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March/April 2021 - Volume 46 - Issue 2
pp: 68-124,E3-E5

Editorial


New Report on Understanding the Well-Being of LGBTQI+ Populations

Simpson, Kathleen Rice

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(2):68, March/April 2021.

In October 2020, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM, 2020) release...

Global Health and Nursing


Global Collaboration: Making a Difference for Mothers and Babies

Callister, Lynn Clark

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(2):116, March/April 2021.

Global partnerships that offer clinical simulation and education for nurses, midwives, physicians, a...

Perinatal Patient Safety


Safe Maternity Units and Perinatal High Reliability

Simpson, Kathleen Rice

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(2):117, March/April 2021.

A recent study on features of safe maternity units is remarkably similar to findings from 20 years a...

Hot Topics in Pediatric Nursing


Infant Mortality is Higher in Rural Counties

Beal, Judy A.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(2):118, March/April 2021.

Access to health care services is limited in rural areas of the United States. Two recent studies hi...

Toward Evidence-Based Practice


Toward Evidence-Based Practice

Krowchuk, Heidi V.; Rohan, Annie J.; Roth, Cheryl K.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(2):120-122, March/April 2021.

Experts suggest how 6 research articles can be used in nursing practice.

Hot Topics in Maternity Nursing


Improving Maternity Care by Eliminating Racism and Inequities

Killion, Molly M.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(2):123, March/April 2021.

Maternity care in the United States is not equitable for all women. Black and Indigenous People of C...

Breastfeeding


WIC: Is the United States investing in Breastfeeding or Agriculture?

Spatz, Diane L.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(2):124, March/April 2021.

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) serves 53% of all i...


Expectations of Motherhood and Quality of Life

Adams, Mary K.; Byrn, Mary; Penckofer, Sue; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(2):70-75, March/April 2021.

Expectations of motherhood during pregnancy and the experience of motherhood during the first 6 to 1...

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation for Pain Management for Women in Labor

Daniel, Linda; Benson, Jennifer; Hoover, Stephen

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(2):76-81, March/April 2021.

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) may be a low cost non-pharmacologic option for pa...

Knowledge and Attitudes of Maternity Nurses and Ancillary Team Members about Substance Addiction during Pregnancy and Postpartum

Munoz, Katrina; Suchy, Carol; Rutledge, Dana N.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(2):82-87, March/April 2021.

Maternity nurses and ancillary members of the maternity care team in one Magnet hospital were survey...

Prevention of Pruritis following Spinal Morphine for Scheduled Cesarean Birth

Payne, Christopher; Curtis, Brian; Dan, Devon; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(2):97-102, March/April 2021.

Pruritis after cesarean birth with spinal anesthesia using morphine is dose-related and common among...

Nurses' Experiences with Implementation of a Postcesarean Birth Opioid-Sparing Protocol

Jun, Jin; Sturza, Marisa; Maguire, Sarah; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(2):110-115, March/April 2021.

It has been estimated that approximately one in fifty women who receive an opioid prescription post-...

NCPD Connection


Probiotics for the Management of Infantile Colic: A Systematic Review

Simonson, Jennifer; Haglund, Kristin; Weber, Emma; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(2):88-96, March/April 2021.

Colic is defined as periods of inconsolable crying, fussing or irritability that have no apparent ca...

Impact of COVID-19 on Maternal Mental Health

Goyal, Deepika; Selix, Nancy W.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(2):103-109, March/April 2021.

The COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to have a negative affect on maternal mental health. Social ...