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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033996/effects-of-implementing-the-alexander-technique-on-enjoying-the-sense-of-motherhood-in-the-postpartum-period
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Somayeh Banoofatemeh, Hamid Reza Oreyzi, Parvin Bahadoran
BACKGROUND: The broad concept of maternal well-being includes psychological concepts, social aspects, and aspects of becoming a mother. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of implementing the Alexander technique on enjoying the sense of motherhood. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was a clinical trial conducted in two phases. In the first phase, using the exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, 226 mothers were asked to undergo a scale test of enjoying the sense of motherhood after childbirth...
September 2017: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032630/risk-factors-of-poor-complementary-feeding-practices-in-pakistani-children-aged-6-23%C3%A2-months-a-multilevel-analysis-of-the-demographic-and-health-survey-2012-2013
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Muzi Na, Víctor M Aguayo, Mary Arimond, Christine P Stewart
Appropriate feeding practices are crucial for survival, growth, and development in childhood. This paper analyzes Pakistan's Demographic and Health Survey 2012-2013 to fill the knowledge gap in risk factors of poor complementary feeding practices in Pakistani children. Multilevel models were applied to fit the multistage cluster sample of 2,827 children aged 6-23 months from 489 communities. Introduction of solid, semi-solid, or soft foods (intro) was achieved in 67% infants aged 6-8 months. Among children aged 6-23 months, the proportion of children meeting minimum meal frequency, dietary diversity (MDD), and acceptable diet criteria were 63%, 22% and 15%, respectively...
October 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031815/uptake-and-correlates-of-contraception-among-postpartum-women-in-kenya-results-from-a-national-cross-sectional-survey
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Dunstan Achwoka, Jillian Pintye, Christine J McGrath, John Kinuthia, Jennifer A Unger, Norah Obudho, Agnes Langat, Grace John-Stewart, Alison L Drake
OBJECTIVES: To characterize uptake and correlates of effective contraceptive use postpartum. STUDY DESIGN: We analyzed data from a national, cross-sectional evaluation of prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission programs that enrolled women attending 6-week or 9-month infant immunization visits at 120 Kenyan maternal and child health clinics. We classified women who resumed sexual activity postpartum and did not desire a child within 2years as having a need for family planning (FP)...
October 12, 2017: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028671/prenatal-and-childhood-exposure-to-phthalate-diesters-and-thyroid-function-in-a-9-year-follow-up-birth-cohort-study-taiwan-maternal-and-infant-cohort-study
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Han-Bin Huang, Chia-Jui Chuang, Pen-Hua Su, Chien-Wen Sun, Chien-Jen Wang, Ming-Tsang Wu, Shu-Li Wang
BACKGROUND: Phthalates are widely used in industry, personal care products, and medications. Recent studies have suggested that phthalate exposure alters thyroid hormones. However, longitudinal studies concerning the association between phthalate exposure and thyroid function in children are scant. Therefore, we examined the association between pre- and postnatal phthalate exposure and thyroid function in children born in 2000-2001. METHODS: We studied 181 mother-child pairs in central Taiwan and followed-up the children from 2000 to 2009 at 2, 5, and 8 years old...
October 2017: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026757/socio-clinical-profile-of-married-women-with-history-of-induced-abortion-a-community-based-cross-sectional-study-in-a-rural-area
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Sumitra Pattanaik, Lipilekha Patnaik, Arpita Subhadarshini, Trilochan Sahu
BACKGROUND: Induced abortion contributes significantly to maternal mortality in developing countries yet women still seek repeat induced abortion in spite of the availability of contraceptive services. OBJECTIVES: (1) To study the sociodemographic profile of abortion seekers. (2) To study the reasons for procuring abortions by married women of reproductive age group. MATERIALS AND METHODS: It was a cross-sectional community-based study. All the married women of reproductive age group (15-49 years) with a history of induced abortion were selected as the subjects...
January 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026315/a-model-to-facilitate-collaborative-social-support-for-pregnant-students-in-secondary-schools
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Sogo F Matlala
Pregnancy among secondary school students remains a public health problem and is associated with school dropout as well as poor maternal and child health outcomes. Schools in South Africa no longer expel pregnant students as was the case before 2000. Instead, the government encourages them to remain in class to complete their education, but pregnant students often face stigma, and some drop out of school as a result. To remain in class and access antenatal care, pregnant students require social support from teachers, parents and professional nurses...
2017: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025635/how-ethiopia-achieved-millennium-development-goal-4-through-multisectoral-interventions-a-countdown-to-2015-case-study
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Jenny Ruducha, Carlyn Mann, Neha S Singh, Tsegaye D Gemebo, Negussie S Tessema, Angela Baschieri, Ingrid Friberg, Taddese A Zerfu, Mohammed Yassin, Giovanny A Franca, Peter Berman
BACKGROUND: 3 years before the 2015 deadline, Ethiopia achieved Millennium Development Goal 4. The under-5 mortality decreased 69%, from 205 deaths per 1000 livebirths in 1990 to 64 deaths per 1000 livebirths in 2013. To understand the underlying factors that contributed to the success in achieving MDG4, Ethiopia was selected as a Countdown to 2015 case study. METHODS: We used a set of complementary methods to analyse progress in child health in Ethiopia between 1990 and 2014...
