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

Using Gender-Neutral Terms in Lactation
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: Breastfeeding Source Type: research

World Health Organization Alert on High Level of Sugar in Baby Food
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: Hot Topics in Pediatric Nursing Source Type: research

The Zika Virus and Childbearing Women
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: Hot Topics in Maternity Nursing Source Type: research

Pregnant African American Women's Perceptions of Neighborhood, Racial Discrimination, and Psychological Distress as Influences on Birth Outcomes
Background: African American women are more likely to experience preterm birth compared with White women. Social factors such as neighborhood disorder and experiences of racial discrimination, which disproportionately affect African American women, may partially explain these disparities. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine pregnant African American women's perceptions of neighborhood disorder, racial discrimination, and psychological distress and whether these concepts were viewed as influences on birth outcomes. Study Design and Methods: Using a mixed-methods approach, seven pregnant African America...
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - December 10, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Source Type: research

Korean Immigrant Women's Postpartum Experiences in the United States
Background: Postpartum depression (PPD) affects one in seven women in the United States. Korean Americans are one of the six largest Asian American (AA) subgroups, representing 9% of the AA population in the United States. Women of Asian descent have not always been represented in studies of PPD. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to understand postpartum experiences, perceptions of PPD, and mental health help-seeking among Korean women living in the United States. Methods: Individual, face-to-face, semistructured interviews of Korean immigrant women, over age 18, who were able to read, write, and speak English...
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - December 10, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Source Type: research

Parental Concerns about Newborn Feeding Post Hospital Discharge
Background: Post hospital discharge newborn feeding education mostly focuses on breastfeeding and is primarily targeted at term infants. Preterm and late-preterm infants are at risk for poor feeding postdischarge, and feeding challenges are common after discharge from the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Families often have questions about feeding their infants after hospital discharge. Purpose: The goal of this project was to collect data on what questions parents have about feeding their baby after discharge and what strategies may be helpful to improve feeding experiences. These data were intended to inform pla...
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - December 10, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Source Type: research

Perceptions of Birth Fathers about their Open Adoption
Background: Birth fathers are the least known of the adoption triad (adoptee, birth family, adoptive family). There is a gap in evidence about birth father involvement in open adoptions. Purpose: The purpose of the study was to explore birth fathers' experiences of open adoption and contact patterns with birth children. Methods: Ten birth fathers of open adoptions were recruited from two agencies. Birth fathers participated in recorded telephone interviews using naturalistic inquiry. Verbatim transcripts were analyzed for qualitative content themes. Results: At conception and birth, birth fathers were not in a s...
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - December 10, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Source Type: research

Emerging Views of Kinships Created Through Oocyte Donation
Background: The United States has the highest number of oocyte donation cycles, which account for an estimated one-quarter of all worldwide oocyte donation cycles. Although there has been a steady rise in oocyte donation treatment, understanding the kinship views of those intimately involved is lacking. These include women oocyte donors and parents who received donor oocytes to establish a pregnancy. Purpose: To explore the views and perspectives about genetic relationships and lineages among women who were oocyte donors and parents who received donated oocytes 10 to 12 years after donors and parents underwent oocyte ...
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - December 10, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Source Type: research

Immigrant Women's Experiences as Mothers in the United States: A Scoping Review
Background: Immigrant mothers are raising an increasing proportion of the population of children in the United States. Purpose: The purpose of this review was to explore existing research on immigrant women's experiences of being mothers in the United States and identify key concepts, gaps in the literature, and implications for future research that builds on the strengths of immigrant women while addressing their unique challenges. Study Design and Methods: In this scoping review, Ovid MEDLINE, CINAHL, SCOPUS, Web of Science, JUSTOR, and PsycINFO databases were searched using a combination of applicable key words....
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - December 10, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: CE Connection Source Type: research

Plan S[hock]
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: Editorial Source Type: research

Mothers' Experiences Interacting with Infants after Traumatic Childbirth
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - October 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

Factors Affecting Uncertainty in Women with High-Risk Pregnancies
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - October 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

Listening to Women, Treating Them with Respect, and Honoring their Wishes during Childbirth are Critical Aspects of Safe, High-Quality Maternity Care
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - October 19, 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 - October 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ONGOING COLUMNS: Toward Evidence Based Practice: PDF Only Source Type: research

Substandard and Falsified Medical Products: A Global Issue Affecting the Health of Women and Children
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - October 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ONGOING COLUMNS: Global Health and Nursing Source Type: research

The Need to Improve Human Milk Rates for Vulnerable Infants
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - October 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ONGOING COLUMNS: Breastfeeding Source Type: research

Drowning Remains a Leading Cause of Injury-Related Deaths in Children
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - October 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ONGOING COLUMNS: Hot Topics in Pediatric Nursing Source Type: research

