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Journal of Perinatal Education

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https://read.qxmd.com/read/30364409/-i-didn-t-know-what-to-ask-about-first-time-mothers-conceptions-of-prenatal-preparation-for-the-early-parenthood-period
#1
Petra PÄlsson, Linda J Kvist, Maria Ekelin, Inger Kristensson Hallström, Eva K Persson
The aim of this phenomenographic study was to describe first-time mothers' conceptions of prenatal preparation for the early parenthood period in relation to their experiences of early parenthood. Eighteen first-time mothers were interviewed approximately 1 month after giving birth. The categories identified in the analysis were: accessing appropriate sources of support, gaining knowledge to form realistic expectations , and mobilizing and strengthening personal resources . First-time mothers want health professionals to actively address postnatal issues as they have difficulties in knowing prenatally what knowledge will prepare them for early parenthood...
June 2018: Journal of Perinatal Education
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30364339/blueprint-for-advancing-high-value-maternity-care-through-physiologic-childbearing
#2
Melissa D Avery, Amy D Bell, Debra Bingham, Maureen P Corry, Suzanne F Delbanco, Susan Leavitt Gullo, Catherine H Ivory, John C Jennings, Holly Powell Kennedy, Katy B Kozhimannil, Lawrence Leeman, Judith A Lothian, Harold D Miller, Tony Ogburn, Amy Romano, Carol Sakala, Neel T Shah
The Blueprint for Advancing High-Value Maternity Care Through Physiologic Childbearing charts an efficient pathway to a maternity care system that reliably enables all women and newborns to experience healthy physiologic processes around the time of birth, to the extent possible given their health needs and informed preferences. The authors are members of a multistakeholder, multidisciplinary National Advisory Council that collaborated to develop this document. This approach preventively addresses troubling trends in maternal and newborn outcomes and persistent racial and other disparities by mobilizing innate capacities for healthy childbearing processes and limiting use of consequential interventions...
June 2018: Journal of Perinatal Education
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30364311/intrapartum-nurse-perception-of-labor-support-after-implementation-of-the-coping-with-labor-algorithm
#3
Kasey D Chance, Stacey J Jones, Carrie Lee Gardner
The purpose of this research project was to determine if using the Coping with Labor Algorithm would lead to changes in the perception of the intrapartum (IP) nurses' beliefs toward birth practices and frequency of labor support interventions. Twenty-three participants completed the preintervention survey, which included the IP Nurses' Belief Toward Birth Practice Scale and the Labor Support Scale. Following completion of the preintervention survey, participants received a copy of the Coping with Labor Algorithm and Toolkit and then began implementation of the Coping with Labor Algorithm...
June 2018: Journal of Perinatal Education
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30364308/traumatic-childbirth-and-its-aftermath-is-there-anything-positive
#4
Cheryl Tatano Beck, Sue Watson, Robert K Gable
Up to 45% of new mothers have reported experiencing birth trauma. For some individuals who have experienced a traumatic event, there can be a positive legacy called posttraumatic growth. Using Tedeschi and Calhoun's Posttraumatic Growth Model as the theoretical framework, the purpose of this pilot study was to determine levels of posttraumatic stress, core beliefs disruption, and posttraumatic growth in women who have experienced traumatic childbirth. Thirty mothers completed the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptom Scale-Self Report, Core Beliefs Inventory, and Posttraumatic Growth Inventory...
June 2018: Journal of Perinatal Education
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30364260/cognitive-breastfeeding-counseling-a-single-session-helps-improve-latch-score
#5
Kavita Sreekumar, Annely D'Lima, M P Silveira, Riddhima Gaonkar
Antenatal counseling improves the rate of exclusive breastfeeding. But routine antenatal counseling may not be effective in achieving this. Cognitive behavioral therapy derived techniques may be more useful in improving breastfeeding outcomes. We did this study to test the effectiveness of a single session of cognitive counseling compared to routine counseling in the third trimester for improving LATCH score. Fifty mother-baby dyads were enrolled. Twenty-six mothers underwent cognitive counseling and 24 mothers underwent routine counseling...
June 2018: Journal of Perinatal Education
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30364259/outcomes-of-care-for-1-892-doula-supported-adolescent-births-in-the-united-states-the-dona-international-data-project-2000-to-2013
#6
Courtney L Everson, Melissa Cheyney, Marit L Bovbjerg
This is the largest study to-date to report on outcomes of care for a national sample of doula-supported adolescent births ( n = 1,892, birth years 2000 to 2013). Descriptive statistics were calculated for maternal demographics, risk profiles, labor/birth interventions and occurrences, and birth outcomes. In this national sample, childbearing adolescents and their neonates experienced improved health outcomes and lower rates of intervention relative to national statistics for adolescent deliveries in the United States...