November 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025051/integrating-behavioral-health-risk-assessment-into-centralized-intake-for-maternal-and-child-health-services
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Sarah Kye Price, D Crystal Coles, Tracey Wingold
Effectively promoting women's health during and around the time of pregnancy requires early, nonstigmatizing identification and assessment of behavioral health risks (such as depression, substance use, smoking, and interpersonal violence) combined with timely linkage to community support and specialized interventions. This article describes an integrated approach to behavioral health risk screening woven into a point of first contact with the health care delivery system: centralized intake for maternal and child health home visiting programs...
September 4, 2017: Health & Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022144/a-qualitative-evaluation-of-engagement-and-attrition-in-a-nurse-home-visiting-program-from-the-participant-and-provider-perspective
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Lana O Beasley, Leigh E Ridings, Tyler J Smith, Jennifer D Shields, Jane F Silovsky, William Beasley, David Bard
Beginning parenting programs in the prenatal and early postnatal periods have a large potential for impact on later child and maternal outcomes. Home-based parenting programs, such as the Nurse Family Partnership (NFP), have been established to help address this need. Program reach and impact is dependent on successful engagement of expecting mothers with significant risks; however, NFP attrition rates remain high. The current study qualitatively examined engagement and attrition from the perspectives of NFP nurses and mothers in order to identify mechanisms that enhance service engagement...
October 11, 2017: Prevention Science: the Official Journal of the Society for Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021370/integrating-nutrition-interventions-into-an-existing-maternal-neonatal-and-child-health-program-increased-maternal-dietary-diversity-micronutrient-intake-and-exclusive-breastfeeding-practices-in-bangladesh-results-of-a-cluster-randomized-program-evaluation
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Phuong Hong Nguyen, Sunny S Kim, Tina Sanghvi, Zeba Mahmud, Lan Mai Tran, Sadia Shabnam, Bachera Aktar, Raisul Haque, Kaosar Afsana, Edward A Frongillo, Marie T Ruel, Purnima Menon
Background: Maternal undernutrition is a major concern globally, contributing to poor birth outcomes. Limited evidence exists on delivering multiple interventions for maternal nutrition simultaneously. Alive & Thrive addressed this gap by integrating nutrition-focused interpersonal counseling, community mobilization, distribution of free micronutrient supplements, and weight-gain monitoring through an existing Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health (MNCH) program in Bangladesh.Objectives: We evaluated the effect of providing nutrition-focused MNCH compared with standard MNCH (antenatal care with standard nutrition counseling) on coverage of nutrition interventions, maternal dietary diversity, micronutrient supplement intake, and early breastfeeding practices...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017990/healthy-beyond-pregnancy-a-web-based-intervention-to-improve-adherence-to-postpartum-care-randomized-controlled-feasibility-trial
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Katherine Park Himes, Heidi Donovan, Stephanie Wang, Carrie Weaver, Jillian Rae Grove, Francesca Lucia Facco
BACKGROUND: During the postpartum visit, health care providers address issues with short- and long-term implications for maternal and child health. Women with Medicaid insurance are less likely to return for a postpartum visit compared with women with private insurance. Behavioral economics acknowledges that people do not make exclusively rational choices, rather immediate gratification, cognitive and psychological biases, and social norms influence decision making. Drawing on insights from decision science, behavioral economists have examined how these biases can be modulated through carefully designed interventions...
October 10, 2017: JMIR Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017353/maternal-and-child-nutrition-in-rural-chhattisgarh-the-role-of-health-beliefs-and-practices
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Devanshi Chanchani
From research in central Chhattisgarh, this paper interprets the bearing that healthcare beliefs and practices may have in shaping maternal and child nutrition both in the light of biomedical recommendations and within the context and constraints of a rural village setting. It contends that health beliefs and practices that are at variance from biomedical recommendations appear to have few consequences for gestational nutrition and for child health in relation to pregnancy. In the postpartum however, health ideas at variance from biomedical recommendations appear to have an important bearing on maternal nutrition and infant feeding, and may put mothers and children at risk of nutritional deficiency...
October 11, 2017: Anthropology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016491/expanding-prenatal-care-to-unauthorized-immigrant-women-and-the-effects-on-infant-health
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Jonas J Swartz, Jens Hainmueller, Duncan Lawrence, Maria I Rodriguez
OBJECTIVE: To measure the effect of access to prenatal care on unauthorized and low-income, new legal permanent resident immigrant women and their offspring. METHODS: We used a difference-in-differences design that leverages the staggered rollout of Emergency Medicaid Plus by county from 2008 to 2013 as a natural experiment to estimate the effect on health service utilization for women and health outcomes for their infants. Regular Medicaid pregnancies were used as an additional control in a triple difference design...
