Postpartum Weight Retention in Primiparous Women and Weight Outcomes in Their Offspring
IntroductionTo explore the effect of prepregnancy body mass index (BMI) and gestational weight gain on postpartum weight retention in nulliparous women and weight ‐for‐length percentiles of offspring to 2 years following birth.MethodsA retrospective secondary analysis of a large, prospective longitudinal study of women conducted during pregnancy and after their first birth was completed to examine outcomes associated with postpartum weight retention. A chart review of the offspring of these women was completed to explore the relationship between maternal prepregnancy BMI and gestational weight gain on offspring weight ...
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - July 12, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Kelly Gallagher, Jody Ralph, Thomas Petros, Clifford Qualls, Lawrence Leeman, Rebecca G. Rogers Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Breastfeeding in Women on Opioid Maintenance Therapy: A Review of Policy and Practice
DiscussionPractice lags behind policy in terms of supporting breastfeeding in women receiving opioid maintenance therapy. There is a need for more research that includes African American and rural women on opioid maintenance therapy, as well as quantitative research that uses findings from qualitative research to identify the best possible interventions for improving breastfeeding outcomes for women on opioid maintenance therapy and their newborns. One significant need is for health care provider education regarding these policies as well as best practices for providing breastfeeding education and support to this populatio...
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - July 11, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Rebecca R. S. Clark Tags: Review Source Type: research

Ethics and Professionalism: The Whole Is More Than the Sum of Its Parts
Journal of Midwifery&Women's Health, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - July 11, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Michele Megregian Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Educating Student Nurses Is a Wise Investment for Midwives
Journal of Midwifery&Women's Health, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - July 9, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Barbara S. McAlister Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Demand for Lactation Leads to Flowing Supply of Success: Support Requested from States to Improve Breastfeeding Practices
Journal of Midwifery&Women's Health, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - July 9, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Amir Alakaam Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Pharmacologic Management of Common Ailments in Women Who Are Breastfeeding
This article provides an overview of essential principles for prescribing medications for women who are lactating. Recommendations for the management of common illnesses seen in the outpatient setting are suggested and resources that can help guide therapeutic decision making are offered. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - July 9, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Armel A. Dogruluk Tags: Review Source Type: research

Innovations in Midwifery Education: The Academic Medical Center Model
This article describes an existing but underutilized model for CNM/CM education programs, based in an academic medical center with an existing academic af filiation. Advantages include a federal funding source through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, lower tuition costs than most current programs, and expanded job satisfaction for CNMs/CMs in clinical practice. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - July 2, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Susan A. Krause, Susan A. DeJoy, Heather Z. Sankey Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research

The ARRIVE Trial: Interpretation from an Epidemiologic Perspective
AbstractThe findings of the ARRIVE trial (A Randomized Trial of Induction Versus Expectant Management) were recently published. This multisite randomized trial was designed to provide evidence regarding whether labor induction or expectant management is associated with increased adverse perinatal outcomes and risk of cesarean birth among healthy nulliparous women at term. The trial reported that the primary outcome, a composite of adverse neonatal outcomes, was not significantly different between the 2 groups; the principal secondary outcome, cesarean birth, was significantly more common among women whose pregnancy was exp...
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - July 2, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Suzan L. Carmichael, Jonathan M. Snowden Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research

Care of Pregnant Women: Experience from a Maternity ‐Specific Ebola Isolation Unit in Sierra Leone
DiscussionThe authors ’ experience at Princess Christian Maternity Hospital provides a model of screening, isolation, and care specifically for maternity patients, and directly addresses infection risk and mortality. The recommendations we provide can be used in future outbreaks. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - June 26, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Diana Leigh Garde, Rebecca J. Kahn, Annelies W. Mesman, Alimamy Philip Koroma, Regan H. Marsh Tags: Quality Improvement Report Source Type: research

