Analysis of Publication Interest on Preterm Birth Over Two Decades
ConclusionA significant increase in research concerning PTB was observed over the last two decades. This increase of publications is in line with the growing global awareness of the need to reduce PTB by clinical research. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - August 2, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Preconception Care: A Technology-Based Model for Delivery in the Primary Care Setting Supported by Public Health
DiscussionThe PCH intervention is the first of its kind in Canada. The intervention is an evidence-based population health approach that may help to improve reproductive, maternal and child health. Further research, evaluation and promotion is needed. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - July 24, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Smoking Cessation and Pregnancy: Timing of Cessation Reduces or Eliminates the Effect on Low Birth Weight
AbstractBackgroundWomen who smoke cigarettes while pregnant are at elevated risk of having low birth weight infants (LBW,  
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - July 13, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Do Children with Special Health Care Needs with Anxiety have Unmet Health Care Needs? An Analysis of a National Survey
ConclusionBetter integration of the care for mental and physical health is needed to ensure CSHCN with anxiety have all of their health care needs met. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - July 10, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Family Socioeconomic Status and Early Life Mortality Risk in the United States
ConclusionsToday ’s children and youth experience clear disparities in mortality risk across several dimensions of parental SES. As the U.S. continues to lag behind other high-income countries in health and mortality, more attention and resources should be devoted to improving children’s health and well-being, i ncluding the family and household contexts in which American children live. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - July 4, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Online Simulated Cases Assess Retention of Virtual Neighborhood Tour Curriculum
Discussion Residents ’ performance in online simulated cases demonstrated retention and application of the virtual tour’s learning objectives, including recognizing SDH, offering appropriate resources, and displaying empathy, which supports the long-term effectiveness of the virtual tour curriculum to train pediatri cians about SDH. Online simulated cases provided a standardized and cost-effective way to measure residents’ skills related to curricular uptake, suggesting that this assessment approach may be adapted to evaluate other educational interventions. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - July 2, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Obstetric Comorbidity and Severe Maternal Morbidity Among Massachusetts Delivery Hospitalizations, 1998 –2013
ConclusionsThe mean OCI score increased during the study period, suggesting that an overall increase in risk factors has occurred in the pregnant population in Massachusetts. Interventions that can make small decreases to the mean OCI score could have a substantial impact on the number of deliveries complicated by severe maternal morbidity. Additionally, all delivery facilities should be prepared for severe complications during low-risk deliveries. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - July 2, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Pilot Study Exploring Migration Experiences and Perinatal Depressive and Anxiety Symptoms in Immigrant Latinas
This study assessed the feasibility and acceptability of the Migration Experiences Survey (MES), a newly-develo ped measure of migration and deportation fears and explored associations between those experiences and mental health in a sample of immigrant Latinas in the perinatal period.MethodsThis cross-sectional study recruited women from community health clinics in Chapel Hill, NC between July 2013 and 2014. Twenty-five immigrant women were enrolled in the study during their third trimester of pregnancy. Women were interviewed in English or Spanish during pregnancy and at 8  weeks postpartum. The Edinburgh Postnatal ...
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - July 1, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Caring for Women After Hypertensive Pregnancies and Beyond: Implementation and Integration of a Postpartum Transition Clinic
AbstractPurpose We developed a postpartum transition clinic to better support women after hypertensive pregnancy.Description Our program goals were (1) early postpartum hypertension medical management, (2) patient and provider education around CVD risk, (3) transition to primary care provider (PCP) and (4) a sustainable clinical model reimbursed by private and public insurances. We focused on women immediately postpartum in this analysis.Assessment Over the course of 5  years, a racially and socioeconomically diverse population of 412 immediately postpartum women received care for one, two or more appointments. Referr...
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - July 1, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Change and Continuity in Low-Income Working Mothers ’ Food Practices for Young Children in Response to Life Events
ConclusionsInstability in work, family, household, and childcare highlight changing contexts for child food practices in daily life. Research and practice should acknowledge the changing nature of the child feeding context and the need for children ’s caregivers to make adjustments in response to changing resources. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - June 28, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Reports of Injury Risks and Reasons for Choice of Sleep Environments for Infants and Toddlers
Conclusions for PracticeMothers appeared to be more concerned about preventing minor risks than suffocation. Understanding reasons for mothers ’ use of barriers/no-barriers is important in tailoring counseling for mothers with infants/toddlers. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - June 27, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Primary Care Women ’s Health Screening: A Case Study of a Community Engaged Human Centered Design Approach to Enhancing the Screening Process
ConclusionOur co-designed women ’s health screening tool is a first step towards addressing screening barriers from both primary care provider’s and community women’s perspectives. Future research will explore the facilitators of and barriers to implementing the tools in different primary care settings. Future work should al so more systematically examine whether and how screening processes may reinforce or contribute to women’s feelings of being stereotyped, and how screening processes can be designed to avoid stereotype threat, which has the potential to reduce the effectiveness of screenings inte...
