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May-June 2010 - Volume 35 - Issue 3
pp: 129-180

GUEST EDITORIAL


Infertility and Reproductive Choice

Lewis, Judith A.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 35(3):129, May-June 2010.

The choice to become pregnant is sacrosanct, but for women struggling with infertility, the choice is a hollow one, filled with psychological stress and overwhelming decisions.

SECOND OPINION COLUMN


Should Ovum Retrieval Routinely Be Done Under Anesthesia?

Capitulo, Kathleen Leask; Hou, Xiaohong; Huang, Zhaoxia

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 35(3):130-131, May-June 2010.

Colleagues from China have written the two sides of this debate about whether ovum retrieval requires anesthesia.

NUTRITION FOR THE FAMILY


HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY


Is There a Relationship Between Cell Phone Electromagnetic Waves and Infertility?

McCartney, Patricia R.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 35(3):173, May-June 2010.

Now that we're using cell phones continuously, should we be concerned that they are implicated in the rising rates of infertility?

GLOBAL HEALTH AND NURSING


Global Infertility: Are We Caring Yet?

Callister, Lynn Clark

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 35(3):174, May-June 2010.

Rates of infertility worldwide are high, but many countries with low resources cannot offer help to the affected families.

TOWARD EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE: PDF Only


PERINATAL PATIENT SAFETY



Egg Donation: Issues & Concerns

Black, Jennifer J.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 35(3):132-137, May-June 2010.

Who is protecting the interests of the egg donor? What are the issues facing the donor? This article describes what nurses need to understand when working with women who have chosen to be egg donors.

Can Complementary/Alternative Medicine be used to Treat Infertility?

Bennington, Linda K.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 35(3):140-147, May-June 2010.

Haven't you known someone who used all the high tech infertility treatments available, to no avail, and then conceived after turning to acupuncture, or Chinese herbs, or some other "alternative" treatment? Ms. Bennington explains these CAM alternatives and what the research has shown about their effectiveness.

One Consequence of Infertility Treatment: Multifetal Pregnancy

Little, Cindy M.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 35(3):150-155, May-June 2010.

The dramatic rise in multiple gestations over the past decade is a result of the normalization of aggressive fertility treatments. This article describes the risks to the mother and the fetuses when higher order multiple pregnancy occurs.

Parenting After Infertility: Issues for Families and Infants

McGrath, Jacqueline M.; Samra, Haifa A.; Zukowsky, Ksenia; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 35(3):156-164, May-June 2010.

Once the infertility treatments have been successful, what challenges do the new parents face?

Nursing Considerations in the Case of Multifetal Pregnancy Reduction

Little, Cindy M.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 35(3):166-171, May-June 2010.

The ethical concerns about MFPR are many. Dr. Little has gathered all the pertinent information you need to better care for patients dealing with this sensitive procedure.