Measurement of Maternal Mindful Awareness of Fetal Movement
DiscussionThere was moderate internal consistency in the items measuring mindful awareness of fetal movement. Findings suggest relationships between mindful awareness of fetal movement and state mindfulness, maternal ‐fetal attachment, and prenatal anxiety. More research is needed to further develop items for a mindful awareness of fetal movement scale suitable for research and clinical practice. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - June 24, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Ira Kantrowitz ‐Gordon, Emma Cunningham, Nicole Reynolds Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Creating Guardians of Physiologic Birth: The Development of an Educational Initiative for Student Midwives in the Netherlands
AbstractWomen want positive birth experiences with high quality maternity care that is neither too much, too soon, nor too little, too late. Research confirms the effectiveness of midwifery care, and the midwifery approach to birth as physiologic may counter the upward trend of the unnecessary medicalization of birth. The role of guardian of physiologic birth is seen as central to midwifery practice; however, medical hegemony has led to the subordination of midwives, which inhibits them in fulfilling the role as guardian of physiologic birth. Learning to become powerful advocates of physiologic birth creates midwives able ...
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - June 24, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Suzanne M. Thompson, Marianne J. Nieuwenhuijze, Lisa Kane Low, Raymond Vries Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research

Current Resources for Evidence ‐Based Practice, July/August 2019
Journal of Midwifery&Women's Health, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - June 21, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Mary K. Barger Tags: Evidence ‐Based Practice Source Type: research

Implementing CenteringPregnancy Group Prenatal Care for Minority Women Living with HIV at an Urban University Hospital
DiscussionWomen with HIV can often feel stigmatized and isolated. Group prenatal care can foster patient engagement, self ‐management, and social support to improve adherence to antiretroviral and other health regimens that promote healthy outcomes for both woman and newborn. Although results of this pilot study were not statistically significant, they show that CenteringPregnancy‐HIV group prenatal care may be an option for women with HIV, but the benefits need further exploration in larger studies. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - June 20, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: JoNell E. Potter, Lunthita M. Duthely, Nelly Diaz ‐Mendez, Lindsay Smith, Barbara J. Messick, Maria Echenique, Johnny Galli, Salih Yasin, Olga Villar‐Loubet Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Immediate Postpartum Contraception: Intrauterine Device Insertion
AbstractInsertion of an intrauterine device (IUD) in the immediate postpartum period is a safe, evidence ‐based form of contraception appropriate for most women. Despite the higher risk of expulsion as compared with interval insertion, the benefits of insertion in the immediate postpartum period are significant and include improved rates of contraception continuance and reduced instances of short int erval birth. Through shared decision making, midwives and other clinicians can assist women in clarifying their reproductive goals and understanding of contraceptive options, including this method. In response to identified ...
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - June 17, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Melicia Escobar, Stacey Shearin Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research

How to Run for Political Office: A Primer for Midwives and Other Nontraditional Candidates
AbstractService in public office is a laudatory civic activity, and nontraditional candidates such as midwives have much to offer in this role. Newcomers to the political process benefit from basic information about how to run a campaign, raise money, utilize effective messaging, deal with political attacks, and seek endorsements and other campaign support. Midwives encounter ethical and legal implications specific to their position of trust as health care providers. In order to demystify the campaign process for novices, this practical guide to the basics of running for local office has been extrapolated from the experien...
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - June 17, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Cheri Hoover Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research

Women and Midwives in Politics
Journal of Midwifery&Women's Health, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - June 17, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Cheri Hoover Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Associations Among Intrapartum Interventions and Cesarean Birth in Low ‐Risk Nulliparous Women with Spontaneous Onset of Labor
DiscussionFindings show that the combined use of amniotomy, epidural analgesia, and oxytocin augmentation is positively associated with cesarean birth. Additional research is needed to examine the timing and sequence of interventions as well as whether a causal relationship exists between combinations of interventions and cesarean birth in low ‐risk nulliparous women. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - June 17, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Stacey E. Iobst, Debra Bingham, Carla L. Storr, Shijun Zhu, Meg Johantgen Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Ambivalence Toward Pregnancy as an Indicator for Contraceptive Nonuse: A Systematic Review and Meta ‐Analysis
IntroductionThis systematic review and meta ‐analysis examines the association between contraceptive nonuse and ambivalence toward pregnancy.MethodsFollowing an a priori protocol, 4 databases were searched, and results were reported using the Meta ‐Analysis of Observational Studies in Epidemiology guidelines. Studies were appraised for quality using the Appraisal Tool for Cross‐Sectional Studies, and those reporting results as frequencies or odds ratio (OR) were included in random effects meta‐analytic models.ResultsOf 209 identified studies, 6 met criteria for systematic review and meta ‐analysis. Pooled data fr...
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - June 13, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Allison LaCross, Arlene Smaldone, Jessica Angelson Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Midwifery Role in the Provision of Immediate Postpartum Long ‐Acting Reversible Contraception: Ensuring Reproductive Justice
Journal of Midwifery&Women's Health, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - June 12, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Melicia Escobar Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Women's Contraceptive Perceptions, Beliefs, and Attitudes: An Integrative Review of Qualitative Research
DiscussionUsing a feminist poststructuralist framework to examine women's contraceptive perceptions illuminates and magnifies the many ways in which contraceptive beliefs and use are dependent on gender roles and power dynamics. Gaps in knowledge specific to older women and exploration of women's subjectivity should be addressed. Clinicians should evaluate the power structures inherent to their practice while providing woman ‐focused, evidence‐based contraceptive education. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - May 28, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Amy Alspaugh, Julie Barroso, Melody Reibel, Shannon Phillips Tags: Review Source Type: research

