January/February 2013 - Volume 38 - Issue 1
pp: 4-64

Guest Editorial


Second Opinion


Nutrition for The Family


Health Information Technology


Global Health and Nursing


Toward Evidence-Based Practice: PDF Only


Perinatal Patient Safety



Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy: Prevalence, Severity and Relation to Psychosocial Health

Kramer, Jennifer; Bowen, Angela; Stewart, Norma; More

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 38(1):21-27, January/February 2013.

A cohort of 648 Canadian pregnant women in early and late pregnancy describe symptoms of nausea, retching, and vomiting, as well as psychosocial health variables.

The Lived Experience of Nurse-Parents Deployed to War

Scannell-Desch, Elizabeth; Doherty, Mary Ellen

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 38(1):28-33, January/February 2013.

This article provides a poignant account of nurse-parents deploying to war and leaving their children behind

The Obstetric Nightmare of Shoulder Dystocia: A Tale from Two Perspectives

Beck, Cheryl Tatano

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 38(1):34-40, January/February 2013.

In this secondary analysis of two qualitative studies, the experiences of shoulder dystocia births are compared from the perspectives of the mothers and the labor and delivery nurses.

A Meta-Synthesis of Women's Experiences of Cesarean Birth

Puia, Denise

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 38(1):41-47, January/February 2013.

A meta-synthesis was conducted to gain a comprehensive understanding of women's emotional and physical needs when having a cesarean birth.

A Review of Community-Based Participatory Research in Child Health

Vaughn, Lisa M.; Wagner, Erin; Jacquez, Farrah

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 38(1):48-53, January/February 2013.

Of 34 community-based participatory research studies reviewed, the most common child health issue was obesity/diabetes.

CE Connection


Transitioning Premature Infants Supine: State of the Science

McMullen, Sherri L.

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 38(1):8-12, January/February 2013.

What is the evidence for transitioning the premature infant to the supine position prior to hospital discharge?

Postpartum Safety: A Patient-Centered Approach to Fall Prevention

Lockwood, Suzy; Anderson, Kandace

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 38(1):15-18, January/February 2013.

A fall prevention team was formed to decrease the incidence of postpartum patient falls.