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - June 27, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

A Novel 4D Ultrasound Parenting Intervention for Substance Using Pregnant Women in Finland: Participation in Obstetric Care, Fetal Drug Exposure, and Perinatal Outcomes in a Randomized Controlled Trial
AbstractObjectivesThe aim of the study was to explore the effect of a new prenatal intervention on participation in obstetric care, fetal drug exposure, and perinatal outcomes among substance using pregnant women in Finland.MethodsThe participants were 90 women referred to a hospital obstetric outpatient clinic due to current or recent substance use. The intervention group (n  = 46) was offered three interactive ultrasounds at 24, 30 and 34 gestational weeks and a pregnancy diary accompanied by three prenatal infant mental health consultations. The intervention elements were designed to enhance parental menta...
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - June 27, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Accidental Infant Suffocation and Strangulation in Bed: Disparities and Opportunities
Conclusions for Practice These descriptive data may generate new hypotheses and targets for interventions for reducing both ASSB mortality and racial inequalities. Analytic epidemiologic studies designed a priori to do so are required to address these hypotheses. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - June 26, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

High Altitude Continues to Reduce Birth Weights in Colorado
AbstractObjectives Colorado ’s relatively high altitudes have been reported to lower birth weight but the most recent studies were conducted 20 years ago. Since then, the accuracy for assigning altitude of residence has been improved with the use of geocoding, and recommendations for pregnancy weight gain have changed. We t herefore sought to determine whether currently, residence at high altitude (≥ 2500 m, 8250 ft) lowers birth weight in Colorado.Methods Birth certificate data for all live births (n  = 670,017) to Colorado residents from 2007 to 2016 were obtained from the Colorado...
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - June 26, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

The Demand and Supply Side Determinants of Access to Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Services in Malawi
Conclusions for practice Women are seeking and utilising MNCH services which they find under-resourced and unwelcoming. Utilising the Levesque et al. (2013) framework, a granular analysis of demand and supply factors has identified the many challenges that remain to achieving equitable access to MNCH services in Malawi. Community members experience lack of availability, acceptability and appropriateness of these essential services. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - June 25, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Effect of the Medicaid Primary Care Rate Increase on Prenatal Care Utilization Among Medicaid-Insured Women
Conclusions for PracticeThe Medicaid “fee bump” improved prenatal care utilization for non-Hispanic Black and White women. Policymakers may consider reinstating higher Medicaid reimbursements to improve access to care for disadvantaged populations. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - June 25, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Universal Early Home Visiting: A Strategy for Reaching All Postpartum Women
Conclusions for Practice Universal early postpartum home visiting is not a substitute for a woman ’s visit with a medical provider; however, it should be viewed not only as an early childhood program but an important strategy for improving the delivery of postpartum care for women. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - June 24, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Stability of Retrospective Pregnancy Intention Reporting Among Women with Unwanted Pregnancies in the United States
AbstractObjectives Retrospective assessment of pregnancy intention may be unreliable as women ’s perceptions of a past conception can change over time. We compared the stability of retrospective pregnancy intention reporting over 5 years among women who sought and either received, or were denied, an abortion.Methods We recruited women from 30 abortion facilities across the United States in 2008 –2010. Participants, some who received abortions and others who were denied care because they presented beyond facilities gestational limits, were followed prospectively for 5 years (n = 827). At ...
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - June 24, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Group Prenatal Care Attendance and Women ’s Characteristics Associated with Low Attendance: Results from Centering and Racial Disparities (CRADLE Study)
Conclusions for PracticeScheduling challenges and preference for non-group settings were the top reasons for low-attendance in GPC. Changes may need to be made to the current GPC model in order to add flexibility to accommodate women ’s schedules and ensure adequate participation.Trial registrationNCT02640638 Date Registered: 12/20/2015. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - June 24, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Fertility, Pregnancy, and Postpartum: A Survey of Practicing Georgia Obstetrician Gynecologists
AbstractPurposeOBGYNs help patients plan families, conceive, and deliver children, however the personal reproductive history and goals, infertility experiences, and birth outcomes of OBGYNs are not well studied.  We aim to characterize female OBGYN reproductive experiences with a particular focus on infertility, reproductive life planning (methods of pregnancy prevention, reasons why pregnancy is/was delayed), birth outcomes (mode of delivery, delivery timing), and the postpartum period (breastfeeding, mat ernity leave, postpartum depression).DescriptionAn anonymous email survey was distributed to female members of Ge...
