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Incarcerating Pregnant and Parenting Women, the New Witch Hunt: A Policy Analysis.

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JaNeen Cross

Matern Child Health J 2019 Feb 28. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

Howard University, 601 Howard Place, Washington, DC, 20059, USA.

The mass incarceration of pregnant and parenting women is a serious problem in U.S. A policy focus is needed that takes a public health approach. Read More

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February 2019

In Appreciation of the Maternal and Child Health Journal's Peer Reviewers, 2018.

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Matern Child Health J 2019 Feb;23(2):131-137

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February 2019

Piloting a Telephone Based Health Coaching Program for Pregnant Women: A Mixed Methods Study.

Matern Child Health J 2019 Mar;23(3):307-315

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, NSW, Australia.

Objectives Get Healthy in Pregnancy (GHiP) is a telephone based lifestyle coaching service for pregnant women, in New South Wales, Australia. GHiP had two service options; a telephone-based health coaching program consisting of up to 10 calls and information only (including one call). This study sought to compare the outcomes of the two GHiP options, to determine the characteristics of women likely to use the service and to explore the feedback from women and health professionals. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10995-019-02735-2DOI Listing
March 2019
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Correction to: Do Insurance Mandates Affect Racial Disparities in Outcomes for Children with Autism?

Matern Child Health J 2019 Feb 7. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Department of Pharmacy Practice, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 4301 W. Markham St, 522, Little Rock, AR, USA.

The original version of this article unfortunately contained a mistake in the analysis of the Tables 4 and 5. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10995-018-02703-2DOI Listing
February 2019
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Determinants of Severe Maternal Morbidity and Its Racial/Ethnic Disparities in New York City, 2008-2012.

Matern Child Health J 2019 Mar;23(3):346-355

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 42-09 28th Street, Long Island City, NY, 11101, USA.

Objectives Severe maternal morbidity (SMM) is an important indicator for identifying and monitoring efforts to improve maternal health. Studies have identified independent risk factors, including race/ethnicity; however, there has been limited investigation of the modifying effect of socioeconomic factors. Study aims were to quantify SMM risk factors and to determine if socioeconomic status modifies the effect of race/ethnicity on SMM risk. Read More

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Driving Policy Change to Improve Micronutrient Status in Women of Reproductive Age and Children in Southeast Asia: The SMILING Project.

Matern Child Health J 2019 Jan;23(Suppl 1):79-85

Institute of Research for Development (IRD), UMR 204 Nutripass IRD/UM/SupAgro, Montpellier, France.

Objective The SMILING (Sustainable Micronutrient Interventions to Control Deficiencies and Improve Nutritional Status and General Health in Asia) project aimed at creating awareness and improving policies around micronutrient deficiencies in five Southeast Asian countries (Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia). Results The project showed large gaps in recent data on micronutrient status in most of the five countries. By updating existing, or creating national food composition tables, the SMILING project enabled analyses of food consumption in women of reproductive age and young children. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10995-018-02730-zDOI Listing
January 2019
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Evaluating the Whoops Proof S.C. Campaign: A Pair-Matched Group Pretest-Posttest Quasi-experimental Study.

Matern Child Health J 2019 Feb 1. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

Power to Decide, The Campaign to Prevent Unplanned Pregnancy, Washington, DC, USA.

Introduction: In South Carolina, 50% of all pregnancies are unintended. Intrauterine devices (IUDs) and the implant are recommended as top-tier contraceptive options for all women and adolescents. The Whoops Proof S. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10995-018-02729-6DOI Listing
February 2019
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Geographic Inequities in Coverage of Maternal and Child health Services in Haryana State of India.

Matern Child Health J 2019 Jan 30. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

School of Public Health, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.

Introduction India aims to achieve universal health coverage, with a focus on equitable delivery of services. There is significant evidence on extent of inequities by income status, gender and caste. In this paper, we report geographic inequities in coverage of reproductive, maternal and child health (MCH) services in Haryana state of India. Read More

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January 2019
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Early Menstrual Factors Are Associated with Adulthood Cardio-Metabolic Health in a Survey of Mexican Teachers.

Matern Child Health J 2019 Mar;23(3):356-368

Center for Research on Population Health, National Institute of Public Health, Cuernavaca, Mexico.

