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Objectives One in five US babies are Hispanic, and many Hispanics are recent immigrants. This study’s goal is to compare reproductive health characteristics between Hispanic and non-Hispanic White (NHW) mothers and to determine whether those characteristics differ by Hispanic birth increases....
It is important to address smoking among women in general, and not only during pregnancy. We discuss the role of public and private sectors in smoking cessation and interventions.
Further research is needed to determine the long-term impact of this intervention and assess its applicability beyond this initial implementation. Ultimately, the findings from the evaluation of this pilot intervention and nursing-specific “Back to Sleep” curriculum demonstrate that it has a...
Unexplained racial/ethnic disparities in prenatal syphilis screening remain for blacks, but not Hispanics. Individual, provider, and program factors contribute to differences across and within groups.
This study suggests that cigarette smoke including secondhand exposure is not only hazardous to the mother but may also interfere with neural tube closure in the developing embryo.
Objectives This study: (1) investigated infant feeding attitudes and knowledge among socioeconomically disadvantaged mothers in an urban community with historically low breastfeeding rates, (2) examined the influence of women’s social networks on infant feeding attitudes and decisions, and (3)...
Breastfeeding rates in these rural communities lag behind national averages. Opportunities for increasing breastfeeding in rural communities include enhancing workplace support, maximizing the role of WIC, increasing hospital breastfeeding assistance, and creating a social environment in which...
Women in Oregon who were not aware of emergency contraception before pregnancy were more likely to have had an unintended birth when their marital status and age were taken into account. Unintended birth was more likely among women who were young, unmarried, lower income, and uninsured. Given...
In these practices already committed to a medical home model of care for CSHCN, immunization rates were at or above state and national averages before any intervention took place. Some groups of patients among these CSHCN were more likely to be delayed with immunizations, including those with...
Objectives Mothers with Chagas’ disease can transmit Trypanosoma cruzi to their fetuses, who often become carriers of the infection and are then at risk of developing severe cardiac disease later in the course of their lives. If identified early enough after birth, the infected newborns can be...
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