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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241146/iseeyou-evaluation-of-a-woman-centred-care-pilot-project-in-bachelor-midwifery-education-and-research
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Yvonne Fontein-Kuipers, Enja Romeijn
AIM: to evaluate the ISeeYou project that aims to equip first year Bachelor midwifery students to support them in their learning of providing woman-centred care. METHODS: the project has an ethnographic design. First year midwifery students buddied up to one woman throughout her continuum of the childbirth process and accompanied her during her antenatal and postnatal care encounters. Participant-observation was utilised by the students to support their learning...
November 28, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238228/prenatal-exposure-to-antipsychotic-medication-and-use-of-primary-health-care-system-in-childhood-a-population-based-cohort-study-in-denmark
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Anne Mette Lund Würtz, Claus Høstrup Vestergaard, Dorte Rytter, Merete Juul Sørensen, Jakob Christensen, Mogens Vestergaard, Bodil Hammer Bech
Background: Antipsychotic (AP) medication is increasingly used for many health conditions. Prenatal exposure to AP medication has been associated with several adverse outcomes, but the findings remain inconsistent. Purpose: We aimed to investigate prenatal exposure to AP medication and the use of primary health care system in childhood. Subjects and methods: All live-born singletons in Denmark during 1997-2012 were identified in the nationwide Danish National Patient Register and followed until December 31, 2013 (n = 963,010)...
2017: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236524/the-impact-of-the-professional-qualifications-of-the-prenatal-care-provider-on-breastfeeding-duration
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Jordyn T Wallenborn, Juan Lu, Robert A Perera, David C Wheeler, Saba W Masho
BACKGROUND: A prenatal commitment to breastfeed is a strong predictor for breastfeeding success. Prenatal care providers have the opportunity to educate and promote breastfeeding. However, differences in education and training between healthcare providers such as physicians and midwives may result in differing breastfeeding outcomes. This study explores whether breastfeeding initiation and duration differ by prenatal care provider. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Longitudinal data from the Infant Feeding Practices Survey II were analyzed (N = 2,832 women)...
December 13, 2017: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233487/genetic-counselling-patient-education-and-informed-decision-making-in-the-genomic-era
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REVIEW
Sylvia A Metcalfe
Genomic technologies are now being applied to reproductive genetic screening. Circulating cell-free DNA testing in pregnancy for fetal chromosomal abnormalities is becoming more widely used as a screening test, and expanded carrier screening for autosomal and X-linked recessive conditions for more than a hundred conditions is available to couples for testing before and during pregnancy. These are most typically available as a commercial test. The purpose of reproductive genetic screening is to facilitate autonomous reproductive choices...
December 7, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226192/qualitative-assessment-of-pregnant-women-s-perceptions-of-infant-sleep-boxes
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Carolyn R Ahlers-Schmidt, Christy Schunn, Michelle L Redmond, Sharla Smith, Molly Brown, Stephanie N Kuhlmann, Matthew Engel, Mary Benton
Although several states have implemented programs providing boxes for infant sleep, safe sleep experts express concern regarding the paucity of safety and efficacy research on boxes. The purpose of this study was to assess pregnant women's perceptions regarding use of baby sleep boxes. A convenience sample was recruited from a community prenatal education program. Twenty-eight women were administered a brief semistructured interview about their knowledge of baby sleep boxes, opinions about the boxes, and questions they would have...
2017: Global Pediatric Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223775/association-between-prenatal-bisphenol-a-and-phthalate-exposures-and-fetal-metabolic-related-biomarkers-the-hokkaido-study-on-environment-and-children-s-health
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Machiko Minatoya, Atsuko Araki, Chihiro Miyashita, Yu Ait Bamai, Sachiko Itoh, Jun Yamamoto, Yu Onoda, Kazuki Ogasawara, Toru Matsumura, Reiko Kishi
Bisphenol A and phthalates are widely detected in human urine, blood, breast milk, and amniotic fluid. Both bisphenol A and phthalates have been suggested as playing a role in obesity epidemics. Exposure to these chemicals during fetal development, and its consequences should be concerning because they can cross the placenta. Thus, this study aimed to assess the association between prenatal exposure to bisphenol A and phthalates, and cord blood metabolic-related biomarkers. Maternal serum was used during the first trimester, to determine prenatal exposure to bisphenol A and phthalates...
