Prenatal Care for American Indian Women
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - June 30, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

Nursing Support During Latent Phase Labor: A Scoping Review
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - June 30, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

Considerations for Active Labor Management with Oxytocin: More May Not be Better
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - June 30, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ONGOING COLUMNS: Perinatal Patient Safety Column Source Type: research

Toward Evidence-Based Practice
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - June 30, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ONGOING COLUMNS: Toward Evidence-Based Practice Source Type: research

Now is the Time: Enhancing Access to Midwifery Care in the United States
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - June 30, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ONGOING COLUMNS: Global Health and Nursing Source Type: research

Improving Breastfeeding for Homeless Families
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - June 30, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ONGOING COLUMNS: Breastfeeding Source Type: research

Screen Time and Toddlers: New Evidence on Potentially Negative Effects
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - June 30, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ONGOING COLUMNS: Hot Topics in Pediatric Nursing Source Type: research

Maternal Mortality in the United States
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - June 30, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ONGOING COLUMNS: Hot Topics in Maternity Nursing Source Type: research

Mindful Moms: Motivation to Self-Manage Depression Symptoms
Background: Nearly 20% of women in the United States experience depressive symptoms during the perinatal period, with known detrimental effects for the mother, child, and family. Depressive symptoms affect motivation to engage in healthy behaviors and self-management of symptoms. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of women with depressive symptoms who participated in a 12-week mindful physical activity intervention (Mindful Moms) throughout their pregnancy. Study Design: In this qualitative study, we explore the lived experience of women with depressive symptoms who participated in Mi...
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - June 30, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Source Type: research

Grief among Neonatal Intensive Care Nurses
Conclusions: Neonatal intensive care unit nurses in our study reported experiencing grief. Debriefing and bereavement support may be helpful for nurses working in high-stress environments where there is a higher likelihood of patient death. (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - June 30, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Source Type: research

Prenatal Care for American Indian Women
Early and regular prenatal care, which aims to prevent and identify complications associated with pregnancy, birth, and newborn health, is associated with improved health of pregnant women and their infants. American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) women are at risk for pregnancy, birth, and newborn health complications associated with health disparities including poverty, lower educational levels, limited access to healthcare, and adverse childhood events. American Indian/Alaska Native women in the United States experience barriers specifically related to prenatal care, including lack of access, dissimilar communication styl...
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - June 30, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: CE Connection Source Type: research

Supporting African American Mothers during Nurse Home Visits in Adopting Safe Sleep Practices
Background: Nurses providing home visits were concerned that some mothers were not routinely using safe sleep practices for their newborns and infants. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to listen to how home visit nurses offer education to their African American clients about the safe to sleep guidelines during the prenatal and postpartum periods and discuss ways nurses could support mothers to be more successful in using safe sleep practices. Study Design and Methods: A focus group was conducted with home visit nurses who partner with pregnant mothers and follow them through the first 2 years of their child's...
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - June 30, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Source Type: research

Adolescents' Perceptions of Childbirth
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe adolescents' perception of birth within the first 72 hours postpartum. Study Design & Methods: A thematic analysis using qualitative data captured via one overarching question about labor expectations as part of a larger, parent quantitative study exploring psychological birth trauma. Results: Forty-two percent (n = 128) of adolescents ages 13 to 19 in the original study responded in writing to one overarching question concerning birth expectations. Four major themes were identified including pain, support, personal control, and fear, with three subthemes. Pain...
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - June 30, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Source Type: research

Nursing Support During Latent Phase Labor: A Scoping Review
Purpose: The purpose of this scoping review was to synthesize the literature on nursing support during the latent phase of the first stage of labor. In 2014, the definition of the beginning of active labor changed from 4 centimeters (cm) to 6 cm cervical dilation. More women may have an induction of labor based on results of recent research showing no causal increase in risk of cesarean birth with elective induction of labor for low-risk nulliparous women. Therefore, in-hospital latent phase labor may be longer, increasing the need for nursing support. Design: Scoping review of the literature from 2009 to present. Me...
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - June 30, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: CE Connection Source Type: research

Inclusive and Respectful Language in Scholarly Writing and Speaking
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - June 30, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ONGOING COLUMNS: Editorial Source Type: research

Navigating a Minefield: Meta-Synthesis of Teen Mothers' Breastfeeding Experience
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - April 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

Perinatal Anxiety and Depression in Minority Women
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - April 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

Trends in Natality Data in the United States
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - April 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ONGOING COLUMNS: Perinatal Patient Safety Column Source Type: research

Toward Evidence-Based Practice
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - April 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ONGOING COLUMNS: Toward Evidence-Based Practice: PDF Only Source Type: research

Becoming Global Citizens in Maternal Child Nursing
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - April 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ONGOING COLUMNS: Global Health and Nursing Source Type: research

