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July/August 2021 - Volume 46 - Issue 4
pp: 189-243,E8-E9

Editorial


Impact of COVID-19 on Pregnant Women and Maternity Nurses

Simpson, Kathleen Rice

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(4):189, July/August 2021.

There have been many changes in maternity care due to the COVID-19 pandemic that have affected pregn...

Hot Topics in Maternity Nursing


A New Standard for Care during Postpartum

Killion, Molly M.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(4):236, July/August 2021.

Several important studies have recently been published about care during postpartum. Our maternity n...

Hot Topics in Pediatric Nursing


Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Mental Health of Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults

Beal, Judy A.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(4):237, July/August 2021.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused much stress and anxiety among children, adolescents, and young adul...

Breastfeeding


The COVID-19 Pandemic and Breastfeeding: Concerns & Positive Opportunities

Spatz, Diane L.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(4):238, July/August 2021.

As nurses, we must continue to promote and protect the use of human milk and breastfeeding during an...

Global Health and Nursing


Promotion of High-Quality and Respectful Care of Newborns

Callister, Lynn Clark

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(4):239, July/August 2021.

Mothers and babies deserve high-quality, respectful maternity and newborn care. Our global health ex...

Toward Evidence-Based Practice


Toward Evidence-Based Practice

Rohan, Annie; Breman, Rachel Blankstein; Capitulo, Kathleen Leask; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(4):240-242, July/August 2021.

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

Perinatal Patient Safety


Workplace Safety

Simpson, Kathleen Rice

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(4):243, July/August 2021.

Nurses should be free from sexual harassment and assault in the work place. There are many other typ...


Maternal Self-Confidence and Breastfeeding after Participating in a Program about Infant Prone Positioning

Jesberger, Colleen; Chertok, Ilana Azulay; Wessells, Allyson; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(4):205-210, July/August 2021.

Infant prone positioning may be beneficial for breastfeeding. Women were interviewed after participa...

Implementing Trauma-Informed Strategies for Mothers of Infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Linn, Natalie; Stephens, Kimberly; Swanson-Biearman, Brenda; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(4):211-216, July/August 2021.

Trauma-informed care was the basis for this quality improvement project to help neonatal nurses and ...

Exercise and Stress in At-Risk Women during Pregnancy and Postpartum

Guo, Yuqing; Kehoe, Priscilla; Pimentel, Pamela; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(4):217-222, July/August 2021.

Exercise during pregnancy and postpartum may be a stress-reducing activity. In this study, 114 women...

Factors Associated with Perceived Insufficient Milk in the First Three Months of Breastfeeding

Wood, Natsuko K.; Odom-Maryon, Tamara; Smart, Denise A.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(4):223-229, July/August 2021.

Some women who are breastfeeding stop before they had planned when they perceive they have an insuff...

Characteristics of Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Cohorts Recruited During Pregnancy

Faro, Elissa Z.; Sauder, Katherine A.; Anderson, Amber L.; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(4):230-235, July/August 2021.

In this study, characteristics of cohorts that were initiated during pregnancy as part of the Enviro...

NCPD Connection


A Quality Improvement Project to Reduce Postcesarean Opioid Consumption

Kahn, Kristien Marie; Demarco, Kathleen; Pavsic, Joy; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(4):190-197, July/August 2021.

Opioid use reduction after cesarean birth has become a common initiative in hospitals in the United ...

The Lived Experience of Pain and Depression Symptoms during Pregnancy

Vignato, Julie; Beck, Cheryl Tatano; Conley, Virginia; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 46(4):198-204, July/August 2021.

Depressive symptoms and pain are prevalent during pregnancy. Untreated pain and depressive symptoms ...