December 7, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223750/choosing-pre-conception-planning-for-women-families-counselling-and-informed-consent-part-2-pre-conception-reproductive-planning-lifestyle-immunization-and-psychosocial-issues
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REVIEW
R Douglas Wilson
OBJECTIVE: To inform reproductive and other health care providers about pre-conception evaluation, including considerations for reproductive planning, lifestyle modification, immunization status and attitudes, and psychosocial issues. OPTIONS: This counselling information can be used for patient education and planning and possible pre-conception and/or prenatal testing. OUTCOMES: This information may allow for improved risk assessment when pre-conception counselling for individual patients and their families is used...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221715/corrigendum-to-aiding-risk-information-learning-through-simulated-experience-arise-using-simulated-outcomes-to-improve-understanding-of-conditional-probabilities-in-prenatal-down-syndrome-screening-patient-educ-counselling-100-october-10-2017-1882-1889
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219619/prenatal-and-early-life-fructose-fructose-containing-beverages-and-mid-childhood-asthma
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Lakiea S Wright, Sheryl L Rifas-Shiman, Emily Oken, Augusto A Litonjua, Diane R Gold
RATIONALE: Cross-sectional studies have linked intake of high fructose corn syrup sweetened beverages with asthma in school children. OBJECTIVE: To examine associations of maternal prenatal and early childhood intake of sugar sweetened beverages and fructose with current asthma in mid-childhood (median 7.7years). METHODS: We assessed maternal pregnancy (1st and 2nd trimester average) and child (median 3.3years) intake of sugar sweetened beverages and total fructose using food frequency questionnaires in 1068 mother-child pairs from Project Viva, a prospective pre-birth cohort...
December 8, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202069/the-evolution-of-socioeconomic-status-related-inequalities-in-maternal-health-care-utilization-evidence-from-zimbabwe-1994-2011
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Marshall Makate, Clifton Makate
Background: Inequalities in maternal health care are pervasive in the developing world, a fact that has led to questions about the extent of these disparities across socioeconomic groups. Despite a growing literature on maternal health across Sub-Saharan African countries, relatively little is known about the evolution of these inequalities over time for specific countries. This study sought to quantify and explain the observed differences in prenatal care use and professional delivery assistance in Zimbabwe...
2017: Global Health Research and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198963/prenatal-phthalate-exposure-and-language-development-in-toddlers-from-the-odense-child-cohort
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Trine Staak Olesen, Dorthe Bleses, Helle Raun Andersen, Philippe Grandjean, Hanne Frederiksen, Fabio Trecca, Niels Bilenberg, Henriette Boye Kyhl, Louise Dalsager, Inge Kjær Jensen, Anna-Maria Andersson, Tina Kold Jensen
BACKGROUND: Phthalates are a group of chemicals found in a variety of consumer products. They have anti-androgenic properties and human studies have reported associations between prenatal phthalate exposure and neuropsychological development in the offspring despite different cognitive tests, different ages and varying timing of exposure. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association between prenatal phthalate exposure and language development in children aged 20-36months...
November 30, 2017: Neurotoxicology and Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196836/modifiable-and-non-modifiable-risk-factors-for-preterm-delivery-among-adolescent-and-young-adult-cancer-survivors
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Chelsea Anderson, Andrew B Smitherman, Stephanie M Engel, Hazel B Nichols
PURPOSE: A cancer diagnosis in adolescence and young adulthood (AYA, ages 15-39) may affect future pregnancy outcomes. Previous studies have reported an increased risk of preterm delivery (< 37 weeks of gestation) after maternal cancer treatment. In this analysis, we evaluated whether non-cancer characteristics modify the association between an AYA cancer history and preterm birth. METHODS: North Carolina Central Cancer Registry records (2000-2013) were linked to state birth certificate files (2000-2014) to identify births to AYA cancer survivors (n = 1,980)...
December 1, 2017: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195088/early-inhibitory-control-and-working-memory-abilities-of-children-prenatally-exposed-to-methadone
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Terri A Levine, Lianne J Woodward
BACKGROUND: Methadone maintenance is the most common method of treating opioid-dependent pregnant women. However, little is known about the impact of prenatal methadone exposure on child neurocognitive development. AIMS: To examine the early executive functioning of children born to methadone-maintained mothers, and to assess relations between executive functioning and later emotional and behavioral adjustment. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective longitudinal study...
November 28, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186413/antenatal-paternal-adjustment-and-paternal-attitudes-after-infertility-treatment
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T M Pinto, C Samorinha, I Tendais, S Silva, B Figueiredo
STUDY QUESTION: Do mode of conception [ART versus Natural (NC)] and depression have an interactive effect on antenatal paternal adjustment and paternal attitudes? SUMMARY ANSWER: Depression increased the negative effect of ART on antenatal paternal adjustment and paternal attitudes, specifically on antenatal marital relationship satisfaction. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Research on antenatal paternal adjustment and paternal attitudes after ART is scarce and has produced inconsistent results...
