Cognitive Load during Postpartum Discharge

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Project Overview

Georgia has the second highest maternal mortality rate in the U.S., with the postpartum period as the time of highest risk when often unpredictable life-threatening complications can occur. Mothers usually receive information on the warning signs of postpartum complications right after childbirth during the hospital discharge process. The team will measure women’s state of mind associated with stress, arousal and high mental effort during this time to understand how these factors may contribute to the women’s comprehension and long-term retention of this critical postpartum knowledge.

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