Enhanced Recovery After Cesarean Birth
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - October 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ONGOING COLUMNS: Hot Topics in Maternity Nursing Source Type: research

Breastfeeding Support Guided by Swanson's Theory of Caring
Purpose: Many women struggle with initiation of breastfeeding. The purpose of this study was to explore mothers' perceptions of care and support received from clinicians during breastfeeding initiation and the utility of Swanson's (1991) Theory of Caring to provide person-centered care to breastfeeding mothers and infants. Study Design and Methods: Directed content of secondary analysis of data obtained from 11 women via in-person interviews at three time points: before birth, a week after giving birth, and 6 to 8 weeks after giving birth. All women were breastfeeding at the end of the study interview series. Swanson'...
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - October 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Source Type: research

Improving Perinatal Care Through Theory Application
Theories from various perspectives can increase nurses' understanding of maternal behaviors throughout the developmental process of pregnancy and postpartum. The purpose of this article is to present relevant theories that maternity nurses will likely find useful, and to demonstrate their applicability through an unfolding exemplar case. Nurses can provide improved and more sensitive care when guided by psychosocial theories such as Rubin's tasks of pregnancy, prenatal attachment, pregnancy as a liminal phase, and the grief work in postpartum as proposed by Mercer. Use of relevant theories can promote holistic nursing care...
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - October 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Source Type: research

Mothers' Experiences Interacting with Infants after Traumatic Childbirth
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to describe experiences of mothers interacting with their infants after traumatic childbirth. Study Design and Methods: A descriptive phenomenological method guided by Dahlberg, Dahlberg, and Nystrom's reflective lifeworld research was used. Women were recruited through Trauma and Birth Stress (TABS), a charitable trust in New Zealand, whose mission is to provide support for women who have experienced traumatic childbirth. Data were collected via an electronic survey. Women were asked to describe how their traumatic births affected their caring for and interactions with their infa...
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - October 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: CE Connection Source Type: research

Informing New Mothers about Newborn Screening Bloodspot Repositories during Postpartum Hospitalization
Purpose: The primary goals of the study were to assess maternal knowledge and attitudes about the newborn screening bloodspot repository program in Texas and to evaluate the effect of a video about the bloodspot repository on the rate of parental permission to store infant bloodspots. Design: This descriptive, comparative study used descriptive statistics, nonparametric tests, and multivariable analyses to describe the sample, compare groups, and determine associations between factors that influenced parents' decisions to permit state storage of infant bloodspots. Results: There were 465 mothers in the study. Mater...
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - October 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Source Type: research

Mothers' Reasons for Early Breastfeeding Cessation
Conclusion: Research on maternal reasons for early breastfeeding cessation is limited. Reasons for early breastfeeding cessation are varied; however, the most common themes were perceived inadequate supply and breast or nipple pain. Nurses should tailor assessment of each breastfeeding mother-baby couplet and associated interventions based on these findings. (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - October 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Source Type: research

Factors Affecting Uncertainty in Women with High-Risk Pregnancies
Conclusion: Uncertainty is a prominent theme in women experiencing a high-risk pregnancy. Uncertainty is influenced by various personal, pregnancy-related, demographic, and healthcare-related factors. Findings may offer insight and empathy for healthcare professionals. Nurses who understand significance of uncertainty in adjusting to two conflicting life events have the opportunity to help women in their understanding of a high-risk diagnosis during pregnancy through anticipatory guidance. Future research is needed to explore factors affecting uncertainty and to understand the experience of high-risk pregnancy to develop...
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - October 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: CE Connection Source Type: research

Reducing Discomfort After Cesarean Birth Using Abdominal Binders
Abstract: Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate potential benefits of use of an abdominal binder after cesarean birth. Study Design and Methods: A randomized controlled trial was conducted at a Magnet-designated, academic medical center in the southwest United States. English- and Spanish-speaking adult women scheduled for an elective cesarean birth were randomized to the intervention or control group. Outcomes were measured for the first 48 hours postoperatively, including pain, medication use, and self-reported symptom distress. Results: Randomization resulted in balanced groups. Women who used the...
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - October 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Source Type: research

No Journals, No Evidence-Based Practice: Research Inaccessibility Affects Many Nurses
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - October 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ONGOING COLUMNS: Editorial Source Type: research

Clinicians' Perspectives on Admission of Pregnant Women: A Triad
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - August 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

A Quality Improvement Initiative to Reduce Opioid Consumption after Cesarean Birth
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - August 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

Sepsis in Pregnancy and Postpartum
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - August 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ONGOING COLUMNS: Perinatal Patient Safety 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 - August 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ONGOING COLUMNS: Toward Evidence Based Practice: PDF Only Source Type: research