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - June 24, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Dietary Energy –Density and Adiposity Markers Among a Cohort of Multi-ethnic Children
AbstractBackgroundEvidence suggests that the association between dietary energy density (DED) and body composition in children is different than in adults. The purpose of this study was to measure if DED differed by race/ethnicity and if DED was associated with adiposity markers in children.MethodologyDietary intake and body composition were measured in a multi-ethnic sample of 307 children aged seven to 12 (39% European American, EA; 35% African American, AA; and 26% Hispanic American, HA). Dietary intake was measured by two 24-h recalls, and DED was calculated including and excluding energy-from beverages. Body compositi...
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - June 22, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Effects of a Multi-site Expansion of Group Prenatal Care on Birth Outcomes
Conclusions for Practice CenteringPregnancy group prenatal care is effective across a range of real-world clinical practices for decreasing the risk of preterm birth and low birth weight. This is a feasible approach for other Perinatal Quality Collaboratives to attempt in their ongoing efforts at improving maternal and infant health outcomes. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - June 22, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Exploring Human Resource Managers ’ Decision-Making Process for Workplace Breastfeeding-Support Benefits Following the Passage of the Affordable Care Act
Conclusions for Practice Advocates for improved workplace breastfeeding-support benefits should focus on HRMs ’ perception of employee need. To achieve this, advocates could encourage HRMs to perform objective breastfeeding-support needs assessments and highlight how breastfeeding support benefits all employees (e.g., reduced absenteeism and enhanced productivity of breastfeeding employee). Additionally, framing breastfeeding-support benefits in terms of their impact on recruitment and retention could be effective in improving adoption. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - June 21, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Effect of Infant Iron Deficiency on Children ’s Verbal Abilities: The Roles of Child Affect and Parent Unresponsiveness
AbstractBackgroundInfants who are iron-deficient anemic seek and receive less stimulation from their caregivers, predisposing such children to befunctionally isolated.ObjectivesTo test the sequence whereby iron deficiency in infancy contributes to children ’s disengagement from the environment, which reduces parent stimulation which, in turn, contributes to children’s poor verbal skills.MethodsChilean children (N  = 875, 54% male) were studied, 45% of whom were iron deficient or iron-deficient anemic in infancy. We used structural equation modeling to test the sequence outlined above and to examin...
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - June 21, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Application of the Social Vulnerability Index for Identifying Teen Pregnancy Intervention Need in the United States
AbstractObjectives Originally developed to assess emergency preparedness, evidence suggests the Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) may also be useful to investigate multilevel environmental and social influences on health risk behaviors and outcomes. This ecological study explores the application of the SVI as a predictor of teen pregnancy rates across counties in the United States (U.S.) and identifies areas with greatest need for community-based interventions.Methods County-level SVI and teen birth rate data were obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Regression analysis was conducted to examine asso...
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - June 21, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

How Do Undiagnosed Symptoms of Maternal Psychological Distress During the Postnatal Period Affect Child Developmental Outcomes?
Conclusions for PracticeThis research highlights the lack of effectiveness of existing treatment for maternal psychological distress both to benefit child development and to provide long-term symptom remediation for women. Future research could aim to identify more effective treatments for both women and children. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - June 21, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Assessing Child Health and Health Care in the U.S. Virgin Islands Using the National Survey of Children ’s Health
AbstractObjectivesTo characterize the health and health care experiences of children in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), assess differences by household poverty status, and provide comparisons to the general U.S. child population.MethodsData are from the 2011 –2012 National Survey of Children’s Health, which included 2342 USVI children, aged 0–17 years. Parent-reported measures of health status and health conditions, behavioral characteristics, and health care access and utilization were assessed. Weighted prevalence estimates were calculated and compared by household poverty status using Chi square t...
