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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900803/making-decisions-about-medication-use-during-pregnancy-implications-for-communication-strategies
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Molly M Lynch, Linda B Squiers, Katherine M Kosa, Suzanne Dolina, Jennifer Gard Read, Cheryl S Broussard, Meghan T Frey, Kara N Polen, Jennifer N Lind, Suzanne M Gilboa, Janis Biermann
Objective To explore women's perceptions of the risks and benefits associated with medication use during pregnancy and to better understand how women make decisions related to medication use in pregnancy. Methods We conducted online focus groups with 48 women who used medication during pregnancy or while planning a pregnancy, and 12 in-depth follow-up interviews with a subset of these women. Results We found that women were aware of general risks associated with medication use but were often unable to articulate specific negative outcomes...
September 12, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887720/early-folic-acid-supplement-initiation-and-risk-of-adverse-early-childhood-respiratory-health-a-population-based-study
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Vivian H Alfonso, Gretchen Bandoli, Ondine von Ehrenstein, Beate Ritz
Objectives Folate plays a vital role in biologic functions yet women often do not meet the recommended dietary intake in pregnancy. It has been suggested that high folic acid intake during pregnancy may increase the risk of respiratory diseases in offspring. However, findings from observational studies in human populations are inconclusive. Methods In this population-based study, we collected self-reported folic acid and prenatal vitamin supplement use during pregnancy 3-6 months postpartum from mothers in Los Angeles whose children were born in 2003...
September 8, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884450/illness-representations-of-pertussis-and-predictors-of-child-vaccination-among-mothers-in-a-strict-vaccination-exemption-state
#3
Rahul Garg, Abdulkarim Meraya, Pamela J Murray, Kimberly Kelly
Background Vaccine preventable diseases are making a comeback in the US. However, research is lacking on illness representations of vaccine preventable diseases and their application in improving childhood immunization. Objective We utilized the common sense model of self-regulation to examine illness representations of pertussis and their associations with child's receipt of any vaccine, up-to-date vaccination status, and mothers' intentions to follow the recommended vaccination schedule in the future. Methods We developed vaccine worry and vaccine hassles scales to assess mothers' worries and hassles for child vaccination, and used an open ended question to assess mother's illness representations of pertussis...
September 7, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884405/ethnicity-and-language-proficiency-differences-in-the-provision-of-and-intention-to-use-prenatal-screening-for-down-s-syndrome-and-congenital-anomalies-a-prospective-non-selected-register-based-study-in-the-netherlands
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Ingrid A Peters, Kirsten M Heetkamp, Nicolette T C Ursem, Eric A P Steegers, Semiha Denktaş, Maarten F C M Knapen
Objective We aimed to conduct an analysis of the associations between the information provision procedure of prenatal screening for Down's syndrome and congenital anomalies and the intention to participate in prenatal screening (PS) of ethnicity groups and Dutch language proficiency groups. Design Using a prospective web-based registration form, we asked counselors (midwives, general practitioners, nurses and gynecologists) to report whether and how they offered information about PS to pregnant women. Duration The study was conducted from 2008 to 2010...
September 7, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884375/patterns-of-alcohol-intake-of-pregnant-and-lactating-women-in-rural-western-australia
#5
Elizabeth Tearne, Kylee Cox, Roslyn Giglia
Objectives Monitoring surveys and research outline a paucity of alcohol consumption data for women in the period of lactation, particularly in rural areas of developed countries. Identifying the drinking profile of ante- and postnatal women in this population will aid in the effective dissemination of public health interventions. This paper will present the first alcohol consumption data of pregnant and breastfeeding women living in rural Western Australia (WA). Methods A prospective cohort of 489 mothers and their infants were recruited between April 2010 and November 2011...
September 7, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828547/placing-health-trajectories-in-family-and-historical-context-a-proposed-enrichment-of-the-life-course-health-and-development-model
#6
Marian Moser Jones, Kevin Roy
Purpose This article offers constructive commentary on The Life Course Health and Development Model (LCHD) as an organizing framework for MCH research. Description The LCHD has recently been proposed as an organizing framework for MCH research. This model integrates biomedical, biopsychosocial, and life course frameworks, to explain how "individual health trajectories" develop over time. In this article, we propose that the LCHD can improve its relevance to MCH policy and practice by: (1) placing individual health trajectories within the context of family health trajectories, which unfold within communities and societies, over historical and generational time; and (2) placing greater weight on the social determinants that shape health development trajectories of individuals and families to produce greater or lesser health equity...
August 21, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795311/the-rise-of-female-sterilization-a-closer-look-at-colombia
#7
Beatriz M Folch, Sarah Betstadt, Dongmei Li, Natalie Whaley
Objective In the 1970s, OCPs and IUDs were the most popular contraceptive methods in Colombia. According to data from the most recent Demographic and Health Survey (DHS), sterilization has become the most common form of birth control in Colombia. This study aims to examine the characteristics of Colombian women desiring long-acting contraception. Methods This study uses the 2005 and 2010 Colombian DHS dataset. Women who choose long-acting contraception were divided into those using female sterilization and those using long-acting reversible contraception (LARC)...
