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Consensus Reached on Feeding Infants and Children

Beal, Judy A.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(1):57, January/February 2021.

New consensus guidelines on infant feeding have been released from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Our pediatric nursing expert, Dr. Beal, summarizes the document and offers suggestions for dissemination.

Care During Pregnancy, Childbirth, Postpartum, and Human Milk Feeding for Individuals Who Identify as LGBTQ+

Griggs, Kellie M.; Waddill, Colette B.; Bice, April; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(1):43-53, January/February 2021.

Individuals who identify as LGBTQ+ need and deserve respectful, affirming, compassionate care during pregnancy, labor, birth, postpartum, and human milk feeding. A review is offered to promote high quality nursing care for this population. Details of providing human milk including inducing lactation and co-lactating are covered in detail.

Pregnant Women's Reports of the Impact of COVID-19 on Pregnancy, Prenatal Care, and Infant Feeding Plans

Burgess, Adriane; Breman, Rachel Blankstein; Bradley, Dani; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(1):21-29, January/February 2021.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on all aspects of health care including prenatal care, childbirth, and infant feeding. In this research, an interdisciplinary group of clinicians surveyed pregnant women across the United States using a pregnancy app to see how the pandemic has affected them during the childbirth process. The voices of these new mothers are highlighted in this study.

Pregnant Women's Reports of the Impact of COVID-19 on Pregnancy, Prenatal Care, and Infant Feeding Plans

Burgess, Adriane; Breman, Rachel Blankstein; Bradley, Dani; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(1):21-29, January/February 2021.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on all aspects of health care including prenatal care, childbirth, and infant feeding. In this research, an interdisciplinary group of clinicians surveyed pregnant women across the United States using a pregnancy app to see how the pandemic has affected them during the childbirth process. The voices of these new mothers are highlighted in this study.

Pregnant Women's Reports of the Impact of COVID-19 on Pregnancy, Prenatal Care, and Infant Feeding Plans

Burgess, Adriane; Breman, Rachel Blankstein; Bradley, Dani; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(1):21-29, January/February 2021.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on all aspects of health care including prenatal care, childbirth, and infant feeding. In this research, an interdisciplinary group of clinicians surveyed pregnant women across the United States using a pregnancy app to see how the pandemic has affected them during the childbirth process. The voices of these new mothers are highlighted in this study.

Pregnant Women's Reports of the Impact of COVID-19 on Pregnancy, Prenatal Care, and Infant Feeding Plans

Burgess, Adriane; Breman, Rachel Blankstein; Bradley, Dani; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(1):21-29, January/February 2021.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on all aspects of health care including prenatal care, childbirth, and infant feeding. In this research, an interdisciplinary group of clinicians surveyed pregnant women across the United States using a pregnancy app to see how the pandemic has affected them during the childbirth process. The voices of these new mothers are highlighted in this study.

Maternity Nurses' Responses to Maternal Early Warning Criteria

Gillespie, Kate H.; Chibuk, Amber; Doering, Jennifer; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(1):36-42, January/February 2021.

As the health care profession that provides the majority of hands-on, direct bedside clinical care, nurses are often the first to notice subtle and potentially concerning changes in maternal condition. In this study of nurses in a three-hospital system, nurses' response to maternal early warning signs were evaluated.

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Dada, Sophia

Pregnant Women's Reports of the Impact of COVID-19 on Pregnancy, Prenatal Care, and Infant Feeding Plans

Burgess, Adriane; Breman, Rachel Blankstein; Bradley, Dani; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(1):21-29, January/February 2021.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on all aspects of health care including prenatal care, childbirth, and infant feeding. In this research, an interdisciplinary group of clinicians surveyed pregnant women across the United States using a pregnancy app to see how the pandemic has affected them during the childbirth process. The voices of these new mothers are highlighted in this study.

Maternity Nurses' Responses to Maternal Early Warning Criteria

Gillespie, Kate H.; Chibuk, Amber; Doering, Jennifer; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(1):36-42, January/February 2021.

As the health care profession that provides the majority of hands-on, direct bedside clinical care, nurses are often the first to notice subtle and potentially concerning changes in maternal condition. In this study of nurses in a three-hospital system, nurses' response to maternal early warning signs were evaluated.

Birth and Breastfeeding in the Hospital Setting during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Spatz, Diane Lynn; Froh, Elizabeth B.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(1):30-35, January/February 2021.

In this study, women describe their experiences with being pregnant, getting prenatal care, childbirth education, giving birth, breastfeeding, and newborn visits during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Supportive nursing care and consistent messaging from caregivers were very important to help them handle the stress and uncertainty of the childbirth process in the midst of the pandemic.

