January/February 2009 - Volume 34 - Issue 1
pp: 5-72

Women's Lived Experience of Their Unexpected Birthing Process

Goldbort, Joanne Gerstner

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 34(1):57-62, January/February 2009.

Not every birth is a happy one, and not every woman comes away feeling satisfied with her experience. Read what these women had to say, and what you can do to help women like these feel happier with the birthing process.

Breastfeeding Immediately After Birth

Morin, Karen H.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 34(1):63, January/February 2009.

Intrapartum nurses possess the power to alter usual practices in institutions that discourage immediate breastfeeding, and help women to begin breastfeeding while still in L&D. The science tells us this increases breastfeeding duration overall.

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