Objectives To evaluate whether age at menarche and time to menstrual regularity were related to cardio-metabolic risk factors in Mexican women. Methods The study population comprised 54,921 women from the 2008-2010 wave of the Mexican Teacher's Cohort. A modified Poisson approach was used; exposures were age at menarche and time to menstrual regularity (< 1 year vs. Read More

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A Qualitative Exploration of Mothers' Experiences Receiving Mental Health Services in a Supermarket Setting.

Matern Child Health J 2019 Jan 29. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

School of Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, 60 College Street, P.O. Box 208034, New Haven, CT, 06520-8034, USA.

Objectives Innovative mental health care delivery models have been proposed as a method to address disparities in access and utilization. The aim of this study is to characterize patients' perspectives and experiences of participating in one such innovative delivery model, group cognitive behavioral therapy within a supermarket setting. Methods In this qualitative study, 16 mothers were interviewed to explore their experiences and perspectives of receiving group-based cognitive behavioral therapy in a supermarket setting, as part of their participation in an academic-community research collaborative whose mission is to address mental health needs within low-resourced communities. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10995-018-2646-3DOI Listing
January 2019
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Dietary Diversity, Food Security, and Body Image among Women and Children on San Cristobal Island, Galapagos.

Matern Child Health J 2019 Jan 28. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health & Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA.

Objectives: We conducted a study of the food environment and nutritional status among women and children living on a Galapagos Island. Anthropometric and body silhouette data give insight into body size perceptions for women and their young children. We frame our findings in the context of the nutrition transition. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10995-018-02701-4DOI Listing
January 2019

Putting Implementation Science into Practice: Lessons from the Creation of the National Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development Center.

Matern Child Health J 2019 Jan 25. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

The National Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development Center, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA.

Purpose This article describes how implementation science informed the design of a national training and technical assistance (TA) center, and how implementation best practices have been used to improve the quality of training and technical assistance services offered to states/jurisdictions. Description An existing tool, based on the Implementation Drivers Framework (in: Fixsen et al., Implementation research: a synthesis of the literature, University of South Florida, The National Implementation Research Network, Tampa, 2005), was adapted to assess efforts of the National MCH Workforce Development Center (the Center) against known implementation best practices. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10995-018-02697-xDOI Listing
January 2019
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The Role of Parents' Nativity in Shaping Differential Risks of Food Insecurity Among US First Graders.

Matern Child Health J 2019 Jan 24. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Department of Geography, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.

Objectives Food insecurity remains a problem in the US, especially for children in immigrant families. We developed a novel measure of parental nativity and incorporated school effects to advance knowledge from prior studies. Methods Using hierarchical logistic models and data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-2011 Kindergarten Cohort, we examined how parental nativity and race/ethnicity, and school characteristics influence household food insecurity among a nationally representative sample of US first-graders in 2012. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10995-018-02717-wDOI Listing
January 2019

Understanding the Family Impact of Autism Spectrum Disorder in a Racially and Ethnically Diverse Sample: Findings from the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs.

Matern Child Health J 2019 Jan 23. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

Center for Leadership in Disability, Georgia Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Objectives Caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience stress at greater rates than caregivers of other children with developmental conditions. Little is known about how families from different racial and ethnic backgrounds report family impact beyond individual stressors associated with caregiving. This paper aims to examine differences in family impact variables among caregivers of ASD children from different racial/ethnic backgrounds. Read More

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s10995-018-02724-x
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January 2019
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MCH Workforce Capacity: Maximizing Opportunities Afforded by a Changing Public Health System.

Matern Child Health J 2019 Jan 22. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP), 1825 K Street NW, Suite 250, Washington, DC, 20006, USA.

Objectives A skilled workforce is essential to advancing maternal and child health (MCH) in a rapidly changing public health system. Little is known about the MCH workforce's existing capacity to maximize opportunities afforded by ongoing change. We assessed MCH workforce capacity in three areas: Systems Integration, Evidence-Based Decision-Making, and Change Management/Adaptive Leadership. Read More

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s10995-018-02728-7
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January 2019
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Next Steps for Measures of Physical Activity During Pregnancy.

Matern Child Health J 2019 Jan 21. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10995-018-02707-yDOI Listing
January 2019

Investigation of Pediatric Anemia in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Matern Child Health J 2019 Mar;23(3):416-421

Regional Epidemiology Unit, Pacific Island Health Officers Association, Honolulu, HI, USA.

