Prenatal Stress and Early Childhood Body Mass Index: A Path Analysis Approach
Conclusions for PracticeThese findings contribute to the understanding of the intergenerational transmission of stress with respect to early childhood obesity. Reducing early stress exposure and/or addressing mediating and moderating factors linking stress experience with obesity development may prove to be more effective than attempting to alter health behaviors and trajectories in adulthood. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - January 27, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Postpartum Depressive Symptoms during the Beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Examination of Population Birth Data from Central New Jersey
ConclusionThese findings suggest that researchers and practitioners should pay special attention to signs of postpartum depression and women ’s adaptive coping responses in the early stages of pandemics. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - January 25, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

The Association of Moms2B, a Community-Based Interdisciplinary Intervention Program, and Pregnancy and Infant Outcomes among Women Residing in Neighborhoods with a High Rate of Infant Mortality
Conclusions for PracticeOur findings suggest that participation in the Moms2B program improves pregnancy and infant outcomes. The program offers an innovative group model of pregnancy and parenting support for women, especially in non-Hispanic Black women with high-risk pregnancies. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - January 20, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Ready and Healthy for Kindergarten: A Bilingual Family Literacy Program in Primary Care
ConclusionWe developed and implemented an innovative bilingual FLP in an FQHC that was well-attended and acceptable to families. The FLP has the potential to be replicated in other primary care sites and our findings lay the groundwork for future studies on how to best leverage healthcare settings to promote equity in school readiness. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - January 15, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Needs Assessment to Inform and Improve Educational Practices Surrounding Omega-3 Consumption during Pregnancy
Conclusions for PracticeAlthough the majority of respondents had fair-moderate n-3 LCPUFA knowledge, attitudes and prescribing/recommending, our results highlight an opportunity for additional research and educational outreach targeting improved n-3 LCPUFA knowledge and practices. Specific areas of educational interest included associated health outcomes, dosing and safe consumption guidelines. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - January 12, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

In Appreciation of the Maternal and Child Health Journal ’s Peer Reviewers, 2020
(Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - January 11, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Psychopathology Symptoms are Associated with Prenatal Health Practices in Pregnant Women with Heavy Smoking Levels
Conclusions  for PracticeMaternal antisocial behaviors and depressive symptoms during pregnancy may be markers for poorer adherence to recommendations for folate supplementation among women who smoke 6 or more cigarettes daily during pregnancy, independent of adequacy of prenatal care. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - January 8, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Association Between Maternal Working Status and Unintentional Injuries Among 3 to 4-Month-Old Infants in Japan
ConclusionBoth multivariable logistic analysis and propensity score matching analysis revealed that maternal paid employment status was associated with unintentional injuries among Japanese infants. To prevent infant injuries, comprehensive support for working families should be considered. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - January 7, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Setting the Agenda for Reproductive and Maternal Health in the Era of COVID-19: Lessons from a Cruel and Radical Teacher
ConclusionCOVID-19 is a loud wake up call for renewed action by MCH epidemiologists, policy-makers, and advocates. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - January 7, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Response to “An Overlooked and more Complicated Association of Social Support with Infant Birth Size”
We present a response that incorporates theory and data to bolster our claims. We conclude the letter with a statement to readers on what we believe to be an appropriate interpretation of our study findings given the theoretical framework from which the work was based, and our empirical findings. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - January 7, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Black Women ’s Perspectives on Structural Racism across the Reproductive Lifespan: A Conceptual Framework for Measurement Development
Conclusions for PracticeFindings from this study suggest that there is an interplay among structural racism, and social and structural determinants of health which has negative impacts on Black women ’s sexual and reproductive health. Furthermore, findings from this study can be used to develop more comprehensive medical assessments and policies to address structural racism experienced by Black women across the reproductive lifespan. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - January 4, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Testing a Tailored Social-Ecological Model for Autism Spectrum Disorders
Conclusions for PracticePatterns of ASD diagnosis are related to individual and family characteristics. There is some evidence that a child ’s environment has some relationship to reported ASD diagnosis. Professionals should be aware of an individual’s environmental factors or context when assessing for ASD. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - January 4, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Risk Factors for Postpartum Depression Among Latinas
ConclusionsPrenatal depression, IPV, social support (general and from partner/father), economic stress and education are risk factors that should be screened for when working with perinatal Latinas. Future directions for clinical practice and research are discussed. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - January 4, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Group B Streptococcus Screening Guidelines in Pregnancy: A Critical Review of Compliance
ConclusionAdhering to Group B Streptococcus screening guidelines to prevent neonatal infection is crucial. Various factors influence compliance rates such as financial aspects and high proportions of caesarean sections. The implementation of strategies and different forms of education can result in improved compliance rates. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - January 4, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