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - June 21, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Integrating Community Health Worker Roles to Improve Facility Delivery Utilization in Tanzania: Evidence from an Interrupted Time Series Analysis
This study assessed the impact of integrating CHW roles for HIV and maternal health promotion on facility delivery utilization in rural Tanzania.MethodsA 36-month time series data set (2014 –2016) of reported facility deliveries from 68 health facilities in two districts of Tanzania was constructed. Interrupted time series analyses evaluated population-averaged longitudinal trends in facility delivery at intervention and comparison facilities. Analyses were stratified by district, co ntrolling for secular trends, seasonality, and type of facility.ResultsThere was no significant change from baseline in the average num...
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - June 21, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

“The Closer, the Better:” The Role of Telehealth in Increasing Contraceptive Access Among Women in Rural South Carolina
Conclusions for PracticeTelehealth initiatives may address barriers to contraceptive access in rural locations. Findings from this study offer theoretical and practical opportunities to guide telehealth interventions that support and empower women ’s access to contraceptive methods in rural areas. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - June 21, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Exploring Multiple Dimensions of Young Women ’s Fertility Preferences in Malawi
DiscussionEmotions and expectations surrounding pregnancy and childbirth appear to be distinct and salient aspects of fertility preferences in addition to the standard measure. A better understanding of the multidimensional nature of fertility preferences will help individuals define and achieve their reproductive goals and obtain appropriate services. Furthermore, future research should incorporate new measures of fertility preferences into surveys internationally. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - June 21, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Group Well-Child Care and Health Services Utilization: A Bilingual Qualitative Analysis of Parents ’ Perspectives
Conclusions for Practice By considering the self and peer as sources of health-related expertise, GWCC may extend current theoretical models of health services utilization. GWCC provides opportunities to impact health services utilization among families subject to structural vulnerabilities. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - June 20, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Outcomes of Implementing Routine Screening and Referrals for Perinatal Mood Disorders in an Integrated Multi-site Pediatric and Obstetric Setting
ConclusionThis project demonstrated that with planning, systems review and trained staff, PPD screening can be integrated into obstetric and pediatric practices and high screening and referral rates can be achieved. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - June 20, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Google AdWords and Facebook Ads for Recruitment of Pregnant Women into a Prospective Cohort Study With Long-Term Follow-Up
Conclusion Google AdWords did not contribute substantially, but Facebook Ads may complement traditional recruitment methods of pregnant women into prospective cohort studies, despite challenges that may threaten internal validity. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - June 20, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Early Autism Spectrum Disorders in Children Born to Fertile, Subfertile, and ART-Treated Women
ConclusionCompared to children born to Fertile women, children born to ART, ICSI, or IVF, or Subfertile women are not at increased risk of receiving an ASD diagnosis. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - June 20, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

A Qualitative Description of Pregnancy-Related Social Support Experiences of Low-Income Women with Low Birth Weight Infants in the Midwestern United States
Conclusion for Practice Women from low socioeconomic backgrounds face various challenges that could adversely affect birth outcomes. Social support may minimize the impact of adverse life situations. Providing adequate social support requires addressing the multiple dimensions of social support and strengthening the existing support system. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - June 20, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Family Separation and Maternal Self-rated Health: Evidence from a Prospective Cohort of Marginalized Mothers in a Canadian Setting
Conclusion for PracticeChild removal was negatively associated with sex workers ’ health that was worsened when family separation spanned two generations. Findings underscore need to develop sex worker and Indigenous-led family support services, along with tailored interventions to address health needs of those separated from their children. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - June 20, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Associations Between Maternal Experiences of Discrimination and Biomarkers of Toxic Stress in School-Aged Children
ConclusionsVicarious racism, or indirect exposure to discrimination experienced by caregivers, is associated with poor health outcomes for children. Immune pathways may be a biological mechanism through which racial discrimination “gets under the skin,” but additional research is needed to fully understand these relationships. Uncovering the physiological mechanisms linking vicarious racism with child health is an important step towards understanding possible early roots of racial and ethnic health inequities. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - June 20, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

“Baby Wants Tacos”: Analysis of Health-Related Facebook Posts from Young Pregnant Women
Conclusions  for practice Facebook posts revealed that young women often frame their thoughts and feelings regarding weight gain in pregnancy in the context of food cravings and body image and that friends and family are important influencers to these behaviors. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - June 20, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

On the Stability of Reported Pregnancy Intentions from Pregnancy to 1  Year Postnatally: Impact of Choice of Measure, Timing of Assessment, Women’s Characteristics and Outcome of Pregnancy
AbstractObjectivesRetrospective, cross-sectional estimates of pregnancy intention, as used in the Demographic Health Survey (DHS), are the global norm. The London Measure of Unplanned Pregnancy (LMUP) is a newer, psychometrically validated measure  which may be more reliable. This paper assesses the reliability of the LMUP and the DHS question over the first postnatal year and explores the effects of maternal characteristics or pregnancy outcome on reported pregnancy intention.MethodsWe compared the test –retest reliability of the LMUP (using the AC coefficient) and DHS question (using the weighted Kappa) over t...