Objective To report on the prevalence and etiology of pediatric anemia in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). Method A retrospective chart review was conducted that included patients up to 19 years of age who presented for well child care and whose hemoglobin or hematocrit was checked in the CNMI from 2014 to 2015. Lab values, diagnoses and treatment plans, patient reported ethnicity, and follow-up results were collected from eligible patients. Read More

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March 2019
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Predictors of Steroid Hormone Concentrations in Early Pregnancy: Results from a Multi-Center Cohort.

Matern Child Health J 2019 Mar;23(3):397-407

Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.

Objectives To identify factors predicting maternal sex steroid hormone concentrations in early pregnancy. Methods The Infant Development and the Environment Study recruited healthy pregnant women from academic medical centers in four US cities. Gold standard liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry was used to measure maternal sex steroids concentrations (total testosterone [TT], free testosterone [FT], estrone [E1], estradiol [E2], and estriol [E3] concentrations) in serum samples from 548 women carrying singletons (median = 11. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6397082PMC
March 2019
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Associations Between Maternity Care Practices and 2-Month Breastfeeding Duration Vary by Race, Ethnicity, and Acculturation.

Matern Child Health J 2019 Jan 18. Epub 2019 Jan 18.

Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, MSC 10 5590, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 87131-0001, USA.

Objectives This study examines the associations between specific maternity care practices and breastfeeding duration for Spanish-speaking Hispanic, English-speaking Hispanic, non-Hispanic Native American, and non-Hispanic White women. Methods We analyzed data from the 2012-2014 New Mexico Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System. We used survey language as a proxy measure of acculturation and categorized women as Spanish-speaking Hispanic, English-speaking Hispanic, non-Hispanic Native American, and non-Hispanic White. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10995-018-02711-2DOI Listing
January 2019
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Parents as Role Models: Associations Between Parent and Young Children's Weight, Dietary Intake, and Physical Activity in a Minority Sample.

Matern Child Health J 2019 Jan 17. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

University of Miami, 1601 NW 12 Avenue, Miami, FL, 33136, USA.

Objective We examined the association between parent and child fruit and vegetable (F&V) intake, physical activity (PA), and body mass index in an ethnic minority and low-income sample. Methods The study sample consisted of 86 children ages 5-7 years (80% Hispanic) and their parents. Three parent health variables (healthy weight, recommended F&V servings per day, and recommended weekly PA) were used to create a healthy role model index. Read More

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January 2019
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Clusters of Behavioral Health and Psychosocial Risk for Childbearing Women in Four Virginia Communities.

Matern Child Health J 2019 Mar;23(3):287-291

School of Social Welfare, University of Kansas School of Social Welfare, 1545 Lilac Ln, Lawrence, KS, 66045, USA.

Introduction Four Virginia communities participated in a community services enhancement pilot to centralize intake and referral for childbearing women eligible for home visiting support through the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program. Methods As an aspect of the study, project-trained intake workers administered behavioral health and psychosocial risk screening (including emotional health, substance use, interpersonal violence, and smoking) during intake eligibility assessment. Participants identified as at-risk were referred for community intervention concurrently with referral to MIECHV services. Read More

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s10995-018-02720-1
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March 2019
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Medical Provider Promotion of Oral Health and Women's Receipt of Dental Care During Pregnancy.

Matern Child Health J 2019 Jan 16. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Center on Social Disparities in Health, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Objectives Dental care during pregnancy is important. We examined whether promotion of oral health by medical providers during pregnancy and pregnant women's receipt of dental care improved between 2009 and 2012 in California. Methods We used population-based postpartum survey data collected during 2009 (n = 3105) and 2012 (n = 6810) to compare the prevalence of women's reports that, during pregnancy, (a) their medical providers discussed oral health and/or suggested they see a dentist, and (b) they received dental care. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10995-018-02714-zDOI Listing
January 2019
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Conditions of Poverty, Parent-Child Interactions, and Toddlers' Early Language Skills in Low-Income Families.

Matern Child Health J 2019 Jan 16. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Health Behavior and Health Promotion Center for Health Outcomes, Policy, and Evaluation Studies, College of Public Health, The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA.

Objectives The study examined the relations between parent-child interaction in the first year of life to toddlers' language skills at age 2 years for a sample of children reared in poverty; of specific interest was testing the Family Stress Model, which proposes that the conditions of poverty influence children's language skills through caregiver well-being (e.g., distress, depression) and interaction dysregulation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10995-018-02726-9DOI Listing
January 2019
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Adult-Oriented Health Reform and Children's Insurance and Access to Care: Evidence from Massachusetts Health Reform.