A Preparedness Model for Mother –Baby Linked Longitudinal Surveillance for Emerging Threats
The objective of this report is to describe an expanded surveillance approach that leverages and modernizes existing surveillance systems to address the impact of emerging health threats during pregnancy on pregnant women and their infants.MethodsMother –baby pairs are identified through prospective identification during pregnancy and/or identification of an infant with retrospective linking to maternal information. All data are obtained from existing data sources (e.g., electronic medical records, vital statistics, laboratory reports, and health department investigations and case reporting).ResultsVariables were sel...
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - January 4, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Strengthening the Evidence for Maternal and Child Health: Implementing the New Performance Measurement Framework for the Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant
ConclusionSTE is the first program to review available evidence on effective strategies addressing NPMs for MCH Title V. Identifying actionable next steps responsive to state needs will be a key factor for continued implementation of ESMs and achieving improvements in MCH. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - January 4, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Indeterminate Prenatal Ultrasounds and Maternal Anxiety: A Prospective Cohort Study
AbstractIntroductionPrenatal ultrasounds often yield indeterminate (incomplete or minor abnormality) findings with limited clinical utility. We evaluate impact of indeterminate findings on maternal anxiety.MethodsA single-U.S.-center prospective cohort study administered the Perinatal Anxiety Screening Scale (PASS; control mean  = 13.4; >  20 denotes clinically significant anxiety) before and after prenatal ultrasounds in February-May 2017. Ultrasound reports were coded as: normal; indeterminate; or major abnormality. Primary outcome was anxiety after indeterminate vs. normal ultrasounds. Sec...
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - January 3, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Mediating Factors Between Parental Socioeconomic Status and Small for Gestational Age in Infants: Results from the Hokkaido Study on Environment and Children ’s Health
Conclusions for PracticeIn this study, we observed the independent mediating effect of maternal pre-pregnancy BMI, smoking, and alcohol consumption during pregnancy on low SES and, consequently, SGA, with the additional mediating pathway of SES to smoking to low BMI on SGA. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - January 3, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Warm Handoffs for Improving Client Receipt of Services: A Systematic Review
DiscussionCurrent evidence regarding the effectiveness of warm handoffs is limited. An examination of the effectiveness of warm handoffs in the context of home visits is needed to assess whether they facilitate client referrals. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - January 3, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Feasibility of Conducting a Trial Assessing Benefits and Risks of Planned Caesarean Section Versus Planned Vaginal Birth: A Cross-Sectional Study
Conclusions for PracticeImportant limitations were found for each trial design evaluated. The necessity of stronger evidence regarding delivery mode in low-risk women suggests consideration of additional designs, such as a rigorously designed cohort study or an RCT within an obstetric population with equivocal CS indications. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - January 3, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

The Government ’s Involvement in Prenatal Drug Testing May Be Toxic
AbstractIn 25 U.S. states, healthcare professionals are mandated to report pregnant people for substance use to child protection service (CPS) agencies. This practice is not evidence-based, and we believe it harms the patient-provider relationship, opposes reproductive autonomy, and contributes to racial disparities in CPS referrals and their outcomes. Black patients are more often screened and reported than white patients for prenatal substance use; besides the impact on their obstetric care, this may be a barrier to seeking treatment for substance use disorders. Furthermore, strict, punitive state-level policies are asso...
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - January 3, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