August 9, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780684/travel-time-to-hospital-for-childbirth-comparing-calculated-versus-reported-travel-times-in-france
#8
Hugo Pilkington, Caroline Prunet, Béatrice Blondel, Hélène Charreire, Evelyne Combier, Marc Le Vaillant, Jeanne-Marie Amat-Roze, Jennifer Zeitlin
Objectives Timely access to health care is critical in obstetrics. Yet obtaining reliable estimates of travel times to hospital for childbirth poses methodological challenges. We compared two measures of travel time, self-reported and calculated, to assess concordance and to identify determinants of long travel time to hospital for childbirth. Methods Data came from the 2010 French National Perinatal Survey, a national representative sample of births (N = 14 681). We compared both travel time measures by maternal, maternity unit and geographic characteristics in rural, peri-urban and urban areas...
August 5, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780683/title-v-workforce-development-in-the-era-of-health-transformation
#9
Lewis Margolis, Amy Mullenix, Alexsandra A Apostolico, Lacy M Fehrenbach, Dorothy Cilenti
Purpose The National Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development Center at UNC Chapel Hill (the Center), funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, provides Title V state/jurisdiction leaders and staff and partners from other sectors with opportunities to develop skills in quality improvement, systems mapping and analysis, change management, and strategies to enhance access to care to leverage and implement health transformation opportunities to improve the health of women and children. Description Since 2013, the Center has utilized a variety of learning platforms to reach state and jurisdiction Title V leaders...
August 5, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780682/assessing-the-risk-of-having-small-for-gestational-age-newborns-among-lebanese-underweight-and-normal-pre-pregnancy-weight-women
#10
Rym El Rafei, Hussein A Abbas, Hind Alameddine, Ayah Al Bizri, Imad Melki, Khalid A Yunis
Introduction It has been established that underweight women with low gestational weight gain (GWG) are at a higher risk of having Small for Gestational Age (SGA) newborns. However, the association remains poorly studied in Middle Eastern societies exhibiting different ethnic groups, genetic predisposing factors along with differences in nutritional food intake during pregnancy. The aim of this study is to assess the risk of having a SGA newborn among underweight and normal weight BMI women while studying the role of GWG in this association...
August 5, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779369/prevalence-and-risk-of-moderate-stunting-among-a-sample-of-children-aged-0-24-months-in-brunei
#11
Sinead Boylan, Seema Mihrshahi, Jimmy Chun Yu Louie, Anna Rangan, Hj Norsal Salleh, Hj Ilham Md Ali, Hjh Roseyati Dato Paduka, Timothy Gill
Objectives Globally, one-fifth of the world's children are stunted, however this statistic may be an underestimate as many countries lack comprehensive monitoring of height-for-age. Until a recent national health survey, Negara Brunei Darussalam has lacked the data to offer a comprehensive assessment of height-for-age among children. The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of and factors associated with stunting among children aged 0-24 months in Negara Brunei Darussalam (Brunei). Methods A cross-sectional analyses of 396 children aged <24 months...
August 4, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770386/state-by-state-variation-in-the-number-of-children-and-young-adults-in-nursing-homes-2005-2012
#12
Evan Jin, Rishi Agrawal
Objectives One goal of Healthy People 2020 is to reduce the number of children and young adults living in nursing homes. However, little is known about the prevalence of nursing home use among children and young adults on a state-by-state basis. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of nursing home use among children and young adults in each state from 2005 to 2012. The study also looked for prevalence trends between 2005 and 2012. Methods The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Minimum Data Set and US Census data were used to calculate the prevalence of nursing home residents among children and young adults aged 0-30 in each US state in 2012 and assess trends in each state from 2005 to 2012...
August 2, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766094/risk-of-depressive-symptoms-associated-with-morbidity-in-postpartum-women-in-rural-bangladesh
#13
Pamela J Surkan, Kwame S Sakyi, Parul Christian, Sucheta Mehra, Alain Labrique, Hasmot Ali, Barkat Ullah, Lee Wu, Rolf Klemm, Mahbubur Rashid, Keith P West, Donna M Strobino
Objectives Depression following pregnancy is common, but its extent and association with maternal morbidity in the first 6 months postpartum have not been well described in low resource settings such as rural Bangladesh. Methods We used data from a population-based, community trial of approximately 39,000 married rural Bangladeshi women aged 13-44 between 2001 and 2007 to examine the relation between women's reported morbidity symptoms from childbirth to 3 months postpartum, and subsequent depressive symptoms assessed at 6 months postpartum...