Maternity Nurses' Responses to Maternal Early Warning Criteria

Gillespie, Kate H.; Chibuk, Amber; Doering, Jennifer; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(1):36-42, January/February 2021.

As the health care profession that provides the majority of hands-on, direct bedside clinical care, nurses are often the first to notice subtle and potentially concerning changes in maternal condition. In this study of nurses in a three-hospital system, nurses' response to maternal early warning signs were evaluated.

Secondary Traumatic Stress Among Labor and Delivery Nurses

Nicholls, Erika M.; Hermann, Robin M.; Giordano, Nicholas A.; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(1):14-20, January/February 2021.

Nurses who care for women during labor and birth often witness traumatic events such as pregnancy loss, a stillborn baby, perineal trauma, difficult operative vaginal birth, a depressed newborn at birth, maternal complications including amniotic fluid embolism, massive postpartum hemorrhage and at times, maternal death. These events can lead to secondary traumatic stress. In this study, labor and birth nurses in one three-hospital system share their experiences with secondary traumatic stress.

Toward Evidence-Based Practice

Rohan, Annie J.; Giurgescu, Carmen; Heck, Jennifer L.; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(1):60-62, January/February 2021.

Experts suggest how 6 research articles can be used in nursing practice.

Care During Pregnancy, Childbirth, Postpartum, and Human Milk Feeding for Individuals Who Identify as LGBTQ+

Griggs, Kellie M.; Waddill, Colette B.; Bice, April; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(1):43-53, January/February 2021.

Individuals who identify as LGBTQ+ need and deserve respectful, affirming, compassionate care during pregnancy, labor, birth, postpartum, and human milk feeding. A review is offered to promote high quality nursing care for this population. Details of providing human milk including inducing lactation and co-lactating are covered in detail.

Postpartum Depression in American Indian/Alaska Native Women: A Scoping Review

Heck, Jennifer L.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(1):6-13, January/February 2021.

American Indian, Native Alaskan, and Indigenous women are not well represented in the postpartum depression literature. In this review, gaps in the literature are identified and suggestions for future research are offered.

Maternal Mortality Among Indigenous Peoples

Heck, Jennifer L.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(1):59, January/February 2021.

Indigenous women have more adverse pregnancy outcomes when compared to women of other ethnic groups. Our guest global health and nursing columnist, Dr. Heck, highlights these disparities in the United States and across the world.

Toward Evidence-Based Practice

Rohan, Annie J.; Giurgescu, Carmen; Heck, Jennifer L.; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(1):60-62, January/February 2021.

Experts suggest how 6 research articles can be used in nursing practice.

Secondary Traumatic Stress Among Labor and Delivery Nurses

Nicholls, Erika M.; Hermann, Robin M.; Giordano, Nicholas A.; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(1):14-20, January/February 2021.

Nurses who care for women during labor and birth often witness traumatic events such as pregnancy loss, a stillborn baby, perineal trauma, difficult operative vaginal birth, a depressed newborn at birth, maternal complications including amniotic fluid embolism, massive postpartum hemorrhage and at times, maternal death. These events can lead to secondary traumatic stress. In this study, labor and birth nurses in one three-hospital system share their experiences with secondary traumatic stress.

Maternity Nurses' Responses to Maternal Early Warning Criteria

Gillespie, Kate H.; Chibuk, Amber; Doering, Jennifer; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(1):36-42, January/February 2021.

As the health care profession that provides the majority of hands-on, direct bedside clinical care, nurses are often the first to notice subtle and potentially concerning changes in maternal condition. In this study of nurses in a three-hospital system, nurses' response to maternal early warning signs were evaluated.

Secondary Traumatic Stress Among Labor and Delivery Nurses

Nicholls, Erika M.; Hermann, Robin M.; Giordano, Nicholas A.; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(1):14-20, January/February 2021.

Nurses who care for women during labor and birth often witness traumatic events such as pregnancy loss, a stillborn baby, perineal trauma, difficult operative vaginal birth, a depressed newborn at birth, maternal complications including amniotic fluid embolism, massive postpartum hemorrhage and at times, maternal death. These events can lead to secondary traumatic stress. In this study, labor and birth nurses in one three-hospital system share their experiences with secondary traumatic stress.

Toward Evidence-Based Practice

Rohan, Annie J.; Giurgescu, Carmen; Heck, Jennifer L.; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(1):60-62, January/February 2021.

Experts suggest how 6 research articles can be used in nursing practice.