A Systematic Review of Technology-Based Prevention and Treatment Interventions for Perinatal Depression and Anxiety in Latina and African American Women
DiscussionDespite the limited number of studies that used technology to engage Latina and African American perinatal women, the results suggest that these women were willing to participate in digital interventions to address perinatal depression and anxiety. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - January 3, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Sociodemographic Factors Predicting Exclusive Breastfeeding in Ethiopia: Evidence from a Meta-analysis of Studies Conducted in the Past 10 Years
ConclusionsIn this meta-analysis, we showed the relevant effect of maternal education, income, and marital status on EBF. Therefore, multifaceted, effective, and evidence-based efforts are needed to increase the national level of exclusive breastfeeding in Ethiopia. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - January 3, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Improving Breastfeeding Environments and Feeding Practices in Family Child Care Homes with the Go NAP SACC Program
AbstractPurposeBreastfeeding and responsive feeding are important practices that support the health of infants and women. In the United States, breastfeeding continuation rates remain lower than recommended, and working women face additional challenges with breastfeeding continuation. Providers in a family child care setting are uniquely positioned to support and provide important resources to families in their breastfeeding and infant feeding practices.MethodsThe Go NAP SACC program was designed to improve the nutrition and physical activity environments and practices in child care settings serving infants and young child...
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - January 3, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Adverse Childhood Experiences are Associated with Miscarriage in Adulthood: The GROWH Study
AbstractObjectivesTo investigate whether adverse childhood experiences are associated with miscarriage.MethodsThe Gulf Resilience on Women ’s Health Consortium recruited from clinics and community organizations in Southern Louisiana, 2011–2016. Data from 1511 reproductive-aged women with at least one pregnancy were analyzed. Adverse childhood experiences including abuse, neglect, and family dysfunction, as a child (
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - January 3, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

The Impact of Dental Insurance and Medical Insurance on Dental Care Utilization During Pregnancy
Conclusions for PracticeWith or without dental insurance, pre-pregnancy dental cleaning was strongly associated with dental cleaning during pregnancy. Dental insurance was an important determinant of dental utilization. Medical insurance had an independent and positive effect. This effect varied by private versus Medicaid medical insurance. Programs which provide women with dental insurance both before and during pregnancy could improve the oral health of maternal and infant populations. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - January 2, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

A Checklist to Assess Childbearing Intentions and Promote Referral to Preconception Care or Contraception: A Multi-Site Study
This study assesses HIV provider views on the value of a checklist designed to assess patients ’ preconception care (PCC) needs and guide implementation of PCC.MethodsNinety-two HIV providers in seven U.S. cities provided perspectives via an in-depth phone interview regarding a checklist to facilitate communication and referrals for PCC. A sub-sample of 27 providers shared feedback on a checklist designed for this purpose. Interview audio files were transcribed and uploaded to a web-based program supporting coding and analysis of qualitative data. Content analysis was utilized to identify key themes within the larger...
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - January 2, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Adverse Childhood Experiences and Complex Post-traumatic Stress in Pregnant Teens: A Pilot Study
ConclusionsPregnant teens with trauma histories could benefit from access to trauma-informed mental health services integrated into the obstetrical or home-visiting services they receive. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - January 2, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Developmental Risks in Vulnerable Children from a Low-Income South African Community
AbstractObjectiveTo describe the developmental risks, and its influence, in young children from a low-income South African community.MethodAn exploratory, cross-sectional research study design was employed. Developmental screening was conducted during home visits with 126 caregivers and children between 0 and 42  months of age from a low-income South African community. Children who failed the rescreen were referred for diagnostic assessment. A binomial logistic regression was used to determine the effect of developmental risks on developmental outcomes.ResultsSeventy-three percent of children screened were identified ...
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - January 2, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

A Qualitative Analysis of Individual Leadership Behaviors Among Participants in the Maternal and Child Health Public Health Leadership Institute
AbstractObjectivesTo gain insights into how participants in the Maternal and Child Health Public Health Leadership Institute (MCH PHLI) report applying the personal leadership skills gained through the program at the “Self” level of the MCH Leadership Competencies 4.0.Methods112 mid- to senior-level MCH leaders completed the MCH PHLI, which is a year-long intensive leadership training program. At graduation, 111 participants gave  
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - January 2, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

