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January/February 2021 - Volume 46 - Issue 1
pp: 5-64,E1-E2

Editorial


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 experien...

Hot Topics in Maternity Nursing


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. Ame...

Hot Topics in Pediatric Nursing


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 Science...

Breastfeeding


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 Aug...

Global Health and Nursing


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....

Toward Evidence-Based Practice


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.

Perinatal Patient Safety


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, Obs...


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 dep...

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 lo...

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, childbir...

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, ...

NCPD Connection


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, ...

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...