Black Lives Matter: COVID, Crisis, and Color

Rohan, Annie J.; Simpson, Kathleen Rice

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(1):5, January/February 2021.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been stressful for nurses and childbearing women. Some women have experienced this stress more than others because they are disadvantaged, underserved, and have limited resources. Black women are especially at risk for poor pregnancy outcomes, not due to their race, but rather the long-standing structural racism and discrimination that are embedded in our health care system and society. MCN joins with other nursing organizations in recognizing racism as a public health crisis, one that nurses can do much to mitigate by their hands-on care, institutional and organizational leadership, policy making, and advocacy.

Toward Evidence-Based Practice

Rohan, Annie J.; Giurgescu, Carmen; Heck, Jennifer L.; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(1):60-62, January/February 2021.

Experts suggest how 6 research articles can be used in nursing practice.

Black Lives Matter: COVID, Crisis, and Color

Rohan, Annie J.; Simpson, Kathleen Rice

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(1):5, January/February 2021.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been stressful for nurses and childbearing women. Some women have experienced this stress more than others because they are disadvantaged, underserved, and have limited resources. Black women are especially at risk for poor pregnancy outcomes, not due to their race, but rather the long-standing structural racism and discrimination that are embedded in our health care system and society. MCN joins with other nursing organizations in recognizing racism as a public health crisis, one that nurses can do much to mitigate by their hands-on care, institutional and organizational leadership, policy making, and advocacy.

Maternal Transport

Simpson, Kathleen Rice

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(1):64, January/February 2021.

New resources about maternal transport have been published by the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Details of each of the resources are reviewed with recommendations for incorporating them into clinical practice.

2020 Breastfeeding Report Card: We Must Do More!

Spatz, Diane L.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(1):58, January/February 2021.

The 2020 Breastfeeding Report Card by the Centers Disease Control and Prevention was released in August 2020 in time for World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month. Our breastfeeding expert, Dr. Spatz, explains the findings and makes recommendations about what nurses can do to promote breastfeeding.

Birth and Breastfeeding in the Hospital Setting during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Spatz, Diane Lynn; Froh, Elizabeth B.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(1):30-35, January/February 2021.

In this study, women describe their experiences with being pregnant, getting prenatal care, childbirth education, giving birth, breastfeeding, and newborn visits during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Supportive nursing care and consistent messaging from caregivers were very important to help them handle the stress and uncertainty of the childbirth process in the midst of the pandemic.

Secondary Traumatic Stress Among Labor and Delivery Nurses

Nicholls, Erika M.; Hermann, Robin M.; Giordano, Nicholas A.; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(1):14-20, January/February 2021.

Nurses who care for women during labor and birth often witness traumatic events such as pregnancy loss, a stillborn baby, perineal trauma, difficult operative vaginal birth, a depressed newborn at birth, maternal complications including amniotic fluid embolism, massive postpartum hemorrhage and at times, maternal death. These events can lead to secondary traumatic stress. In this study, labor and birth nurses in one three-hospital system share their experiences with secondary traumatic stress.

Care During Pregnancy, Childbirth, Postpartum, and Human Milk Feeding for Individuals Who Identify as LGBTQ+

Griggs, Kellie M.; Waddill, Colette B.; Bice, April; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(1):43-53, January/February 2021.

Individuals who identify as LGBTQ+ need and deserve respectful, affirming, compassionate care during pregnancy, labor, birth, postpartum, and human milk feeding. A review is offered to promote high quality nursing care for this population. Details of providing human milk including inducing lactation and co-lactating are covered in detail.

Care During Pregnancy, Childbirth, Postpartum, and Human Milk Feeding for Individuals Who Identify as LGBTQ+

Griggs, Kellie M.; Waddill, Colette B.; Bice, April; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(1):43-53, January/February 2021.

Individuals who identify as LGBTQ+ need and deserve respectful, affirming, compassionate care during pregnancy, labor, birth, postpartum, and human milk feeding. A review is offered to promote high quality nursing care for this population. Details of providing human milk including inducing lactation and co-lactating are covered in detail.

Partnering with Patients and Families to Prevent Maternal Morbidity and Mortality

Wisner, Kirsten

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(1):56, January/February 2021.

Approximately 700 women die each year in the United States from pregnancy-related complications. American Indian/Alaska Native and Black women are disproportionately affected and are two to three times more likely to die than White women. Two-thirds of these deaths are likely preventable. Several organizations have developed campaigns to raise awareness about the urgent maternal warning signs; Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Council on Patient Safety in Women's Health Care. Our maternity nursing expert, Dr. Wisner, provides an overview.

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