The Role of Children ’s Dietary Pattern and Physical Activity in the Association Between Breastfeeding and BMI at Age 5: The GECKO Drenthe Cohort
AbstractObjectivesBreastfeeding is protective against childhood obesity, but the role of childhood lifestyle in this association is unclear. We investigated whether physical activity and dietary pattern at age 5 differed between breastfed and non-breastfed children, and how they relate to Body Mass Index (BMI) Z-scores.Methods1477 children of the Dutch GECKO Drenthe birth cohort were included. At one month, children were categorized as breastfed (receiving breast milk exclusively or in combination with formula milk) or non-breastfed (receiving formula milk exclusively). At age 5, height and weight were objectively measured...
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - November 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Enablers and Barriers to Identifying Children at Risk of Developmental Delay: A Pilot Study of Australian Maternal and Child Health Services
ConclusionRecommendations for practice, service management, and further research are provided to improve the process of early detection. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - November 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Does Perceived Quality of Care Moderate Postpartum Depression? A Secondary Analysis of a Two-Stage Survey
ConclusionsThese findings suggest risk factors for PPD symptoms are moderated by perceived quality of care and therefore, maternity providers can influence women ’s psychological wellbeing postpartum by providing very good perceived quality of care during the hospital stay for birth. However, these findings should be interpreted cautiously due to a lack of a direct, proven relationship between provider action and women’s perceived quality of care. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - November 29, 2020 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Birth Weight and Maternal Body Size as Determinants of Blood Pressure at Age 17: Results from the Jerusalem Perinatal Study Cohort
Conclusions for PracticeOur findings indicate that there are at least two distinct pathways linking early life characteristics with subsequent BP: Intrauterine growth, as reflected by BW and other genetic or environmental factors, reflected by mBMI and maternal education, contribute to offspring adolescent BP. These results warrant replication in other birth cohorts and underline the need to explore specific mechanisms that account for these associations. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - November 28, 2020 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Using the Wilder Collaboration Factors Inventory to Strengthen Collaborations for Improving Maternal and Child Health
DiscussionThe Wilder Collaboration Factors Inventory provided a feasible tool for identifying opportunities for improvement in several local, cross-sector partnerships, suggesting promise for other communities seeking to enhance their collective impact on maternal and child health. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - November 28, 2020 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Evidence of Effectiveness of a Home Visitation Program on Infant Weight Gain and Breastfeeding
Conclusions for PracticeHome visitation models can be effective in encouraging adequate weight gain in the first year of life. In addition, home visitors can encourage women to breastfeed. Significance Home visitation models can prevent infant morbidity and mortality. Few studies, however, have demonstrated that infant weight gain, an important factor in the health of infants, can be enhanced using this approach. In addition, home visitation can positively impact breastfeeding, another important factor in preventing infant morbidity. Findings from this study suggest that the NFN model of home visitation can improve weight ...
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - November 28, 2020 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Predictors of Contraception Use Among Syrian Refugees in Lebanon: Results from a Cross-Sectional Study
AbstractObjectivesThe aim of this study is to explore the factors that could predict contraceptive use. This will help develop interventions to increase the use of family planning methods among Syrian refugees.MethodsWe conducted a cross sectional survey on a random sample of male and female Syrian refugees residing in Lebanon. Data collection took place between September 2016 and February 2017 collected from 5 districts: Bekaa, Beirut and Mount Lebanon, North, and South Lebanon. Seven hundred and ninety-five Syrian refugees (males and females) were recruited from health care centers in areas with greatest concentration of...
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - November 28, 2020 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Low Birth Weight and Preterm Birth Among Arab-American Women in Ohio
AbstractObjectiveThere is limited evidence about prevalence and odds of adverse birth outcomes among Arab Americanwomen in the United States. We estimated the prevalence of low birth weight (LBW  
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - November 27, 2020 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Impact of Shared Plans of Care on Healthcare Utilization by Children with Special Healthcare Needs and Mental Health Diagnoses
Conclusions for PracticeThe use of SPoCs in CSHCN had a positive impact on healthcare utilization suggesting widespread use of this tool improved care coordination in this population. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - November 27, 2020 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Parental Stress in Primary Caregivers of Children with Evidence of Congenital Zika Virus Infection in Northeastern Brazil
ConclusionsSome factors seem to contribute significantly more than others to the level of stress experienced by caregivers of children with evidence of Zika virus congenital infection. Interventions and preventive strategies should also target caregivers, who in turn will be able to respond to the unique characteristics of their child. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - November 27, 2020 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Interventions to Increase Multivitamin Use Among Women in the Interconception Period: An IMPLICIT Network Study
ConclusionsDedicated maternal counseling during pediatric WCVs is an opportunity to influence behavioral change in women at risk of becoming pregnant. Direct provision of MVIs increases the odds that women will report taking them at a higher rate than provider advice or no counseling at all. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - November 27, 2020 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