Issue Information
Journal of Midwifery&Women's Health, Volume 64, Issue 3, Page 253-257, May/June 2019. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Midwifery Tags: Issue Information Source Type: research

Defining and Redefining Midwifery Practice
Journal of Midwifery&Women's Health, Volume 64, Issue 3, Page 259-260, May/June 2019. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Julia C. Phillippi, Tekoa L. King Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Current Resources for Evidence ‐Based Practice, January/February 2019
Journal of Midwifery&Women's Health, Volume 64, Issue 3, Page 352-352, May/June 2019. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Deborah Armbruster Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

In Reply
Journal of Midwifery&Women's Health, Volume 64, Issue 3, Page 352-352, May/June 2019. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Mary Barger Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Primary Care (2019/039)
Journal of Midwifery&Women's Health, Volume 64, Issue 3, Page 357-358, May/June 2019. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Midwifery Tags: Continuing Education Form Source Type: research

Person ‐Centered Primary Care and Type 2 Diabetes: Beyond Blood Glucose Control
This article reviews the current literature with regard to the initial evaluation of individuals who are diagnosed with diabetes, and what is entailed in comprehensive continuing management of care. A person ‐centered interprofessional approach to care of the person with diabetes is presented. Recommendations are given that address dietary habits, activities of daily living, medication regimens, and potential alternative therapies. Social constructs related to effective care of individuals with diabet es also are addressed. Knowledge of current research that has identified effective care practices for individuals with di...
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - May 8, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Kimberly K. Trout, William F. McCool, Carol J. Homko Tags: Review Source Type: research

Updates from the Literature, May/June 2019
Journal of Midwifery&Women's Health, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - May 3, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Mary Ann Faucher Tags: Updates From the Literature Source Type: research

Exploring Women's Experiences in Accessing, Understanding, Appraising, and Applying Health Information During Pregnancy
This study explored pregnant women's experiences in accessing, understanding, evaluating, communicating, and using health information and services during pregnancy.MethodsPregnant participants (aged 18 ‐45 years) were recruited from an obstetrics and gynecology department of a large urban training hospital. Focus groups were facilitated by a moderator's guide developed from health literacy domains (access, understand, evaluate, and communicate and use), audio recorded, transcribed, and uploaded into ATLAS.ti. Constant comparative and thematic analysis were employed.ResultsParticipants (N = 17) were predominantly Hispanic...
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - May 3, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Cheryl A. Vamos, Laura Merrell, Linda Detman, Judette Louis, Ellen Daley Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

The Cost ‐Effectiveness of Professional Doula Care for a Woman's First Two Births: A Decision Analysis Model
This study evaluated the potential cost‐effectiveness of professional doula support during a woman's first birth in a theoretical population of US women, with all women having a second birth without doula care.MethodsA cost ‐effectiveness model was designed to compare outcomes in women with a professional doula versus no doula labor support. A theoretical cohort of 1.6 million women, the approximate number of annual low‐risk, nulliparous, term, singleton births in the United States, was used. Outcomes included mode of birth, maternal death, uterine rupture, cesarean hysterectomy, costs, and quality‐adjusted life ye...
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - April 29, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Karen S. Greiner, Alyssa R. Hersh, Sally R. Hersh, Jesse M. Remer, Alexandra C. Gallagher, Aaron B. Caughey, Ellen L. Tilden Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Current Resources for Evidence ‐Based Practice, May/June, 2019
Journal of Midwifery&Women's Health, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - April 29, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Mary K. Barger Tags: Evidence ‐Based Practice Source Type: research

