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Journal of Perinatal Education

Debra L Wagner, Cynthia Washington
Postpartum discharge instructions are a crucial part of a mother's birth experience. Finding the method to provide those discharge instructions in a manner that increases the mother's satisfaction with her hospital experience is important. This quasi-experimental study examined the relationship between new mothers' interaction with nurses providing postpartum instructions by the traditional and class methods and their satisfaction with discharge teaching. The results indicated new mothers were satisfied with both methods of discharge teaching; however, they were more likely to report stronger agreement with overall satisfaction with the traditional method of discharge teaching than with attending the discharge class...
2016: Journal of Perinatal Education
Jeanne Pigeon Turenne, Marjolaine Héon, Marilyn Aita, Joanne Faessler, Chantal Doddridge
This article presents the development and evaluation of an educational intervention aiming at an evidence-based practice of skin-to-skin contact at birth among nurses of a maternity care unit. Based on the Iowa Model of Evidence-Based Practice to Promote Quality Care, four educational sessions were developed according to an active-learning pedagogy. Even if the nurses' practice did not fully meet the recommendations for skin-to-skin contact, a pre- and postintervention evaluation showed some positive results, such as a longer duration of skin-to-skin contact immediately after birth, delivery of some routine care directly on mothers' chest, and improved parent education...
2016: Journal of Perinatal Education
Rebecca L Dekker, Sarah King, Kara Lester
The purpose of this study was to describe how people use social media to find and disseminate information about evidence-based maternity care. We used a cross-sectional Internet-based survey design in which 1,661 participants were recruited from childbirth-related blogs. Participants answered questions about how they find, use, and share evidence-based maternity information using social media. Overall, women in this study were highly engaged in using social media to find and share maternity information. Most respondents were very interested in reading evidence-based maternity care articles online...
2016: Journal of Perinatal Education
Kimberly A Congden
Parent education traditionally focuses on childbirth, whereas the perinatal period gets little attention despite parents' reports of feeling unprepared. Lack of education surrounding newborn behavior leads to decreased maternal confidence and ineffective responsiveness to infant cues for feeding, crying, and sleep. This can cause overfeeding, lowered breastfeeding success, and contributes to parental stress which can impact maternal-infant bonding. Lack of postpartum maternal support adds to fatigue and stress which contributes to poor maternal well-being...
2016: Journal of Perinatal Education
Anita Berlin, Lena Törnkvist, Mia Barimani
This study investigated parents' experiences of parental education groups at antenatal and child health care centers, including content, presentation of content, the leader's role, and the importance of other participating parents. Twenty-one interviews with 26 parents from 6 cities across Sweden were analyzed with 3 content analysis approaches. Parents expressed both satisfaction and dissatisfaction with the content, presentation of content, and the leader's role. They reported that social contact with other parents was important, that parenthood topics were covered less frequently than child and childbirth-related topics, and that group activities were less frequent than lectures...
2016: Journal of Perinatal Education
Melissa Cheyney
In the past month, two new studies have been released-one in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM; Snowden et al., 2015) and the other in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (Hutton et al., 2015)-comparing out-of-hospital birth outcomes to hospital birth outcomes. These studies join a growing body of literature that consistently shows high rates of obstetric intervention in hospitals and also show low risk to neonates regardless of setting. However, the recent NEJM study found a small but statistically significant increase in risk for perinatal mortality for babies born out of hospital...
2016: Journal of Perinatal Education
Henci Goer
In this article, two recent studies comparing out-of-hospital birth and hospital birth are discussed. The author critiques the studies highlighting the possible reasons for differences in the findings related to home birth. In addition, the findings of both studies add to the body of knowledge that suggests there are risks associated with hospital birth.
2016: Journal of Perinatal Education
Jamie Linn Mueller
In this column, the author describes the vaginal birth of her twin daughters. Despite impending complications in the last weeks of her pregnancy that might have required a cesarean, this mother was committed to doing everything possible to give birth naturally. With the support of her husband as well as the obstetrician and the nurse, she was able to give birth to her daughters vaginally.
2016: Journal of Perinatal Education
Brooke Haugh
A woman's journey into motherhood and first encounters with breastfeeding are profound learning experiences. During the perinatal period of my first pregnancy, I kept a journal documenting my thoughts and feelings. What emerged from my journals is an autoethnography, revealing my new understandings of myself as a woman within a culture of mothers and a deeper understanding of myself as a learner. Anecdotal stories shared with me by other women became the impetus for my reflection during my journey into motherhood...
2016: Journal of Perinatal Education
Sheryl L Coley, Tracy R Nichols
In this study, we examined factors that influenced doula use among adolescent mothers in a community-based childbirth education and doula program. We used a qualitative case study approach to gather perspectives from adolescent mothers and doulas through semistructured interviews, field observations, and a focus group. These women collectively revealed multiple themes related to doula use among adolescent mothers, including relationship development and barriers to doula use at the individual and structural levels...