Matern Child Health J 2019 Jan 10. Epub 2019 Jan 10.

Boston Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, USA.

Objective A national debate is underway about the value of key provisions within the adult-oriented Affordable Care Act (ACA)-the individual mandate, expansion of Medicaid eligibility, and essential benefits. How these provisions affect child health insurance and access to care may help us anticipate how children may be affected if the ACA is repealed. We study Massachusetts health reform because it enacted these key provisions statewide in 2006. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10995-019-02731-6DOI Listing
January 2019

Characteristics of women without a postpartum checkup among PRAMS participants, 2009-2011.

Matern Child Health J 2019 Jan 10. Epub 2019 Jan 10.

Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA.

Introduction For uncomplicated pregnancies in the United States, a healthcare visit 4 to 6 weeks postpartum is recommended to assess a woman's mental, social, and physical health. We studied whether sociodemographic characteristics and pregnancy and delivery factors were related to the likelihood of missing a postpartum checkup. Methods We conducted a cross-sectional analysis of 64,952 women who completed the United States Centers for Disease Control Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Phase 6 survey in 2009-2011 from 17 states and New York City that included a Yes/No question about receiving a maternal postpartum checkup. Read More

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January 2019
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Using Infant Mortality Data to Improve Maternal and Child Health Programs: An Application of Statistical Process Control Techniques for Rare Events.

Matern Child Health J 2019 Jan 9. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

National Institute for Children's Health Quality, 30 Winter Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02108, USA.

Introduction The infant mortality rate (IMR) in the United States remains higher than most developed countries. To understand this public health issue and support state public health departments in displaying and analyzing data in ways that support learning, states participating in the Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network to Reduce Infant Mortality (IM CoIIN) created statistical process control (SPC) charts for rare events. Methods State vital records data on live births and infant deaths was used to create U, T and G charts for Kansas and Alaska, two states participating in the IM CoIIN who sought methods to more effectively analyze IMR for subsets of their populations with infrequent number of deaths. Read More

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January 2019
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Risk Factors for Postpartum Emergency Department Visits in an Urban Population.

Matern Child Health J 2019 Jan 9. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA.

Objectives To identify risk factors associated with urban postpartum emergency department utilization. Methods This case-control study included 100 matched pairs of postpartum women who had delivered at a large, integrated urban medical system in Bronx, New York, in 2012-2013, with the cases having had an emergency department visit within 42 days of delivery. The cases, identified utilizing administrative and billing data, were matched 1:1 with controls by labor unit, delivery mode and date, excluding nonviable pregnancies. Read More

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January 2019
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Social Support During Pregnancy Modifies the Association Between Maternal Adverse Childhood Experiences and Infant Birth Size.

Matern Child Health J 2019 Mar;23(3):408-415

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University at Albany School of Public Health, 1 University Place, Rensselaer, NY, 12144, USA.

Introduction Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can deleteriously affect health, including pregnancy and birth outcomes occurring later in life. Identification of modifiable factors during pregnancy that buffer the ill effects of adversity is warranted. Social support during pregnancy can promote better birth outcomes, yet it is unknown whether it could also mitigate perinatal risks stemming from ACEs. Read More

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March 2019
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Adapting the 2015 Mother-Baby Friendly Birth Facility Guidelines for Semi-nomadic Pastoralist Communities in Laikipia and Samburu Counties of Kenya.

Matern Child Health J 2019 Jan 9. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne, Level 5, 333 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, 3000, Australia.

Purpose To adapt the 2015 International Federation of Gynecologists and Obstetricians (FIGO), International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), White Ribbon Alliance (WRA), International Pediatric Association (IPA), and WHO auspiced Guidelines on Mother-Baby Friendly Facilities to a particular sub-population; seminomadic pastoralist communities of Laikipia and Samburu Counties, Kenya. We anticipate an increased utilization of childbirth services by improving their acceptability. Description We drafted a Pastoralist Friendly Birthing Facility Checklist based on the FIGO/ICM/WRA/IPA/WHO guidelines and previous research in this context. Read More

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January 2019

Associations Between Maternal Exposure to Child Abuse, Preterm Birth, and Very Preterm Birth in Young, Nulliparous Women.

Matern Child Health J 2019 Jan 7. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA, 30322, USA.