Integrating Oral Health Curricula into Midwifery Graduate Programs: Results of a US Survey
DiscussionWith adequate oral health education, midwives are ideally positioned to integrate oral health in pregnancy care as well as well woman care throughout the life span, thereby expanding access to oral health care. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - April 29, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Judith Haber, Maria C. Dolce, Erin Hartnett, Judith A. Savageau, Susan Altman, Julia Lange ‐Kessler, Hugh Silk Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Midwives as Primary Care Providers: Complex Considerations
Journal of Midwifery&Women's Health, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - April 29, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Miriam E. Levi Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

National Partnership for Maternal Safety Consensus Bundles
Journal of Midwifery&Women's Health, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - April 25, 2019 Category: Midwifery Tags: Erratum Source Type: research

Contraception Care for Transmasculine Individuals on Testosterone Therapy
This article reviews the use of contraception for individuals who are on testosterone ge nder‐affirming hormone therapy. Each contraceptive method is individually considered for the risks and benefits that are unique to this population. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Danielle Boudreau, Ronica Mukerjee Tags: Review Source Type: research

The Significance of Vitamin D Status in Breast Cancer: A State of the Science Review
AbstractThe potential role of vitamin D in the development of breast cancer has been the subject of considerable interest. Laboratory and genetic studies demonstrate promising anticarcinogenic effects of vitamin D. However, inconsistencies persist in results of human studies that have assessed vitamin D supplementation for the prevention of primary and secondary cancers. Despite these discrepancies, screening for vitamin D deficiency and vitamin D supplementation have increased dramatically in the past decade. No official institutional guidelines recommend vitamin D supplementation for cancer prevention, and yet these newl...
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Mary McNamara, Kelly D. Rosenberger Tags: Review Source Type: research

Who Gives Birth in the Water? A Retrospective Cohort Study of Intended versus Completed Waterbirths
This study examines a cohort of women intending a hospital ‐based waterbirth and documents the timing and reasons for tub exit. Demographic, clinical, and intrapartum care provider characteristics among women completing waterbirth were compared with those who exited the water prior to birth.MethodsThis is a collaborative, multisite study from 2 health systems (8 hospitals) using retrospective electronic health records from August 2014 through December 2017.ResultsOf 576 women who entered the waterbirth tub, 48% exited prior to the birth. The primary reasons for exit were maternal choice (50%), medical indication (32%), a...
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - April 10, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Abbey C. Sidebottom, Marc Vacquier, Kathrine Simon, Patricia Fontaine, Dawn Dahlgren ‐Roemmich, Barbara Hyer, Jody Jackson, Shannon Steinbring, Whitney Wunderlich, Lisa Saul Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Midwifery Care for Transfeminine Individuals
This article focuses on the provision of gender ‐affirming care and preventive care for transfeminine individuals—those assigned male at birth who identify as female or on the feminine spectrum. To meet the learning needs of health care providers less familiar with gender‐affirming care, this article begins with an overview of gender identi ty concepts. Initiation and management of feminizing gender‐affirming hormone therapy is then covered in detail, including common gender‐affirming medications and their adverse effects, diagnostic criteria, psychosocial evaluation, initial physical examination and laborato...
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - April 8, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Simon Adriane Ellis, Lily Dalke Tags: Review Source Type: research

Issue Information
Journal of Midwifery&Women's Health, Volume 64, Issue 2, Page 139-143, March/April 2019. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Midwifery Tags: Issue Information Source Type: research

Demystifying the Journal Submission, Peer Review, and Publication Process
Journal of Midwifery&Women's Health, Volume 64, Issue 2, Page 145-148, March/April 2019. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Frances E. Likis, Brittany Swett Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Women and Tattoos: Fashion, Meaning, and Implications for Health 2018/095
Journal of Midwifery&Women's Health, Volume 64, Issue 2, Page 247-248, March/April 2019. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Midwifery Tags: Continuing Education Form Source Type: research

Cholelithiasis: Presentation and Management
AbstractCholelithiasis affects approximately 15% of the US population. Rising trends in obesity and metabolic syndrome have contributed to an increase in diagnosis of cholelithiasis. There are several risk factors for cholelithiasis, both modifiable and nonmodifiable. Women are more likely to experience cholelithiasis than are men. Pregnancy, increasing parity, and obesity during pregnancy further increase the risk that a woman will develop cholelithiasis. The classic presentation of persons experiencing cholelithiasis, specifically when gallstones obstruct the common bile duct, is right upper quadrant pain of the abdomen ...
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - March 25, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Amber Littlefield, Christy Lenahan Tags: Review Source Type: research