November 24, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178641/pediatric-healthcare-costs-for-patients-with-22q11-2-deletion-syndrome
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Peter Benn, Sushma Iyengar, Terrence Blaine Crowley, Elaine H Zackai, Evanette K Burrows, Solomon Moshkevich, Donna M McDonald-McGinn, Kathleen E Sullivan, Zachary Demko
BACKGROUND: The 22q11.2 deletion syndrome is a variably expressed disorder that can include cardiac, palate, and other physical abnormalities, immunodeficiency, and hypocalcemia. Because of the extreme variability in phenotype, there has been no available estimate of the total medical expenditure associated with the average case. METHODS: We have developed a model to estimate the cost from the time of diagnosis to age 20. Costs were based on patients seen at a specialty center but also considered those components of care expected to have been provided by external healthcare facilities...
November 2017: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177988/early-life-characteristics-and-neurodevelopmental-phenotypes-in-the-mount-sinai-children-s-environmental-health-center
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Melissa Furlong, Amy H Herring, Barbara D Goldman, Julie L Daniels, Mary S Wolff, Lawrence S Engel, Stephanie M Engel
Neurodevelopmental outcomes including behavior, executive functioning, and IQ exhibit complex correlational structures, although they are often treated as independent in etiologic studies. We performed a principal components analysis of the behavioral assessment system for children, the behavior rating inventory of executive functioning, and the Wechsler scales of intelligence in a prospective birth cohort, and estimated associations with early life characteristics. We identified seven factors: (1) impulsivity and externalizing, (2) executive functioning, (3) internalizing, (4) perceptual reasoning, (5) adaptability, (6) processing speed, and (7) verbal intelligence...
November 24, 2017: Child Psychiatry and Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168161/a-multilevel-approach-to-breastfeeding-promotion-using-healthy-start-to-deliver-individual-support-and-drive-collective-impact
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Chelsey Leruth, Jacqueline Goodman, Brian Bragg, Dara Gray
Purpose Breastfeeding has been linked to a host of positive health effects for women and children. However, disparities in breastfeeding initiation and duration prevent many low-income and African-American women from realizing these benefits. Existing breastfeeding promotion efforts often do not reach women who need support the most. In response, the Westside Healthy Start program (WHS), located in Chicago, Illinois, developed an ongoing multilevel approach to breastfeeding promotion. Description Key elements of our WHS breastfeeding model include individual education and counseling from pregnancy to 6 months postpartum and partnership with a local safety-net hospital to implement the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative and provide lactation support to delivering patients...
November 22, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165105/a-behavioral-strategy-to-minimize-air-pollution-exposure-in-pregnant-women-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Marzieh Araban, Sedigheh Sadat Tavafian, Saeed Motesaddi Zarandi, Ali Reza Hidarnia, Andrea Burri, Ali Montazeri
BACKGROUND: Pregnant women and their fetus belong to a sensitive group in response to air pollution hazards. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a theory-based educational program to change pollution exposure behavior in pregnant women. METHODS: In this randomized controlled trial, pregnant women attending a prenatal clinic in Tehran, Iran were selected and randomized into the experimental and control groups. The inclusion criteria were age between 18 and 35 years, having a history of pregnancies without adverse outcomes and not suffering from chronic diseases...
April 4, 2017: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161530/family-centered-breastfeeding-education-to-promote-primiparas-exclusive-breastfeeding-in-china
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Jian Ke, Yan-Qiong Ouyang, Sharon R Redding
BACKGROUND: Few breastfeeding education programs focus on primiparas and the importance of family members on exclusive breastfeeding in China. Research aim: This study aimed to explore the influence of a family-centered breastfeeding education program in promoting exclusive breastfeeding up to 6 months postpartum and to improve women's attitude and knowledge, family members' knowledge, and family support. METHODS: This was a two-group quasi-experimental design with multiple comparisons...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157031/early-prenatal-vitamin-d-concentrations-and-social-emotional-development-in-infants
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Devika Chawla, Bernard Fuemmeler, Sara Benjamin Neelon, Cathrine Hoyo, Susan Murphy, Julie Daniels
BACKGROUND: Many pregnant women in the USA have suboptimal vitamin D, but the impact on infant development is unclear. Moreover, no pregnancy-specific vitamin D recommendations have been widely accepted. AIMS: Given the ubiquitous expression of vitamin D receptors in the brain, we investigated the association between early prenatal plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentrations and children's social and emotional development in the Newborn Epigenetic Study, a prospective study of pregnancies from 2009 to 2011 in Durham, North Carolina, United States of America...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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