Secondary Logo

Journal Logo

Strategies to Successfully Implement an Eat, Sleep, Console Protocol

Eat, sleep, console is being incorporated into care of the newborn with neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome. Most of the published data is from quality improvement projects, however results appear promising in centering the mother as a caregiver and decreasing pharmacologic therapy and associated length of hospital stay. A review of the evidence is presented with strategies to implement the eat, sleep, console approach in the hospital setting.

Get Content & Permissions

The Gastrointestinal Microbiome in Infant Colic: A Scoping Review

Colic is known to self-resolve around three months of age. However, few researchers have investigated how the microbiome may be changing at colic's natural resolution without the intervention of a probiotic. With a better understanding of what leads to colic's self-resolution, future researchers may be able to identify more effective therapies for colic prevention or treatment. This scoping review presents the collective evidence from 21 original, primary research articles on what is known about the gastrointestinal microbiome at colic onset and resolution.

Get Content & Permissions

Infant Safe Sleep Initiative in a Small Volume Maternity Service

Safe infant sleep practices in the hospital are the foundation for safe sleep practices by parents and caregivers after hospital discharge and can decrease risk of sudden unexpected infant death. In this quality improvement project conducted in a small volume maternity service in a community hospital, details are offered about how to implement a safe infant sleep program based on recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Get Content & Permissions

Peripartum Cardiomyopathy and Spouses' Experiences of Persistent Uncertainty

Peripartum cardiomyopathy is a serious complication of pregnancy, affecting approximately 1 in 1000 women in the United States. In this study, spouses of women who were diagnosed with peripartum cardiomyopathy were interviewed. Participants described their experiences and the ongoing uncertainty of the future health of their wives. These data can help to guide care for spouses of women with pregnancy complications.

Get Content & Permissions

Relationship with the Father of the Baby and Pregnancy-Related Anxiety among Pregnant Black Women

In this study of 408 pregnant Black women, their relationship with the father of the baby was evaluated for its potential effect on pregnancy-related anxiety. Support from the father of the baby and conflict with the father of the baby significantly affected pregnancy-related anxiety. During prenatal care, discussions with the pregnant woman about the relationship with the father of the baby may be helpful in identifying stress and offering guidance as needed to decrease anxiety such as listening to their concerns, antenatal yoga, group prenatal classes, extended childbirth education, cognitive behavioral therapy, or counseling.

Get Content & Permissions

Maternal Distress in Disclosing a Nonlethal Fetal Anomaly Diagnosis to Family and Friends

Approximately 3% of pregnant women will learn of a fetal anomaly during their pregnancy. The anomaly could be diagnosed as lethal or non-lethal. In this study, women who received a diagnosis of non-lethal fetal anomaly share their experiences with disclosing this information with their family and friends. Most women describe the experience as very stressful and appreciated information and support from their health care team during pregnancy and postpartum.

Get Content & Permissions