Traumatic Experiences and the Midwifery Profession: A Cross ‐Sectional Study Among Dutch Midwives
This study investigated the prevalence of work‐related traumatic events, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression among Dutch midwives. Additionally, differences between midwives working i n primary care (independently assisting births at home and in birthing centers) and midwives working in secondary or tertiary care (hospital setting) were examined. Finally, this study investigated the support midwives would like to receive after experiencing a work‐related adverse event.MethodsA descriptive, cross ‐sectional online survey of Dutch midwives was conducted. The respondents completed a questionnai...
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Tessa Kerkman, Lea M. Dijksman, Melanie A.M. Baas, Ruth Evers, Maria G. Pampus, Claire A.I. Stramrood Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Client ‐Centered Mobile Health Care Applications: Using the Mobile Application Rating Scale Instrument for Evidence‐Based Evaluation
This article reviews the MARS instrument and utilization of the instrument by clinicians and summarizes several primary care and wellness apps that have been evaluated using this tool. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - March 18, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Melissa A. Stec, Megan W. Arbour, Heather Findletar Hines Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research

Ingestion of Steamed and Dehydrated Placenta Capsules Does Not Affect Postpartum Plasma Prolactin Levels or Neonatal Weight Gain: Results from a Randomized, Double ‐Bind, Placebo‐Controlled Pilot Study
IntroductionClinical studies conducted in the early to mid ‐twentieth century, and recent self‐reports by some maternal placentophagy practitioners, suggest that human maternal placentophagy improves breast milk quality and quantity, although little research has evaluated this claim. Some placentophagy providers and advocates suggest that increased prol actin levels after placenta ingestion could account for the purported lactation benefits. The current study was conducted to evaluate these claims by comparing plasma prolactin levels of women consuming steamed, dehydrated, and encapsulated placenta with those of women ...
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - March 18, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Sharon M. Young, Laura K. Gryder, Chad L. Cross, David Zava, Wendy Norris, Daniel C. Benyshek Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Clinical Update on Osteoporosis
AbstractOsteoporosis is described as a silent disease prior to fracture, and the sequelae of an osteoporotic fracture can be devastating. Primary care providers should routinely assess and remediate bone health during wellness visits for women aged at least 50 years. Assessment includes review of a variety of risk factors, bone density testing, and an online fracture risk assessment tool calculation. Diagnosis is based on bone density score and clinical risk factors. Evidence ‐based nonpharmacologic therapies are important adjuncts of care, and pharmacologic intervention may also be recommended. A variety of pharmacologi...
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Angelina Anthamatten, Abby Parish Tags: Review Source Type: research

Vitamin D
Journal of Midwifery&Women's Health, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Midwifery Tags: Share with Women Source Type: research

Evaluation of Pulse Oximetry Screening Rates Among the Midwife ‐Attended Out‐of‐Hospital Birth Community in Michigan
DiscussionOur findings indicate that CCHD screening rates are low among midwife ‐attended out‐of‐hospital birth community. Screening rates were higher among midwives who received a pulse oximeter from MDHHS, but fewer than half of the attended births had a reported pulse oximetry screening. Further discussions with the midwife‐attended out‐of‐hospital birth communit y to better understand screening barriers may be beneficial. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Evan Withrow, Chris Fussman, Kristen Thompson, Mary Kleyn Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Group Prenatal Care for Women Receiving Medication ‐Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy: An Interprofessional Approach
We describe a novel group prenatal care program colocated in an opioid treatment program that integrates prenatal care, substance use disorder counseling, and medication‐assisted treatment. Our interprofessional model draws on the unique contributions of phy sicians, midwives, nurses, and mental health professionals to address the complex needs of pregnant women with opioid use disorder. Participants reported increased trust and engagement with health care providers and peers, improved prenatal care and birth experience, and increased resilience for rel apse prevention. Group prenatal care is an accepted and promising mo...
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Mary Beth Sutter, Hannah Watson, Ariele Bauers, Kate Johnson, Mandy Hatley, Nicole Yonke, Lawrence Leeman Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research

Updates from the Literature, March/April 2019
Journal of Midwifery&Women's Health, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - March 12, 2019 Category: Midwifery Authors: Sharon Bond Tags: Updates From the Literature Source Type: research

The Common Cold
Journal of Midwifery&Women's Health, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health)
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - March 4, 2019 Category: Midwifery Tags: Share with Women Source Type: research