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Evidence shows that early formula supplementation leads to early weaning from exclusive breastfeeding. We implemented an evidence‐based practice project on skin‐to‐skin contact (SSC) for healthy term newborns at a large military treatment facility in an effort to decrease formula supplementation...
As family‐centered care has become the expected standard, many facilities follow the mother‐baby model, in which care is provided to both a woman and her newborn in the same room by the same nurse. My facility employed a traditional model of nursing care, which was not evidence‐based or...
Postpartum posttraumatic stress disorder (P‐PTSD) is a variant of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that, although relatively prevalent, is under‐researched. Up to one‐third of women in the United States describe childbirth as traumatic, with 9 percent of women meeting the criteria for PTSD...
At our university‐affiliated medical center, a major renovation of the women's health and birthing unit resulted in the temporary loss of the permanent tub used for water immersion therapy during labor. Because 40 percent of the women in the nurse‐midwifery practice utilize hydrotherapy, we...
The practice of perinatal regionalization is designed to ensure that newborns are born in facilities with a care level designation that is consistent with expected pregnancy outcomes. Regionalization practices have resulted in lower neonatal mortality and morbidity rates. However, despite...
Nurses and other clinicians help women to examine their lifestyles and consider changes to promote optimum health. When the question is about drinking alcohol, what is appropriate to recommend? While moderate intake may be beneficial for cardiovascular and bone health, drinking more than the...
Ovarian cancer is a major health concern for women. Women are often diagnosed late in the course of the disease, making the mortality rate high. Currently, screening methods for ovarian cancer are limited and, therefore, prevention methods remain an area of focus for researchers. Recent research...
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