A Promising Approach in Home Visiting to Support Families Affected by Maternal Substance Use
This article describes elements of the model that lead to high retention and completion rates and family goal attainment for this unique population. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - November 27, 2020 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

The Changing Aspects of Motherhood in Face of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
ConclusionsMulti-sectoral investments providing high-quality care that ensures continuity and available to all segments of the population are needed. A robust primary healthcare system linked to specialist care and accessible to all segments of the population including marginalized subgroups is of paramount importance. Systematic approaches to digital health care solutions to bridge gaps in service is imperative. Future pandemic preparedness programs must include action plans for resilient maternal health services. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - November 26, 2020 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Perceptions About Lactation Consultant Support, Breastfeeding Experiences and Postpartum Psychosocial Outcomes
DiscussionFindings highlight the importance of ensuring that postpartum breastfeeding support provided by lactation consultants is perceived as positive by women. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - November 26, 2020 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Predictors of Maternal Preference for Sex-Selective Pregnancy Termination in a Developing Nation with Restrictive Abortion Laws
ConclusionPreference for sex-selective abortion exists in Nigeria, despite our restrictive abortion laws. However, the women ’s underlying reasons may include gender balancing in the family and an escape from discrimination. Improving contraceptive uptake, restriction of disclosure of fetal sex for non-medical indications, and sanctions against violent partners/oppressive in-laws are advocated. Rapid progress towards ac hieving a world free of the offensive gender inequalities that force women to opt for sex-selective abortion ab initio is desirable. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - November 26, 2020 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Lessons Learned From a Gap Analysis of Obstetric Hemorrhage Protocols across a Health System
AbstractIntroductionThe United States has experienced a rising incidence of maternal deaths, including those attributable to obstetric hemorrhage (OBH). In response, the National Partnership for Maternal Safety developed a standardized OBH Consensus Bundle with the goal of universal adoption. In 2016 a large western Pennsylvania health system adopted the OBH Consensus Bundle across its 8 obstetrical units, with the goal to improve maternal outcomes.MethodsGap analysis was used to identify differences between existing OBH protocols and the OBH Consensus Bundle from January to June 2016. Identified gaps as well as existing p...
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - November 26, 2020 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

The Safety and Feasibility of a Family First Aid Approach for the Management of Postpartum Hemorrhage in Home Births: A Pre-post Intervention Study in Rural Pakistan
ConclusionsThe Family First Aid approach is a safe and feasible model of care that provides timely PPH treatment to women delivering at home in rural communities. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - November 26, 2020 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Prevalence of Births and Interactions with Child Protective Services of Children Born to Mothers Diagnosed with an Intellectual and/or Developmental Disability
Conclusions for PracticeThis study provides population-based knowledge about how and when the children born to mothers diagnosed with IDD interact with CPS. These children have higher rates of CPS interactions than the general population, but these rates are not as high as previously reported. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - November 26, 2020 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Pregnancy and Fertility Concerns: A Survey of United States Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents
Conclusions for PracticeFemale OBGYN residents  learn to help patients with reproductive planning and many may personally delay family building. To help alleviate anxiety, improve reproductive autonomy, and prevent future regret, OBGYN residents may benefit from counseling regarding declining fertility with age and the advantages and disadvan tages of fertility preservation, specifically emphasizing the realistic chance of success with oocyte cryopreservation compared to conception at a young age. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - November 26, 2020 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Lessons Learned from Implementing a Place-Based, Racial Justice-Centered Approach to Health Equity
ConclusionA complex initiative such as BBZ is relatively nascent in the field of Maternal and Child Health. However it represents an innovative approach to building community power and fostering strategic organizational partnerships in service of addressing root causes of racial inequities in birth outcomes. The lessons learned and opportunities identified by BBZ can serve as a foundation from which to build other programs and initiatives to advance racial justice. (Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal)
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - November 26, 2020 Category: Health Management Source Type: research