The POWHER School: Transforming Care Provided by Guatemalan Traditional Birth Attendants
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - August 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ONGOING COLUMNS: Global Health and Nursing Source Type: research

Assessing Corporate Influence on Dietary Advice
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - August 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ONGOING COLUMNS: Nutrition for the Family Source Type: research

An End to Sugary Drinks: The American Academy of Pediatrics and American Heart Association Speak Out
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - August 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ONGOING COLUMNS: Hot Topics in Pediatric Nursing Source Type: research

Sexual Assault: What do Perinatal Nurses Need to Know?
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - August 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ONGOING COLUMNS: Hot Topics in Maternity Nursing Source Type: research

Perspectives on Barriers and Facilitators in Caring for Women with Gestational Diabetes in Rural Appalachia
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore perspectives of healthcare providers in rural Appalachia who care for pregnant women with gestational diabetes, including management facilitators and barriers. Study Design and Methods: Qualitative study with interviews and thematic analysis. Thematic analysis was conducted using the sort and sift method after inductive content analysis with open coding, identifying categories, and abstraction. Results: Twenty-one advanced practice nurses and 10 physicians participated in the study. Three themes were identified: rural healthcare challenges including limited resource...
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - August 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Source Type: research

Substance Use Disorder: Prenatal, Intrapartum and Postpartum Care
The growing opioid crisis in the United States affects childbearing women and their infants at an alarming rate. Substance use disorders in pregnancy have transitioned from a topic barely addressed to one that has become mainstream in the issue of pregnancy management. Opioid use can include appropriate use of a prescribed medication, the misuse of street drugs, and maintenance on an opioid agonist treatment such as methadone. Identifying this population of childbearing women is critical to be able to organize the appropriate resources and to provide a comprehensive multidisciplinary evidence-based plan of care. All clinic...
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - August 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Source Type: research

Bedside Music Therapy for Women during Antepartum and Postpartum Hospitalization
Purpose: Stress and anxiety are prevalent during pregnancy and postpartum with adverse effects on mothers and newborns, yet women's psychological and emotional needs are often given a lower priority than their physical wellbeing. The purpose of this study was to assess feasibility of implementing a bedside music therapy intervention to alleviate stress and anxiety, provide emotional support, and facilitate mother–baby bonding for women during antepartum and postpartum hospitalization at a large urban medical center. Study Design and Methods: Over 15 months, women on three units who were hospitalized during antep...
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - August 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Source Type: research

Implementation of the Fetal Monitor Safety Nurse Role: Lessons Learned
Background: The fetal monitor safety nurse role was created as a supplemental support for nurses assessing fetal heart rate tracings in response to an adverse event. An experienced labor and delivery nurse without a patient care assignment was designated to continuously assess all active fetal monitoring tracings, via an electronic display away from the main nurses' station, as an adjunct to the care and assessment of the nurse with primary responsibility for the patient. Purpose: The purpose of this project was to evaluate the views of nurses who served as fetal monitor safety nurses about various aspects of the role...
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - August 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Source Type: research

Clinicians' Perspectives on Admission of Pregnant Women: A Triad
Purpose: Reducing primary cesarean births is a national priority in the United States. Recommendations include delaying admission of low-risk pregnant women to the hospital until they are in active labor, considered to be 6 cm cervical dilatation. How this recommendation affects decision-making during triage requires further exploration. The purpose of this study was to explore the clinician's perspective on the triage process and deferral of hospital admission for low-risk pregnant women who were not yet in active labor. Methods: A qualitative descriptive approach was used via semistructured interviews with physician...
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - August 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: CE Connection Source Type: research

A Quality Improvement Initiative to Reduce Opioid Consumption after Cesarean Birth
Background: One in 300 opioid naïve women become addicted to opiates after cesarean birth. After cesarean, women are often prescribed more opiates at discharge than necessary, resulting in increased opportunity for diversion. Purpose: To improve use of comfort strategies and nonopioid medications to decrease the amount of opioids required postoperatively and prescribed at discharge, in women who gave birth via cesarean. Methods: An interdisciplinary workgroup was convened to assess data on opioid use, prescribing practices at discharge, and nurses' use of alternative comfort strategies from January to March 20...
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - August 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: CE Connection 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 - August 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ONGOING COLUMNS: Editorial Source Type: research

Safety of Over-the-Counter Medications in Pregnancy
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - July 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

Fathering on Tenuous Ground: A Qualitative Meta-Synthesis on Teen Fathering
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - July 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

The March for Moms
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - July 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ONGOING COLUMNS: Perinatal Patient Safety 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 - July 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ONGOING COLUMNS: Toward Evidence Based Practice: PDF Only Source Type: research

Global Measles Outbreak
No abstract available (Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing)
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - July 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: ONGOING COLUMNS: Global Health and Nursing Source Type: research