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Role of the Father of the Baby on Maternal Mental Health and Birth Outcomes Among Black Women in the United States

Section Editor(s): Giurgescu, Carmen PhD, RN, WHNP

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: September/October 2018 - Volume 43 - Issue 5 - p 244
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000462
ONGOING COLUMNS: Guest Editorial

Understanding the role of the father of the baby in birth outcomes will provide the foundation for designing interventions to eliminate disparities in preterm birth among Black women. Our guest editor of this special topics series on the role of the father of the baby in maternal mental health and birth outcomes among Black women in the United States, Dr. Carmen Giurgescu, discusses the four featured articles and their potential contributions.

Carmen Giurgescu is an Associate Professor, College of Nursing, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. Dr. Giurgescu can be reached via e-mail at

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

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