June 2018: Journal of Perinatal Education
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30364234/right-on-time-quinn-s-birth
#7
Kacy Cutler
In this column, Kacy shares the birth story of her daughter, Quinn. Through using comfort measures for labor that she learned in her exposure to Lamaze Childbirth Educators and Doulas, and by listening to her intuition, Kacy was able to have the hospital birth she desired.
June 2018: Journal of Perinatal Education
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30723379/development-of-an-interactive-pregnant-adolescent-nutrition-education-workshop
#8
Nancy J Wise, Mary Ann Cantrell, Frances Hadley, Kimberly Joyce
The health of pregnant adolescents affects the well-being of future generations. Modifying unhealthy eating patterns among pregnant adolescents is critical because of their association with risk of poor pregnancy and birth outcomes. Therefore, it is important to provide age- and developmentally appropriate nutrition education during this time. To sustain healthy behavior changes, nutrition interventions must be grounded in theory and reflect both motivating factors and barriers to healthy eating. Factors such as taste preferences, personal self-efficacy, developmentally appropriate nutrition education, and hands-on meal preparation have been identified as influences on dietary patterns in this population...
2017: Journal of Perinatal Education
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30723378/teaching-university-students-about-evidence-based-perinatal-care-effects-on-learning-and-future-care-preferences
#9
Elizabeth Soliday, Suzanne R Smith
U.S. university students hold generally medicalized views on childbirth, which contrast with evidence indicating that low-intervention birth is safest for most. Therefore, intentional efforts are needed to educate childbearing populations on perinatal care evidence. Toward that aim, this study involved teaching university students in an introductory class ( N = 50) about evidence-based perinatal care. Students completed a "future birth plan" and an essay on how their learning affected care preferences...
2017: Journal of Perinatal Education
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30723377/participation-in-a-quality-improvement-collaborative-and-change-in-maternity-care-practices
#10
Daurice A Grossniklaus, Cria G Perrine, Carol MacGowan, Kelley S Scanlon, Katherine R Shealy, Paulette Murphy, Marianne E McPherson, Charles J Homer, Laurence M Grummer-Strawn
Care immediately following birth affects breastfeeding outcomes. This analysis compared improvement in maternity care practices from 2011 to 2013 among hospitals participating in a quality improvement collaborative, Best Fed Beginnings (BFB), to hospitals that applied but were not selected (non-Best Fed Beginnings [non-BFB]), and other hospitals, using Centers of Disease Control and Prevention's Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC) survey data to calculate total and subscores for 7 care domains...
2017: Journal of Perinatal Education
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30723376/invested-in-success-a-qualitative-study-of-the-experience-of-centeringpregnancy-group-prenatal-care-for-perinatal-educators
#11
Monica Vekved, Deborah A McNeil, Siobhan M Dolan, Jodi E Siever, Sarah Horn, Suzanne C Tough
The objective of this study was to understand the central meaning of the experience of providing CenteringPregnancy for perinatal educators who were facilitators for the group sessions. Four perinatal educators participated in one-on-one interviews and/or a validation focus group. Six themes emerged: (a) "stepping back and taking on a different role," (b) "supporting transformation," (c) "getting to knowing," (d) "working together to bridge the gap," (e) "creating the environment," and (f) "fostering community...
2017: Journal of Perinatal Education
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30723375/kangaroo-mother-care-1-alleviation-of-physiological-problems-in-premature-infants
#12
REVIEW
Rebecca J Bear, David J Mellor
Kangaroo mother care (KMC) involves placing the newborn infant into prolonged and continuous skin-to-skin contact with the mother as soon as possible after birth, exclusive breastfeeding, early discharge from the health facility, and supportive follow-up at home. Claimed benefits of KMC as an aid to the clinical mitigation of some detrimental features of prematurity need to be evidence based. This article, the first of two, provides an overview of the impact of prematurity on those features of neonates to which KMC may be directed...
2017: Journal of Perinatal Education
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30723374/my-ordinary-everyday-boring-birth-story
#13
EDITORIAL
Kaitlin Solimine
Childbirth is a natural physiological process that when supported by appropriate childbirth professionals, can be an empowering, positive, and healthy experience for both mother and newborn. I wrote this birth story to exemplify what a normal, prepared, supported birth can look like in a country where the vast majority of births involve various medical interventions. Although I do not always explicitly reference these works, my childbirth and mothering journey has been informed by the scholarship of Robbie Davis-Floyd, Sheila Kitzinger, and Ina May Gaskin...