Changing the Prenatal Care Paradigm to Improve Breastfeeding Outcomes
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - April 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ONGOING COLUMNS: Breastfeeding Source Type: research

Sudden Unexplained Infant Deaths: New Study Findings Related to Day of Life
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - April 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ONGOING COLUMNS: Hot Topics in Pediatric Nursing Source Type: research

Measuring Blood Loss in Obstetric Hemorrhage
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - April 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ONGOING COLUMNS: Hot Topics in Maternity Nursing Source Type: research

Post-Traumatic Stress, Depression, and Quality of Life in Women with Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
Purpose: Peripartum cardiomyopathy, a traumatic life-threatening type of heart failure, occurs in the last trimester of pregnancy or shortly after childbirth. Little is known about psychological or emotional conditions women experience with peripartum cardiomyopathy. The purpose of this study was to examine relationships among post-traumatic stress, depression, and quality of life in women with peripartum cardiomyopathy. Design and Methods: This cross-sectional, correlational survey study included 28 participants recruited via public notice on Facebook. Participants completed the Horowitz Impact of Events Scale, the C...
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - April 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Source Type: research

Teaching Father-Infant Massage during Postpartum Hospitalization: A Randomized Crossover Trial
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate acceptability and impact of infant massage video instruction on fathers' behaviors in early postpartum. Methods: A randomized crossover design was used. Participants were fathers of healthy term infants born at a Magnet hospital in Southern California. Measures included a demographic survey, Father-to-Infant Bonding Scale, Father-Infant Observation Scale, and postdischarge phone interview. Study nurses observed father–infant interactions for 5 minutes. Fathers were randomized to one of two groups: fathers in group 1 saw the massage video before they were observe...
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - April 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Source Type: research

Kangaroo Care for Hospitalized Infants with Congenital Heart Disease
Conclusion: Our local initiative provided preliminary evidence that KC can be safely integrated into standard care for hospitalized infants with congenital heart disease. Formal standards and procedures, along with creative initiatives such as a Kangaroo-A-Thon, can be a first step toward fostering the translation of KC into practice. (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - April 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Source Type: research

Vitamin D Deficiency and Sleep Quality in Minority Pregnant Women
Purpose: To examine if vitamin D deficiency was associated with poor sleep quality in a sample of African American and Hispanic pregnant women. We also examined if race moderates the relationship between serum 25(OH)D levels and sleep quality among participants in this sample. Study Design and Methods: Using a cross-sectional design, a sample of 115 African American and Hispanic pregnant women were enrolled from a federally qualified health center in the Midwest. Women completed questionnaires and had blood drawn for serum 25(OH)D levels between 24- and 32 weeks gestation. The questionnaires included demographic chara...
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - April 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Source Type: research

Navigating a Minefield: Meta-Synthesis of Teen Mothers' Breastfeeding Experience
Teen mothers have lower rates of breastfeeding duration and exclusivity than older mothers. A growing body of qualitative research on teen mothers' experience helps to explain these disparities. Following a systematic search to identify relevant research, we synthesized the findings from 22 primary studies to conclude that teen mothers navigate a minefield that undermines their intention to breastfeed and their breastfeeding confidence and skill. This metaphorical minefield reflects competing norms for infant feeding and good mothering, as evident in mixed support from teens' social networks; fragmented and stigmatizing he...
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - April 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: CE Connection Source Type: research

Perinatal Anxiety and Depression in Minority Women
Depression and anxiety are common during pregnancy and are experienced at higher rates among women who are racial and ethnic minorities. Because depression and anxiety influence maternal and infant outcomes, intervening to improve perinatal mental health should be a priority for all healthcare providers. However, in the United States, a number of barriers including lack of mental health providers, lack of perinatal behavioral health systems, and stigma, limit access to care. Universal screening has been recommended and here we examine how universal screening can help nurses improve the mental health of childbearing women. ...
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - April 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: CE Connection Source Type: research

Birth Settings in America: Outcomes, Quality, Access, and Choice: New Report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - April 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ONGOING COLUMNS: Editorial Source Type: research

Maternity Nurses' Knowledge about Sudden Unexpected Postnatal Collapse and Safe Newborn Positioning
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - February 26, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

Complications of Cesarean Birth: Clinical Recommendations for Prevention and Management
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - February 26, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

Clinical Implications of Fetal Heart Rate Interpretation Based on Underlying Physiology
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - February 26, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

Ongoing Crisis in Lack of Maternity Services in Rural America
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - February 26, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ONGOING COLUMNS: Perinatal Patient Safety Column Source Type: research

Toward Evidence-Based Practice
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - February 26, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ONGOING COLUMNS: Toward Evidence-Based Practice: PDF Only Source Type: research

Surviving and Having a Healthy Baby Are Low Bars for Childbirth: Women Have the Right to Expect Much More
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - February 26, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ONGOING COLUMNS: Global Health and Nursing Source Type: research

