Pregnancy and Postpartum

May 2016 Vol. 4 No. 2

Author: Joanne B. Stevens, PhD, WHNP-BC, ARNP; Elizabeth Cooper, CNM, EdD; and Stasha Roberts, MSN, ARNP

Managing the prenatal care of adolescents is both challenging and rewarding. Given adolescents’ developmental needs, group prenatal care (GPC) such as that modeled after Centering- Pregnancy is particularly well suited to members of this age group. The authors share their strategies for providing developmentally appropriate GPC for adolescents.
Most females . . .

May 2016 Vol. 4 No. 2

Author: Amy J. Levi, PhD, CNM, WHNP-BC and Tara Cardinal, MN, CNM, ARNP

Early pregnancy loss (EPL), or miscarriage, is a common phenomenon in pregnancy; up to 30% of pregnancies result in miscarriage in women who have identified themselves as being pregnant.1 Various treatment modalities can be used to assist women who have experienced EPL, including expectant management, pharmacologic treatment, and vacuum . . .

February 2016 Vol. 4 No. 1

Author: By Suzanne F. Foley, PhD, WHNP-BC, RN

The postpartum period, defined traditionally as the first 6-8 weeks after birth, is a time of rapid change for new mothers and their families. Mothers are not only recovering physically but also making psychosocial adjustments related to their family role and relationships. In addition, mothers are adding or refining . . .