2017: Journal of Perinatal Education
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30723373/effects-of-comfort-education-on-maternal-comfort-and-labor-pain
#14
Abby E Garlock, Janet B Arthurs, Robert J Bass
The effects of providing education regarding comfort options available in the hospital setting on level of maternal comfort and pain during labor were explored in a quasi-experimental pretest/posttest comparison group design ( N = 80). No significant difference was found in maternal comfort or pain between the intervention group that received comfort education and the control group. Comfort education did result in change for plans to maintain comfort during labor ( p = .000), an increased use of comfort measures during labor ( p = ...
2017: Journal of Perinatal Education
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30723372/grand-multiparous-mothers-embodied-experiences-of-natural-and-technological-altered-births
#15
Susan E Fleming, Roxanne Vandermause, Michele Shaw, Billie Severtsen
In-depth interviews of a purposive sample ( n = 14) of grand multipara mothers (five or more births) was conducted to investigate the mothers' embodied experiences of natural, technologically altered births and oxytocin inductions in U.S. hospitals from 1973 to 2007. A comprehensive secondary analysis of the lived experiences of natural birth and the high use of technology and oxytocin during birth, which was found in an original theme of a previous study, was explored. An overarching theme emerged of Embodiment of Birthing in U...
2017: Journal of Perinatal Education
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30723371/rooming-in-creating-a-better-experience
#16
Lois O Theo, Emily Drake
There are both pros and cons to the practice of rooming-in in the hospital after birth. One concern with rooming-in is the impact this experience has on postpartum mothers. Although rooming-in has many benefits, a challenge that mothers face in the early postpartum period is balancing the needs of their newborns while getting adequate rest. To explore this further, semistructured interviews were conducted with 25 postpartum mothers during their hospital stay. The results revealed how postpartum mothers perceived their sleep quality, rooming-in experience, and overall satisfaction...
2017: Journal of Perinatal Education
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30723370/managing-gestational-weight-gain-obstetricians-perceived-barriers-and-interventions
#17
Gayle M Timmerman, Lorraine O Walker, Charles E L Brown
To support optimal health outcomes during pregnancy, understanding obstetricians' (OBs) recommendations for and barriers to managing gestational weight gain (GWG) can benefit childbirth educators. This mailed survey examined OBs' practices ( n = 63) for managing GWG along with perceived barriers. The most frequent recommendations were (a) increase activity (76.2%), (b) aerobic activity (63.5%), (c) patient education about weight management (61.9%), (d) increase fiber intake (61.3%), and (e) use of guidelines for weight gain (58...
2017: Journal of Perinatal Education
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30723369/making-sense-of-advice-about-drinking-during-pregnancy-does-evidence-even-matter
#18
Elizabeth Mitchell Armstrong
Women have been told not to drink during pregnancy for decades; last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extended that advice to all women who were at risk for experiencing a pregnancy. This commentary puts the recent CDC guidelines in historical perspective and considers the unintended consequences of public health messages that extend beyond what is supported by evidence.
2017: Journal of Perinatal Education
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30723368/miriam-s-beautiful-birth
#19
EDITORIAL
Basha Mindell
A mother describes the beautiful birth of her fifth child. Under the care of a midwife, she feels free, for the first time, to dream of a birth without interventions. During pregnancy, she visualizes, over and over again, the kind of birth she wants. Labor moves quickly, and she gives birth in her van on the way to the hospital. She encourages women to remember that their bodies know just what to do in labor.
2017: Journal of Perinatal Education
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30643377/perceived-benefits-of-childbirth-education-on-future-health-care-decision-making
#20
Jane Leach, Betty Bowles, Lauren Jansen, Martha Gibson
The aim of this qualitative study was to explore the perception of women regarding long-term effects of childbirth education on future health-care decision making. This qualitative study used a purposive sample of 10 women who participated in facilitated focus groups. Analysis of focus group narratives provided themes in order of prevalence: (a) self-advocacy, (b) new skills, (c) anticipatory guidance, (d) control, (e) informed consent, and (f) trust. This small exploratory study does not answer the question of whether childbirth education influences future health-care decision making, but it demonstrates that the themes and issues from participants who delivered 15-30 years ago were comparable to current findings in the literature...
2017: Journal of Perinatal Education
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