September/October 2013 - Volume 38 - Issue 5
pp: 265-326

Editorial


Second Opinion


Should Prophylactic Antibiotics Be Routinely Given to a Mother Before a Cesarean Birth?

Capitulo, Kathleen Leask; Klein, Victor R.; Wright, Michelle

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 38(5):266-267, September/October 2013.

The debate about when to administer antibiotics continues.

Nutrition for the Family


Health Information Technology


Global Health and Nursing


Toward Evidence-Based Practice: PDF Only


Toward Evidence-Based Practice.

Lewis, Judith A.; Krowchuk, Heidi VonKoss; Woodgate, Roberta

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 38(5):322-324, September/October 2013.

These nurses explain how 6 recent research studies are applicable to your practice.

Perinatal Patient Safety


Planned Home Birth

Simpson, Kathleen Rice

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 38(5):326, September/October 2013.

The shadow world of births at home has had a spotlight shined upon it by recent celebrities discussing its value. What should you say if women ask your opinion of home birth?


Mothers' Descriptions of Recovery from Postpartum Depression

Williams, Pamela

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 38(5):276-281, September/October 2013.

Nursing research has taught us a great deal about how to recognize postpartum depression. But how can we tell if a woman has recovered?

Exploration of Reasons for Feeding Choices in Hispanic Mothers

Waldrop, Julee

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 38(5):282-288, September/October 2013.

Cultural expectations and norms for Hispanic populations need to be understood if nurses are to help women make the best feeding choices for their infants.

Breastfeeding Concerns and Experiences of African American Mothers

Cottrell, Barbara H.; Detman, Linda A.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 38(5):297-304, September/October 2013.

As we attempt to increase the numbers of women who breastfeed initially and then continue to do so, these nurses give us the particulars on why some women do, and why they don't.

A New Context for Service: Healthcare for the 21st Century

Porter-O'Grady, Tim

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 38(5):313-318, September/October 2013.

In so many ways, the digital revolution has changed the way we practice our profession. Dr. Porter-O'Grady, one of the preeminent futurists in nursing, asks you to consider how you fit into this new “post digital” world of health care. MCN is thrilled to add Dr. Porter-O'Grady to our list of luminaries who publish in MCN.

CE Connection


Birth Plans: Tickets to the OR?

White-Corey, Shelley

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 38(5):268-273, September/October 2013.

If you've worked in enough labor and delivery suites, I'm sure you've heard it. But is there a relationship between birth plans and cesarean births?

Maternal Attitudes and Knowledge about Newborn Screening

Newcomb, Patricia; True, Barbara; Walsh, Judith; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 38(5):289-294, September/October 2013.

Newborn screening may be routine for us, but do the mothers of newborns really understand why we take the baby's blood, and what is done with it?

A Practical Approach to Implementing New CDC GBS Guidelines

Hill, Shawna M.; Bridges, Margie A.; Knudsen, Alexis L.; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 38(5):305-310, September/October 2013.

These nurses offer you a simpler way to implement new GBS guidelines. You'll be pleased after you read this!