March/April 2011 - Volume 36 - Issue 2
pp: 79-144


Second Opinion Column

Nutrition for the Family

Health Information Technology


Global Health and Nursing

Perinatal Patient Safety

Better Care

Simpson, Kathleen Rice

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 36(2):144, March/April 2011.

Quality improvement programs are in place in many settings to make sure that better care is given to perinatal patients.

Exploring Biobehavioral Outcomes in Mothers of Preterm Infants

Howland, Lois C.; Pickler, Rita H.; McCain, Nancy L.; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 36(2):91-97, March/April 2011.

This study highlights the high levels of stress and depressive symptoms that may be experienced by mothers of preterm infants, and suggests the potential value of developing effective strategies to target maternal psychological distress.

Nutrition Profiles of American Women in the Third Trimester

Gennaro, Susan; Biesecker, Babette; Fantasia, Heidi Collins; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 36(2):120-126, March/April 2011.

Women at high risk for preterm labor and birth were found to have inadequate nutrition for both micronutrients and macronutrients.

Sailing Against the Tide: Taiwanese Women's Journey From Pregnancy Loss to Motherhood

Sun, Hui-Lin; Sinclair, Marlene; Kernohan, George W.; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 36(2):127-133, March/April 2011.

Women of varying cultures experience perinatal loss in culturally specific terms. The women studied here help us to understand one of those cultural imperatives.

CE Connection

Impact of a Formal Breastfeeding Education Program

Mellin, Pamela S.; Poplawski, Donna T.; Gole, Amy; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 36(2):82-88, March/April 2011.

This study shows how an educational program and adherence to protocols can increase exclusive breastfeeding as well as improve health care provider knowledge, comfort level and attitudes about breastfeeding