2016: Journal of Perinatal Education
Dina N BenDavid, Diane F Hunker, Kathleen C Spadaro
Postpartum depression (PPD) is often detected later than symptom onset, or even undetected, because of lack of prompt or adequate screening. An evidence-based PPD screening protocol using a telephone-based format within a primary care practice was developed to identify symptoms and initiate treatment between 2 and 3 weeks postpartum. The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale was used, with positive screens referred for provider and support services, and then tracked for follow-through. Fifty-two percent of women screened positive...
2016: Journal of Perinatal Education
Jill Radtke Demirci, Susan M Cohen, Maris Parker, Ashleigh Holmes, Debra L Bogen
We surveyed 146 postpartum women who birthed at 34-37 6/7 weeks of gestation and intended to breastfeed about their use of and preferences regarding technology to obtain perinatal and breastfeeding support. Most participants owned smartphones and used technology during pregnancy to track pregnancy data, follow fetal development, address pregnancy concerns, and obtain breastfeeding information. Internet, e-mail, apps, and multiplatform resources were the most popular technologies used and preferred. Demographic differences existed in mobile technology access and preferences for different technologies...
2016: Journal of Perinatal Education
Sharon Radzyminski, Lynn Clark Callister
All mothers at some point make a decision about whether to breast- or formula feed their infant. Marital status, education, age, culture, and confidence have all been identified as variables affecting this decision. Previous research has concentrated on the decision-making process in breastfeeding mothers. This qualitative descriptive study investigated the beliefs, attitudes, and decisions of both breast- and formula-feeding mothers. Four categories were identified influencing maternal decision making: (a) infant nutritional benefits, (b) maternal benefits, (c) knowledge about infant feeding, and (d) personal and professional support...
2016: Journal of Perinatal Education
Mary Jo Podgurski
Should childbirth educators connect education theory to technique? Is there more to learning about theorists than memorizing facts for an assessment? Are childbirth educators uniquely poised to glean wisdom from theorists and enhance their classes with interactive techniques inspiring participant knowledge and empowerment? Yes, yes, and yes. This article will explore how an awareness of education theory can enhance retention of material through interactive learning techniques. Lamaze International childbirth classes already prepare participants for the childbearing year by using positive group dynamics; theory will empower childbirth educators to address education through well-studied avenues...
2016: Journal of Perinatal Education
Kristen Mosier
Kristen shares the story of the birth of her son. She had a rapid labor and was not sure, because she was moving so quickly, that she could have the natural birth she planned. After a wait in triage, Kristen, with the support of her husband and mother, and with the encouragement, support, and protection of her midwife, gave birth to her son.
2016: Journal of Perinatal Education
Corry A Varner
The purpose of this article is to compare and contrast two forms of childbirth education: HypnoBirthing (the Mongan Method) and the Bradley Method (husband-coached natural childbirth). Evidence was obtained using a formal literature review, reading published books and workbooks on the two methods, and attending classes to document content delivered. Similarities and differences in content are reported along with birth outcomes from evaluations of the two methods. Tables with this content were formatted so that they can be used by educators and providers...
2015: Journal of Perinatal Education
Supannee Kanhadilok, Jacqueline M McGrath
The purpose of this integrative review was to describe factors that influence breastfeeding behaviors in adolescent mothers. Twenty-two articles met inclusion criteria. Findings showed that most adolescent mothers intended to breastfeed during pregnancy. Yet, breastfeeding initiation ranged from 39% to 69%. Almost half of adolescent mothers stopped within 1 month. Less than 25% continued to breastfeeding behaviors to 6 months. Factors that influenced breastfeeding decisions in adolescent mothers included social and cultural norms...
2015: Journal of Perinatal Education
Joan Esper Kuhnly, Marion Juliano, Patricia Swider McLarney
Preparing expectant parents of multiples required a unique prenatal education program. A thorough explanation of the course layout, curriculum, and content the faculty developed for this unique 9-hour program is presented. The unique implications for parenting multiples was highlighted throughout the program, which included expectations for late pregnancy, preparation for labor and birth, assuring infant safety, learning how to provide infant care, identifying sources of support, breastfeeding information and support, potential for neonatal intensive care, postpartum depression, and providing a multiple parent's personal perspective...
2015: Journal of Perinatal Education
Sharon Radzyminski, Lynn Clark Callister
The aim of this descriptive study was to investigate how health-care providers perceived their role in breastfeeding and maternal support. Data was collected via interviews of 53 health-care professionals that provided care to breastfeeding women. The emerging themes included (a) understanding the benefits of breastfeeding: often lacking current knowledge, (b) lacking consistency: gaps between knowledge of benefits and actual clinical practice, (c) not knowing how to help: lack of assessment and therapeutic skills, and (d) understanding the barriers to breastfeeding: how health-care providers can make a difference...
2015: Journal of Perinatal Education
Joyce K Edmonds, Taylor Cwiertniewicz, Kathrin Stoll
The childbirth preferences and attitudes of young women prior to pregnancy (N = 758) were explored in a cross-sectional survey. Sources of influential childbirth information and self-reported childbirth learning needs were described. Young women's attitudes about childbirth, including the degree of confidence in coping with a vaginal birth, whether birth is considered a natural event, and expectations of labor pain were associated with their mode of birth preference. Conversations with friends and family were the most influential source of childbirth information...
2015: Journal of Perinatal Education
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