Dr. Jamille Nagtalon-Ramos, EdD, WHNP-BC, IBCLC, FAANP, is an assistant professor of nursing at Rutgers University in New Jersey. She discusses where women’s health nurse practitioners can find the latest information on providing prenatal and postpartum care.
Pregnancy and Postpartum
From the Journal
Promoting mental health self-care strategies during pregnancy and postpartum with motivational interviewing
Improving depression and anxiety screening in an infertility practice through implementation of an evidence-based screening tool and process
Perinatal care considerations for women who have experienced type 3 female genital cutting/infibulation
Pregnant people and those contemplating pregnancy have endured uncertainty and numerous modifications in how care is provided during the pandemic.
Beyond benefits to the patient, there are also professional benefits that may attract the WHNP to a hospitalist role.
In the US, the incidence of PPCM is rising, possibly due to advanced maternal age, an increased rate of multifetal pregnancies secondary to modern fertility techniques, and increased recognition and awareness of the disease.
Prepregnancy carrier screening enables individuals and couples to learn about their reproductive risk and consider the most complete range of reproductive options versus waiting until pregnancy when choices become more limited.
Climate change represents an urgent health challenge that requires engagement, advocacy, and leadership from the nursing profession.
RPL can be an intimidating entity for healthcare providers to evaluate and treat due to varying guidelines and pressure from patients to prevent future losses.
Implementation of the Maternal Mental Health Safety Bundle: Standardizing perinatal depression screening and response in a federally qualified health center
A national survey of obstetricians and gynecologists reported that 53% universally screened pregnant patients for depression, but only 33.67% implemented guideline-congruent care.
The prevalence of maternal morbidity and mortality affects Black women disproportionately in the United States. Reducing racial and ethnic disparities in maternal mortality must be a priority.