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Prenatal Care for American Indian Women

American Indian women face many challenges in accessing maternal and infant care during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. A review of the evidence is presented with suggestions for home visits as a potential solution to improve maternity care access and enhance outcomes.

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Adolescents' Perceptions of Childbirth

This qualitative study of adolescents' experiences during labor and birth provides rich data about the vulnerable population of teen mothers. Findings offer suggestions for nursing care that can support teen mothers giving birth based on their concerns, expectations, and preferences.

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Supporting African American Mothers during Nurse Home Visits in Adopting Safe Sleep Practices

Sudden unexpected infant deaths are increasing in the United States. In this study, nurses from the Nurse Family Partnership who provide home visits to pregnant women and new mothers in Indiana participated in a focus group to discuss how to better support African American mothers in adopting safe sleep practices that can minimize risk of suddent infant death.

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Grief among Neonatal Intensive Care Nurses

Nurses in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) experience grief when an infant death occurs. In this study, the grief experience of NICU nurses is explored and recommendations for supporting them are offered.

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Mindful Moms: Motivation to Self-Manage Depression Symptoms

Mindful Moms is a self-management intervention involving nurse-led motivational interviewing and group-based mindful yoga. Women who participated in the program shared their experiences. Based on findings, Mindful Mom appears to be a feasible and acceptable approach to enhancing motivation to self-manage depressive symptoms in pregnant women.

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