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November/December 2020 - Volume 45 - Issue 6
pp: 321-380,E21-E24

Editorial


The MCN Editorial Fellowship

Simpson, Kathleen Rice; Rohan, Annie J.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 45(6):321, November/December 2020.

The first year of the MCN editorial fellowship is almost over. We share our experiences with the fel...

Hot Topics in Maternity Nursing


Empowering Women to Recognize Maternal Warning Signs

Killion, Molly M.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 45(6):372, November/December 2020.

In May 2020, the Council on Patient Safety in Women's Health Care released an Urgent Maternal Warnin...

Hot Topics in Pediatric Nursing


Childhood Food Insecurity

Beal, Judy A.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 45(6):373, November/December 2020.

Childhood food insecurity continues to be a problem in the United States and has been exacerbated by...

Breastfeeding


Disparities in Breastfeeding and Use of Pasteurized Donor Human Milk

Spatz, Diane L.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 45(6):374, November/December 2020.

Our breastfeeding expert, Dr. Spatz, advocates for using momentum from the Black Lives Matter campai...

Global Health and Nursing


Promoting Child and Adolescent Health

Callister, Lynn Clark

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 45(6):375, November/December 2020.

Forty distinguished global health professionals authored a report on the work of the World Health Or...

Toward Evidence-Based Practice


Perinatal Patient Safety


Labor Dystocia

Simpson, Kathleen Rice

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 45(6):380, November/December 2020.

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality commissioned a systematic review of the evidence on l...


Mothers Who Engage in Long-Term Informal Milk Sharing

McNally, Deirdre; Spatz, Diane L.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 45(6):338-343, November/December 2020.

When some new mothers are unable to breastfeed, they seek human milk through informal sources, usual...

Timing of Prenatal Care Initiation and Psychological Wellbeing in Black Women

Wong, Ana C.; Rengers, Brooke; Nowak, Alexandra L.; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 45(6):344-350, November/December 2020.

There are numerous barriers to initiation of prenatal care, some of which may be more prominent amon...

Pain and Depression Symptoms During the Third Trimester of Pregnancy

Vignato, Julie; Perkhounkova, Yelena; McCarthy, Ann Marie; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 45(6):351-356, November/December 2020.

In the third trimester of pregnancy, pain affects more than two-thirds of women and may occur with a...

Breastfeeding Monitoring Improves Maternal Self-Efficacy and Satisfaction

Ahmed, Azza H.; Roumani, Ali M.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 45(6):357-363, November/December 2020.

Breastfeeding apps available on smart phones may be a helpful tool for new mothers to achieve their ...

Connecting with Families through Virtual Perinatal Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Pasadino, Francine; DeMarco, Kathleen; Lampert, Elizabeth

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 45(6):364-370, November/December 2020.

Many changes to maternity care have been initiated as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. New York Ci...

CE Connection


Walking on Eggshells: An Update on the Stigmatizing of Teen Mothers

SmithBattle, Lee

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 45(6):322-327, November/December 2020.

Teen mothers are stigmatized in the media and health care settings. Stereotypes and discrimination c...

Preterm Labor and Birth: A Clinical Review

Griggs, Kellie M.; Hrelic, Debra A.; Williams, Nina; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 45(6):328-337, November/December 2020.

An overview of current evidence on risk factors and treatment for preterm labor and birth is present...