January/February 2005 - Volume 30 - Issue 1
pp: 6-76



Should Three-Dimensional Fetal Imaging Be Used for Nondiagnostic Portraits?

McClintock, Rocky

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 30(1):8, January/February 2005.

It’s all the rage: boutiques where women can go and get a souvenir 3-D picture of their fetus. Is this a good idea whose time has come? Is this the worst idea ever?

Infant Nutrition

THE NEW networking

toward evidence-based PRACTICE

Perinatal Patient Safety

Medications in Pregnancy and Lactation

McCarter-Spaulding, Deborah E.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 30(1):10-17, January/February 2005.

We all know that pregnant women should refrain from taking medications, yet we often prescribe and administer medications for them. Which medications are safe in pregnancy and lactation?

What Are the Responses & Needs of Mothers of Infants Diagnosed With Congenital Heart Disease?

Upham, Megan; Medoff-Cooper, Barbara

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 30(1):24-29, January/February 2005.

What happens to mothers who suddenly have to cope with the news that their newborn has a serious illness? How can nurses best help these women and families?

Mother-Infant CO-SLEEPING: Understanding the Debate and Maximizing Infant Safety

Mesich, Heather M.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 30(1):30-37, January/February 2005.

Perinatal and pediatric nurses are always being asked by parents whether it’s okay to sleep with their infants. What do you say? Are your answers based on the evidence? Read this article and find out what is truly known about this topic.

Are You Often Sad and Depressed?: Brief Measures to Identify Women at Risk for Depression in Pregnancy

Jesse, D. Elizabeth; Graham, Marilyn

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 30(1):40-45, January/February 2005.

These researchers sought to discover if a two-question depression scale could identify women at risk for depression. Read it and learn how to assess women accurately.

RED ALERT: Perinatal Hemorrhage

MacMullen, Nancy J.; Dulski, Laura A.; Meagher, Barbara

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 30(1):46-51, January/February 2005.

When it happens, it’s a true emergency. Why do pregnant and postpartum women hemorrhage? What nursing actions need to be taken?

Feeding Readiness in Preterm Infants: The Relationship Between Preterm Behavioral State and Feeding Readiness Behaviors and Efficiency During Transition From Gavage to Oral Feeding

White-Traut, Rosemary C.; Berbaum, Michael L.; Lessen, Brenda; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 30(1):52-59, January/February 2005.

Do you know the feeding readiness behaviors in preterm infants and how to assess for them? These researchers found that more feeding readiness behaviors could predict better feeding.

Screening for Through Maternal Diet

Lee, Seung-yeon; Hoerr, Sharon L.; Schiffman, Rachel F.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 30(1):60-66, January/February 2005.

This nursing research team determined that maternal diet quality is a consistent marker for infants at risk for poor diet quality. Read this study to see exactly which quick markers you can assess with the mothers in your practice.

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