Objectives Preterm birth (PTB) is a leading cause of infant morbidity and mortality. One goal of Healthy People 2020 is to understand the role of preconception lifecourse exposures in relation to pregnancy outcomes, including PTB. The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between maternal exposure to multiple forms of childhood abuse and PTB and very preterm birth (vPTB), utilizing a national, population-based sample. Read More

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January 2019
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Leveraging Public Health Research to Inform State Legislative Policy that Promotes Health for Children and Families.

Matern Child Health J 2019 Jan 7. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

Family Policy Program, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA.

Purpose Engagement in policy is an essential public health service, with state legislatures serving as important arenas for activity on issues affecting children and families. However, a gap in communication often exists between policymakers and public health researchers who have the research knowledge to inform policy issues. We describe one tool for researchers to better leverage public health research to inform state legislative policymaking on issues of relevance to children and families. Read More

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January 2019
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Engaging Intergenerational Hispanics/Latinos to Examine Factors Influencing Childhood Obesity Using the PRECEDE-PROCEED Model.

Matern Child Health J 2019 Jan 7. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

Center for Latino Community Health, Evaluation, and Leadership Training, Department of Health Science, California State University Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Blvd, SSPA-024, Long Beach, CA, 90840, USA.

Introduction Hispanics/Latinos are disproportionately affected by obesity in the U.S. Multiple factors place Hispanic/Latino children at risk for overweight, warranting guidance of a socio-ecologic approach to examine causes of obesity. Read More

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January 2019
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Household Food Insufficiency and Children Witnessing Physical Violence in the Home: Do Family Mental Illness and Substance Misuse Moderate the Association?

Matern Child Health J 2019 Jan 7. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

Saint Louis University, St. Louis, USA.

Objectives Research to date indicates that parents and children residing in food insufficient homes incur a host of negative health outcomes. Recently, studies have suggested that these homes are also at risk of violence between family members. Our objective is to examine the link between household food insufficiency and physical violence in the home using a recent, nationally representative sample, and to determine whether family mental illness and/or substance misuse inform this association. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10995-018-02725-wDOI Listing
January 2019

Relationship Between Prepregnancy Overweight, Obesity, and Preterm Birth in Puerto Rico.

Matern Child Health J 2019 Jan 7. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, College of Public Health, University of Georgia, Health Sciences Campus 101 Buck Road, Athens, GA, 30605, USA.

Objectives We examined the association between prepregnancy body mass index (PP-BMI) and preterm birth (PTB) among women in Puerto Rico (PR) as a potentially modifiable risk factor. Methods We conducted a retrospective study using the birth certificate data files from 2005 to 2012 developed by the PR Department of Health to examine the relationship between PP-BMI and PTB. Logistic regression was used to determine crude and adjusted odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) for the categories of PP-BMI of overweight (25-29. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10995-018-02719-8DOI Listing
January 2019

Temporal Themes in Periviable Birth: A Qualitative Analysis of Patient Experiences.

Matern Child Health J 2019 Mar;23(3):422-430

Department of Bioethics and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY, USA.

Objective Periviable birth accounts for a very small percentage of preterm deliveries but a large proportion of perinatal and neonatal morbidity. Understanding parental experiences during and after periviable deliveries may help healthcare providers determine how to best support women during these medically complex, emotionally charged clinical encounters. Methods This is a qualitative study with a voluntary sample of women who delivered between 22 and 25 weeks gestation at an academic medical center from 2014 to 2016. Read More

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EMR Adaptations to Support the Identification and Risk Stratification of Children with Special Health Care Needs in the Medical Home.

Matern Child Health J 2019 Jan 8. Epub 2019 Jan 8.

Department of Pediatrics, Columbia University Medical Center, 622 West 168th Street, VC 417, New York, NY, 10032, USA.

Introduction Children with special health care needs (CSHCN) are a high risk population with complex medical issues and needs. It is challenging to care for them in a busy, pediatric practice without understanding how many exist and how best to allocate resources. EMRs can be adapted to develop registries and stratify patients to promote population health management. Read More

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January 2019
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Exploring the Risks of Repeated Pregnancy Among Adolescents and Young Women in the Philippines.

Matern Child Health J 2019 Jan 5. Epub 2019 Jan 5.

Institute for Social Science Research, The University of Queensland, 80 Meiers Road, Indooroopilly, QLD, 4068, Australia.

