working schedules during pregnancy, benefiting pregnant workers, employers and health professionals. 

Click here to register for the seminar and hear Paula Hammer’s research project

Please see the program for the entire seminar here.

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