October 6, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992512/predictors-of-having-a-first-child-taken-into-care-at-birth-a-population-based-retrospective-cohort-study
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Elizabeth Wall-Wieler, Leslie L Roos, Marni Brownell, Nathan C Nickel, Dan Chateau
The objective of this study is to determine which maternal events and diagnoses in the two years before childbirth are associated with higher risk for having a first child taken into care at birth by child protection services. A population-based retrospective cohort of women whose first child was born in Manitoba, Canada between 2002 and 2012 and lived in the province at least two years before the birth of their first child (n=53,565) was created using linkable administrative data. A logistic regression model determined the adjusted odds ratios (AOR) of having a child taken into care at birth...
October 5, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991423/child-health-in-elementary-school-following-california%C3%A2-s-paid-family-leave-program
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Shirlee Lichtman-Sadot, Niryvia Pillay Bell
We evaluate changes in elementary school children health outcomes following the introduction of California’s Paid Family Leave (PFL) program, which provided parents with paid time off following the birth of a child. Our health outcomes--overweight, ADHD, and hearing-related problems--are characterized by diagnosis rates that only pick up during early elementary school. Moreover, our health outcomes have been found to be negatively linked with many potential implications of extended maternity leave--increased breastfeeding, prompt medical checkups at infancy, reduced prenatal stress, and reduced non-parental care during infancy...
2017: Journal of Policy Analysis and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990918/impact-evaluation-of-malaria-control-interventions-on-morbidity-and-all-cause-child-mortality-in-rwanda-2000-2010
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Erin Eckert, Lia S Florey, Jon Eric Tongren, S René Salgado, Alphonse Rukundo, Jean Pierre Habimana, Emmanuel Hakizimana, Kaendi Munguti, Noella Umulisa, Monique Mulindahabi, Corine Karema
The impressive decline in child mortality that occurred in Rwanda from 1996-2000 to 2006-2010 coincided with a period of rapid increase of malaria control interventions such as indoor residual spraying (IRS); insecticide-treated net (ITN) distribution and use, and improved malaria case management. The impact of these interventions was examined through ecological correlation analysis, and robust decomposition analysis of contextual factors on all-cause child mortality. Child mortality fell 61% during the evaluation period and prevalence of severe anemia in children 6-23 months declined 71% between 2005 and 2010...
September 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988434/maternal-and-obstetrical-outcome-in-35-cases-of-well-differentiated-thyroid-carcinoma-during-pregnancy
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Jan Boucek, Jorine de Haan, Michael J Halaska, Jan Plzak, Kristel Van Calsteren, Christianne J M de Groot, Karina Dahl Steffensen, Robert Fruscio, Elske T Massolt, Philipp Klaritsch, Paolo Zola, Frédéric Amant
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Thyroid cancer, with 6% to 10% of cancer diagnoses, is one of the most common malignancies during pregnancy. Its treatment poses a risk for the pregnancy, as the thyroid gland plays a crucial role in the evolution of pregnancy. The aim of this study is to evaluate treatment of primary well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma during pregnancy and fetal and maternal outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: This is an international cohort study. METHODS: Primary thyroid cancer patients were identified from the database of the International Network on Cancer, Infertility, and Pregnancy registration study...
October 8, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983715/father-s-role-in-preconception-health
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Milton Kotelchuck, Michael Lu
As part of the federal multi-agency conference on Paternal Involvement in Pregnancy Outcomes, the existing Fatherhood paradigm was expanded to include a new focus on Men's Preconception Health. This concept grew out of the women's preconception health movement and the maternal and child health (MCH) life course perspective, as well as pioneering research from the child development, public health data and family planning fields. It encourages a new examination of how men's preconception health impacts both reproductive outcomes and men's own subsequent health and development...
October 5, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983064/maternal-health-and-social-outcomes-after-having-a-child-taken-into-care-population-based-longitudinal-cohort-study-using-linkable-administrative-data
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Elizabeth Wall-Wieler, Leslie L Roos, James Bolton, Marni Brownell, Nathan C Nickel, Dan Chateau
BACKGROUND: We investigated whether mothers experience changes to their health and social situation after having a child taken into care by child protection services, then compared these outcomes with those found in mothers whose children were not taken into care. METHODS: The cohort includes mothers whose first child was born in Manitoba between 1 April 1998 and 31 March 2011. Mothers whose children were taken into care after age 2 (n=1591) were compared with a matched group of women whose children were not taken into care (n=1591)...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981762/malawi-three-district-evaluation-community-based-maternal-and-newborn-care-economic-analysis
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Giulia Greco, Emmanuelle Daviaud, Helen Owen, Reuben Ligowe, Emmanuel Chimbalanga, Tanya Guenther, Nathalie Gamache, Evelyn Zimba, Joy E Lawn
Malawi is one of few low-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa to have met the fourth Millennium Development Goal for child survival (MDG 4). To accelerate progress towards MDGs, the Malawi Ministry of Health's Reproductive Health Unit - in partnership with Save the Children, UNICEF and others - implemented a Community Based Maternal and Newborn Care (CBMNC) package, integrated within the existing community-based system. Multi-purpose Health Surveillance Assistants (HSAs) already employed by the local government were trained to conduct five core home visits...
October 1, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
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