Title

Prenatal Care for American Indian Women

Date

2020

Author(s)

Mary Beth Johnson

Type of Product

Journal Publication

Model(s)

  • Family Spirit
  • Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP)

Description

Early and regular prenatal care, which aims to prevent and identify complications associated with pregnancy, birth, and newborn health, is associated with improved health of pregnant women and their infants. American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) women are at risk for pregnancy, birth, and newborn health complications associated with health disparities including poverty, lower educational levels, limited access to healthcare, and adverse childhood events. American Indian/Alaska Native women in the United States experience barriers specifically related to prenatal care, including lack of access, dissimilar communication styles, and inconsistent continuity of care. Culturally appropriate prenatal care should be provided to reduce maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality. Community-based interventions such as home visiting, that may potentially improve prenatal care, focusing on the American Indian tribes of the Northern Great Plains, specifically North Dakota, are discussed. (author abstract)

Data Collection Methods

Status

Finished

For More Information

Johnson, M. B. (2020). Prenatal care for American Indian women. The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. Advance online publication. https://journals.lww.com/mcnjournal/Abstract/9000/Prenatal_Care_for_American_Indian_Women.99801.aspx
Author Contact Information:
Mary Beth Johnson
mbjohnson@umary.edu

Topics

  • Participant, Family, and Program Outcomes