August 1, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766093/breastfeeding-and-exposure-to-past-current-and-neighborhood-violence
#14
Margaret L Holland, Kelly Thevenent-Morrison, Mona Mittal, Alice Nelson, Ann M Dozier
Objectives Breastfeeding has short- and long-term health benefits for children and mothers, but US breastfeeding rates are suboptimal. Exposure to violence may contribute to these low rates, which vary by race/ethnicity. We studied: (1) whether patterns of violence exposure differ by race/ethnicity and (2) whether these patterns are associated with breastfeeding outcomes. Methods We conducted a secondary analysis of data drawn from self-report surveys completed by a convenience sample of low-income postpartum women (n = 760) in upstate New York...
August 1, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766092/facilitators-and-barriers-to-disclosure-of-postpartum-mood-disorder-symptoms-to-a-healthcare-provider
#15
Betty-Shannon Prevatt, Sarah L Desmarais
Objectives This study explored perceived barriers and facilitators to disclosure of postpartum mood disorder (PPMD) symptoms to healthcare professionals among a community-based sample. Methods A sample of predominantly white, middle class, partnered, adult women from an urban area in the southeast United States (n = 211) within 3 years postpartum participated in an online survey including the Perceived Barriers to Treatment Scale, the Maternity Social Support Scale, the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scales-21, and items querying PPMD disclosure...
August 1, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766091/maximizing-opportunities-family-planning-and-maternal-infant-and-young-child-nutrition-integration-in-bondo-sub-county-kenya
#16
Chelsea M Cooper, Angella Ogutu, Everlyn Matiri, Hannah Tappis, Devon Mackenzie, Anne Pfitzer, Rae Galloway
Purpose This article shares learning from an innovative demonstration program integrating maternal, infant, and young child nutrition (MIYCN) and family planning (FP) services in western Kenya, providing recommendations for future work to expand MIYCN and FP integration. Description Six health facilities reorganized to integrate MIYCN and FP services and community health volunteers (CHVs) promoted MIYCN and FP in adjacent communities in Bondo Sub-County over a 1-year period. At the facility level, each provider was directed to provide both sets of services in a single room during FP, antenatal care, postnatal care, or child consultation visits (a "one stop shop" approach)...
August 1, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766090/what-do-pediatricians-tell-parents-about-bed-sharing
#17
Paula Schaeffer, Andrea G Asnes
Background and objectives Despite the risks of bed-sharing, little is known about what pediatricians tell parents about bed-sharing with infants and whether pediatricians provide specific recommendations outlined by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). This study aimed to understand pediatricians' opinions about bed-sharing and the advice pediatricians provide to parents about bed sharing. Methods The study employed a qualitative study design and the conceptual framework of the Theory of Planned Behavior...
August 1, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755049/maternal-newborn-and-child-health-after-the-2015-nepal-earthquakes-an-investigation-of-the-long-term-gendered-impacts-of-disasters
#18
Jan Brunson
Introduction Natural disasters in resource-poor countries have differential effects on socially disadvantaged groups such as women. In addition to the acute reproductive health needs of women during the immediate response phase of a disaster, research suggests that maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) may continue to be seriously impacted for numerous months, even years, after the event. Methods This ethnographic field research investigates the impacts of the 2015 Nepal earthquakes on mothers and children under five on the 6-month anniversary of the earthquakes...
July 28, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755048/contraceptive-implant-discontinuation-in-huambo-and-luanda-angola-a-qualitative-exploration-of-motives
#19
Mary Qiu, Jhony Juarez, Adelaide de Carvalho, Frederico Joao Carlos Juliana, Lucas Nhamba, Isilda Neves, Vita Vemba, Ligia Alves, Abreu Pecamena, Peter Winch
Introduction The Government of Angola is engaged in ongoing efforts to increase access to contraceptives, in particular contraceptive implants (CIs). Discontinuation of CIs, however, has been identified as being a challenge to this work, hindering the improvement of contraceptive prevalence, and in turn, maternal and child health. The objective of this study was to understand motives for contraceptive implant discontinuation in Luanda and Huambo, Angola. Methods We conducted 45 in-depth interviews and six focus groups amongst former and current contraceptive implant clients and family planning nurses in eight clinics across the provinces of Huambo and Luanda...
July 28, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755047/potential-impacts-of-modifiable-behavioral-and-environmental-exposures-on-reducing-burden-of-under-five-mortality-associated-with-household-air-pollution-in-nepal
#20
Sabrina Naz, Andrew Page, Kingsley Emwinyore Agho
Objectives Household air pollution (HAP) is one of the leading causes of respiratory illness and deaths among young children in low and lower-middle income countries. This study examines for the first time trends in the association between HAP from cooking fuel and under-five mortality and measures the potential impact of interventions to reduce HAP using Nepal Demographic and Health Survey datasets (2001-2011). Methods A total of 17,780 living children across four age-groups (neonatal 0-28 days, post-neonatal 1-11 months, child 12-59 months and under-five 0-59 months) were included and multi-level logistic regression models were used for analyses...
July 28, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
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