Objective Knowledge of the factors which influence repeat pregnancy can inform much needed evidence-based prevention programs. This study aims to identify correlates of repeat pregnancy in the Philippines. Methods We used data from five Philippine Demographic and Health Surveys (1993-2013). Read More

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January 2019

Application of a RE-AIM Evaluation Framework to Test Integration of a Mindfulness Based Parenting Intervention into a Drug Treatment Program.

Matern Child Health J 2019 Mar;23(3):298-306

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University, 1233 Locust St., Suite 400, Philadelphia, PA, 19107, USA.

Background The RE-AIM framework was applied to the Mindfulness Based Parenting (MBP) intervention to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of this innovative trauma informed model in a drug treatment program. The MBP intervention is aimed at mitigating the stress experienced by women in treatment for substance use disorders, and thereby improving parenting and dyadic attachment between mother and child. Methods This was a single arm pre-test post-test design using repeated measure data collected between 2013 and 2016. Read More

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Educational Attainment and Pregnancy Outcomes: A Danish Register-Based Study of the Influence of Childhood Social Disadvantage on Later Socioeconomic Disparities in Induced Abortion, Spontaneous Abortion, Stillbirth and Preterm Delivery.

Matern Child Health J 2019 Jan 5. Epub 2019 Jan 5.

Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Øster Farimagsgade 5, P.O. Box 2099, 1014, Copenhagen K, Denmark.

Objectives Socioeconomic disparities in pregnancy outcomes have been found across times and places, but there is a lack of studies investigating the underlying causes. The present study investigated the influence of child protective services in the pregnant woman's family of origin as a proxy of childhood social disadvantage. Methods The study population comprised all registered pregnancies in Denmark during the period from 2000 to 2009 that resulted in an induced abortion, spontaneous abortion, stillbirth or live birth (N = 786,054). Read More

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January 2019

Ultra-processed Food Consumption by Pregnant Women: The Effect of an Educational Intervention with Health Professionals.

Matern Child Health J 2019 Jan 4. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

Departamento de Saúde Pública, Botucatu Medical School - São Paulo State University (UNESP), Avenida Professor Montenegro, Distrito de Rubião Júnior, s/n., Botucatu, SP, 18.618-970, Brazil.

Objectives Nutrition during pregnancy is related with many maternal and child outcomes. To investigate the consumption of ultra-processed foods is one of the newest methods to evaluate food consumption, but these studies in pregnant women are rare. Methods We conducted a non-randomized controlled educational intervention on healthy eating and physical activity during pregnancy in primary health care units of Botucatu, São Paulo, Brazil. Read More

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January 2019
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Associations of Asian Ethnicity and Parental Education with Overweight in Asian American Children and Adolescents: An Analysis of 2011-2016 National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys.

Matern Child Health J 2019 Jan 4. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

School of Public Health, University of California, 50 University Hall #7360, Berkeley, CA, 94720, USA.

Objectives Asian Americans are highly diverse in cultural, socioeconomic, and health conditions. We aimed to identify socioeconomic and cultural profiles of subgroups of Asian American children at high risk of obesity or overweight to inform targeted interventions. Methods A sample of 841 Asian American children and adolescents ages 6-19 from the 2011-2016 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey was used. Read More

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January 2019

Impacts of Medical Marijuana Laws on Young Americans Across the Developmental Spectrum.

Matern Child Health J 2019 Jan 4. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

School of Medicine, University of California, 505 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, CA, 94143, USA.

Introduction State legalization of marijuana for medical purposes could increase illicit marijuana use among young people. Medical marijuana laws may boost the availability of marijuana and reduce perceptions of its harmfulness, leading more young people to try it. Prior studies report little evidence that these laws are impacting marijuana consumption by young Americans, and none have systematically compared developmentally distinct age groups. Read More

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January 2019
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Impact of Maternal Perinatal Anxiety on Social-Emotional Development of 2-Year-Olds, A Prospective Study of Norwegian Mothers and Their Offspring : The Impact of Perinatal Anxiety on Child Development.

Matern Child Health J 2019 Mar;23(3):386-396

Department of Child Health, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway.

Introduction Anxiety in women is highly prevalent during pregnancy and in the postnatal period. Anxiety disorders in mothers have been linked to adverse outcomes in their children's development. However, large-scale prospective studies on this issue, covering both the prenatal and postnatal period with follow-up periods beyond the first year of life are scarce. Read More

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March 2019
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Psychological Flexibility and Depression in New Mothers of Medically Vulnerable Infants: A Mediational Analysis.