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - June 19, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Key Population Health Outcomes for Children with Medical Complexity: A Systematic Review
ConclusionsKey health domains for CMC exist. Adaptations of existing sets of metrics and additional tools are needed to fully represent and measure population health for CMC. This approach may guide policies and programs to improve care for CMC. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - June 19, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Acceptability of Interventions to Improve Engagement in HIV Care Among Pregnant and Postpartum Women at Two Urban Clinics in South Africa
DiscussionThese findings provide insight into the preferences and concerns of potential users of interventions to improve engagement in HIV care for pregnant women, and support the development of tools that specifically target this high-risk group. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - June 19, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Breastfeeding Support Offered at Delivery is Associated with Higher Prevalence of Exclusive Breastfeeding at 6 Weeks Postpartum Among HIV Exposed Infants: A Cross-Sectional Analysis
Conclusion for Practice Receipt of breastfeeding support/counseling from a healthcare provider after delivery among HIV-infected mothers in care at 6-weeks postpartum in Kinshasa almost quadrupled the odds of EBF. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - June 18, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Association Between Motor Skills and Musculoskeletal Physical Fitness Among Preschoolers
ConclusionMotor skill level in this national preschool sample was associated with musculoskeletal endurance. Thus, future interventions should aim to develop and refine motor skills among preschoolers. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - June 18, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Impact of Medical Students on Patient Satisfaction of Pregnant Women in Labor and Delivery Triage
Conclusions for PracticeGiven the lack of a negative impact of medical student involvement on patient satisfaction, medical students should continue to be active members of the healthcare team, including in specialties such as obstetrics and locations such as Labor and Delivery triage with highly sensitive and time-dependent evaluations. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - June 18, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Neighborhood Gun Violence and Birth Outcomes in Chicago
AbstractObjectivesTo examine the association between gun violence and birth outcomes among women in Chicago.MethodsUsing a 5-year set of birth files (2011 –2015) merged with census and police data, birth outcomes including low birth weight (LBW, BW
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - June 18, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Zika Testing Behaviors and Risk Perceptions Among Pregnant Women in Miami-Dade County, One Year After Local Transmission
Conclusions for PracticeHealth interventions that focus on increasing ZIKV knowledge should also place greater emphasis on risk communication when targeting the pregnant population. Having a higher risk perception may be more predictive of testing behaviors than having a lack of barriers or a high level of ZIKV-related knowledge. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - June 17, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Neighborhood Context and the Risk for Developmental Disabilities in Early Childhood
AbstractThe effects of place on human health and development have been extensively studied in recent years in the adult and adolescent populations, but minimal research has addressed neighborhood effects in early childhood. This analysis of the National Survey of Children ’s Health 2011/2012 cross-sectional survey examined relationships between risk for developmental disability in early childhood and neighborhood characteristics in a nationally-representative sample of children ages 0–5 years. Parents reported on their child’s development using a well-validate d parent report screening tool for devel...
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - June 17, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Physical Violence During Pregnancy in France: Frequency and Impact on the Health of Expectant Mothers and New-Borns
AbstractObjectives Even during pregnancy women may suffer from violence. We estimated the prevalence of physical abuse during pregnancy, we analyzed the main risk factors and described the relationship between physical violence, psychological wellbeing and pregnancy outcome.Methods We used a national representative sample of births, in all public and private maternity units, in 2016 in France. Women were interviewed after delivery, on their living conditions and occurrence of physical violence at least once during pregnancy. The study of risk factors and pregnancy outcome was done with multivariable logistic regressions.Re...
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - June 15, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Sex Composition of Children and Spousal Sexual Violence in Sub-Saharan Africa
Conclusions for Practice A higher risk of sexual violence for women without sons suggests that son preference may have implications on women ’s health and wellbeing. Efforts to further understand and address increased risk of sexual violence for women without sons should consider son preference and intra-couple conflict concerning fertility intentions. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - June 15, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: research