Using World Breastfeeding Week to Transform Institutional Culture
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - February 26, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ONGOING COLUMNS: Breastfeeding Source Type: research

Heavy Metals in Baby Food: What Providers and Parents Need to Know
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - February 26, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ONGOING COLUMNS: Hot Topics in Pediatric Nursing Source Type: research

Improving Access to Hormonal Contraception Methods
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - February 26, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ONGOING COLUMNS: Hot Topics in Maternity Nursing Source Type: research

Maternity Nurses' Knowledge about Sudden Unexpected Postnatal Collapse and Safe Newborn Positioning
Purpose: Sudden unexpected postnatal collapse (SUPC) of healthy newborns in the first 2 days of life is increasing. These types of adverse events are known to be associated with unsafe positioning during skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding. The purpose of the study was to determine maternity nurses' knowledge about SUPC and safe newborn positioning. Design: Nurses who participate in a hosted listserv were solicited to complete a questionnaire. Methods: An email with an embedded link to a 20-item questionnaire, the SUPC and Safe Positioning Knowledge Assessment Tool, and 16 demographic questions was sent to 605 m...
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - February 26, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: CE Connection Source Type: research

Delaying the First Newborn Bath and Exclusive Breastfeeding
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine if changing the timing of the initial newborn bath would have an impact on exclusive breastfeeding during hospitalization. The first newborn bath had been routinely done within 2 hours of age; practice was changed to the first bath being delayed until at least 12 hours of age. A secondary purpose was to examine the nurses' perceived benefits and challenges to such a change. Study Design and Methods: Through a retrospective design, exclusive breastfeeding rates among mother–infant couplets prepractice change (cohort A) were compared with two postchange cohorts (...
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - February 26, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Source Type: research

Preventing Hypothermia during Cesarean Birth: An Integrative Review
Purpose: The purpose of this integrative review was to assess common warming measures used for prevention of hypothermia during the perioperative period for women having cesarean birth and to determine their efficacy. Methods: A literature search was conducted via electronic databases EBSCO, PUBMED, Academic Search Premier, Google Scholar, and CINAHL using keyword search terms hypothermia, cesarean, and warming. Inclusion criteria were articles written in English and published between 2006 and 2018. Results: Seventeen articles were included in the review, covering three common warming measures; intravenous (IV) flu...
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - February 26, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Source Type: research

Complications of Cesarean Birth: Clinical Recommendations for Prevention and Management
The increase in severe maternal morbidity and mortality in the United States correlates with a significant rise in U.S. cesarean birth rates from 5.5% in 1970 to a rate of 31.9% of all births in 2018, far beyond the World Health Organization goal of 10% to 15%. Three key contributors to maternal morbidity and mortality related to cesarean birth include complications of hemorrhage, surgical site infection, and venous thromboembolism. All women should be screened for risk factors associated with these major complications during the antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum period to assure the availability of immediate resourc...
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - February 26, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: CE Connection Source Type: research

Clinical Implications of Fetal Heart Rate Interpretation Based on Underlying Physiology
Understanding the physiology of fetal oxygenation and various influences on fetal heart rate control supports nurses, midwives, and physicians in interpreting and managing electronic fetal heart rate tracings during labor and birth. Maternal oxygenation, placental circulation and exchange, umbilical blood flow and fetal circulation affect fetal oxygenation, which is reflected in observed fetal heart rate patterns. Fetal heart control is further influenced by the central and autonomic nervous systems, baroreceptors, chemoreceptors, humoral factors, sleep–wake patterns, breathing movements, medications, painful stimuli...
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - February 26, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: CE Connection Source Type: research

Threats to Patient Safety in the Inpatient Maternity Setting
As part of our special topics issue on inpatient maternity care, experts were asked to offer their thoughts about the main issues putting mothers and babies at risk in the maternity inpatient setting and what quality and safety practices may be beneficial in keeping them safe from harm. Each of the experts has a unique perspective. Loraine O'Neill was one of the original perinatal patient safety nurses who were established as part of an effort by a professional liability company to promote patient safety in birthing hospitals that they covered in several states (Will, Hennicke, Jacobs, O'Neill, & Raab, 2006). She now i...
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - February 26, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: Commentary Source Type: research

Promoting Excellence in Inpatient Maternity Nursing
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - February 26, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: ONGOING COLUMNS: Editorial Source Type: research

Immigrant Women's Experiences as Mothers in the United States: A Scoping Review
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - December 10, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

New Standards for Maternal Safety in Birthing Hospitals
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - December 10, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ONGOING COLUMNS: Perinatal Patient Safety Column Source Type: research

Toward Evidence-Based Practice
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - December 10, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ONGOING COLUMNS: Toward Evidence-Based Practice: PDF Only Source Type: research

Resilience: Inspiring Women Overcoming Daunting Obstacles
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - December 10, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ONGOING COLUMNS: Global Health and Nursing Source Type: research