Matern Child Health J 2019 Jan 4. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

Department of Family and Community Medicine, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, 6431 Fannin, JJL 324, Houston, TX, 77030, USA.

Objectives Maternal depression in the postpartum period is prevalent and associated with negative child outcomes, including behavior problems and cognitive delays. Mothers of children admitted directly after birth to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) are at even higher risk for depressive symptoms and infants born premature and/or at low birth weight may be more vulnerable to the adverse effects of maternal depression. Understanding mechanisms, particularly modifiable mechanisms, involved in the development or persistence of depressive symptoms is critically important for developing effective treatments. Read More

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January 2019
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Learning from Women with a Body Mass Index (Bmi) ≥ 30 kg/m who have Breastfed and/or are Breastfeeding: a Qualitative Interview Study.

Matern Child Health J 2019 Jan 4. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

Centre for Health Psychology, Division of Psychology and Mental health, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, University of Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK.

Objectives Women with a BMI ≥ 30 kg/m are less likely to initiate and maintain breastfeeding compared to women with a BMI ≤ 30 kg/m. Reasons for this disparity are not understood. Therefore, this qualitative interview study aimed to learn from women with a BMI ≥ 30 kg/m who have breastfed. Read More

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January 2019

Improving Micronutrient Status of Vulnerable Groups in South-East Asia: The SMILING Experience.

Matern Child Health J 2019 Jan;23(Suppl 1):1-3

Institute of Research for Development (IRD), UMR Nutripass IRD, UM/SupAgro, Montpellier, France.

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January 2019
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Low Birth Weight Among Infants Born to Black Latina Women in the United States.

Matern Child Health J 2019 Jan 2. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

Department of Pediatrics, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 225 E Chicago Avenue, Box 45, Chicago, IL, 60611, USA.

Objectives To explore associations between race, nativity, and low birth weight (LBW) among Latina and non-Latina women, with special attention to the Black Latina subgroup. Methods Using US natality data from 2011 to 2013, we designed a population-based study to compare LBW (< 2500 g) rates across six groups of women with self-identified race (N = 7,865,264)-White and Black Latina, foreign-born and US-born; non-Latina Black; and non-Latina White-creating 4 models for analysis: unadjusted (Model 1) and adjusted for sociodemographic factors (Model 2), sociodemographic plus medical risk factors (Model 3), and Model 3 factors plus smoking (Model 4). Results Infant LBW rate for Black Latinas (7. Read More

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January 2019
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Coordinating Outpatient Care for Pregnant and Postpartum Women with Opioid Use Disorder: Implications from the COACHH Program.

Matern Child Health J 2019 Jan 2. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

Massachusetts Health Policy Commission, 50 Milk Street, 8th Floor, Boston, MA, 02109, USA.

Purpose With the rise of opioid use disorder (OUD) among women of childbearing age, effective care models must address the complex needs of pregnant and postpartum women with OUD. This paper describes promising practices and implementation challenges from the Collaborative Outreach and Adaptable Care at Hallmark Health (COACHH) program, which utilizes a collaborative care team to coordinate outpatient care for pregnant and postpartum women with OUD. Description Semi-structured interviews were conducted with members of the COACHH team to discuss program logistics and takeaways. Read More

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January 2019
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Barriers to Unmarried Father Involvement During Infancy: Qualitative Study from Professionals' Perspectives.

Matern Child Health J 2019 Jan 2. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

Minneapolis Health Department, 250 South 4th Street, #510, Minneapolis, MN, 55415, USA.

Introduction Unmarried fathers in the U.S. face barriers to establishing a relationship with their newborn children that married fathers do not confront. Read More

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January 2019
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Maternal and Child Health Nutrition Faculty and Trainees Work Collaboratively with Community Partners to Assess Afterschool Nutrition Environments.

Matern Child Health J 2019 Mar;23(3):292-297

Department of Nutrition, The University of Tennessee, 1215 W Cumberland Avenue JHB room 229, 37996-1920, Knoxville, TN, USA.

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to describe a collaborative service learning experience (SLE) which was part of the degree requirements of the Public Health Nutrition Graduate Program at the University of Tennessee. The SLE was collaboratively developed by the University of Tennessee's maternal and child health (MCH) nutrition leadership education and training (NLET) Program Director and the Knox County Health Department's healthy weight program manager. Description The SLE was a semester long project that included instructional time and fieldwork. Read More

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March 2019
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