January/February 2014 - Volume 39 - Issue 1
pp: 4-70

Guest Editorial


Second Opinion


Should Children Who Experience Traumatic Amputations Be Offered Temporary Ectopic Implantation Instead of a Prosthesis?

Capitulo, Kathleen Leask; Zheng, Wenxian; Zheng, Guo-qing

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 39(1):6-7, January/February 2014.

A topic we've never before covered in MCN, debated expertly.

Nutrition for the Family


Health Information Technology


Global Health and Nursing


Toward Evidence-Based Practice: PDF Only


Perinatal Patient Safety



Home Environment, Brain Injury, & School Performance in LBW Survivors

Mahoney, Ashley Darcy; Pinto-Martin, Jennifer; Hanlon, Alexandra

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 39(1):18-25, January/February 2014.

We send the LBW babies home, and then what happens?

Efficacy of Achieving Pregnancy with Fertility-Focused Intercourse

Mu, Qiyan; Fehring, Richard J.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 39(1):35-40, January/February 2014.

For couples who choose natural family planning, what is the pregnancy outcome when they do monitor fertility?

Still Nursing at 6 Months: A Survey of Breastfeeding Mothers

Augustin, Amy L.; Donovan, Kathleen; Lozano, Emily A.; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 39(1):50-55, January/February 2014.

Why do women continue to breastfeed for 6 months?

Barriers to Skin-to-Skin Care During the Postpartum Stay

Ferrarello, Debi; Hatfield, Linda

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 39(1):56-61, January/February 2014.

A lot of research has been done on immediate skin to skin care after birth, but what do we know about skin to skin care on the postpartum unit?

CE Connection


Metastastic Choriocarcinoma in a Term Pregnancy: A Case Study

Hensley, Jennifer G.; Shviraga, Bonita A.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 39(1):8-15, January/February 2014.

This case study will provide you with important information about how to care for a woman who has this most difficult of complications.

Comparing Methods to Secure External Fetal-Monitoring Devices

Panelli, Danielle; Teplick, Frann; McCarthy, Mieka; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 39(1):41-47, January/February 2014.

Women complain about the belts for fetal monitoring. Nurses complain about the belts as well. Is there a better way?