May/June 2017 - Volume 42 - Issue 3 - Contributor Index

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Sleep Quality and Quantity in Low-Income Postpartum Women

Doering, Jennifer J.; Szabo, Aniko; Goyal, Deepika; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 42(3):166-172, May/June 2017.

Patterns of postpartum sleep, fatigue, and depressive symptoms were studied in low income urban women. Findings suggest adverse effects of inadequate sleep on physical and mental health as well as safety and functioning, especially within the context of poverty, may be profound.

A Nurse-Directed Model for Nitrous Oxide Use During Labor

Pinyan, Toni; Curlee, Kelly; Keever, Mellanie; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 42(3):160-165, May/June 2017.

Nitrous oxide is becoming more widely available to women laboring and giving birth in the United States. A nurse-directed model for offering nitrous oxide during labor in a small volume perinatal service in a rural community hospital is presented.

Cry It Out: What Is It and Is It Appropriate?

Beal, Judy A.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 42(3):180, May/June 2017.

Infant wakefulness at night is common. New parents often turn to the Internet for what to do when they encounter issues with their new baby that they're not sure how to handle, however, there are multiple websites offering advice that is not evidence-based. Our pediatric nursing expert, Dr. Beal, provides the most recent information on infant wakefulness at night for nurses to be able offer helpful advice to parents.