Feature ArticlesImplementing Patient-Centered Trauma-Informed Care for the Perinatal NurseKuzma, Elizabeth K. DNP, FNP-BC; Pardee, Michelle DNP, FNP-BC; Morgan, Anna BA Author Information University of Michigan School of Nursing, Ann Arbor. Corresponding Author: Elizabeth K. Kuzma, DNP, FNP-BC, Department of the Health Behavior and Biological Sciences, University of Michigan School of Nursing,400 N. Ingalls, Room 3181, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 ([email protected]). The authors would like to thank Ms Olivia Bassett-Kennedy and Ms Michelle Pineau, Administrative Assistants, for their highly valued contributions in formatting this article, including proofreading, in preparation for submission. Disclosure: The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Each author has indicated that he or she has met the journal's requirements for Authorship. Submitted for publication: May 11, 2020; accepted for publication: July 30, 2020. The Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing: October/December 2020 - Volume 34 - Issue 4 - p E23-E31 doi: 10.1097/JPN.0000000000000520 Buy Metrics Abstract Adverse childhood experiences and trauma significantly impact physical and mental health. Increased maternal perinatal depression/anxiety, preterm labor, and low birth weight, as well as infant morbidity and mortality, are some examples of the impact of trauma on perinatal health. Trauma-informed care begins with knowledge about trauma, the ability to recognize signs of a trauma response, responding to patients effectively, and resisting retraumatization. As holistic providers, perinatal nurses can create safe care environments, establish collaborative patient relationships based on trust, demonstrate compassion, offer patients options when possible to support patient autonomy, and provide resources for trauma survivors. This can prevent or reduce the negative impact of trauma and improve the health and well-being of infants, mothers, and future generations. This clinical article outlines key strategies for implementation of patient-centered trauma-informed perinatal nursing care. © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.