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The New England Journal of Medicine

Peripartum Cardiomyopathy

Cardiology January 18th 2024

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing

Social Interactions and Institutional Structures that Influence 24-Hour Rooming-in for New Mothers and Newborns in the Hospital Setting

The article explores social interactions and institutional structures impacting the consistent practice of 24-hour rooming-in for new mothers and newborns in hospitals. Researchers employed an institutional ethnographic design, gathering data through semistructured interviews and unit observations from February 2020 to June 2021. Seven mother-baby nurses participated in interviews. Additionally, three on-unit observations lasting 2 hours each took place. From the collected data, the researchers unearthed a shared sentiment: “Baby-Friendly” practices don’t always equate to being “mother-friendly.” Three primary social interaction themes surfaced from the data analysis: viewing the mother as a patient, managing expectations, and inconsistent practices. The nurses’ perspectives revealed the complexity of managing maternal care while juggling newborn demands. Discrepancies in methods highlighted the need for standardized practices to maintain consistency across care provision. The analysis also identified three significant institutional factors that affect 24-hour rooming-in: rates of labor induction and cesarean births, nurse staffing, and nursery use monitoring. Labor induction and cesarean births often disrupt the smooth transition to rooming-in. Limited nurse staffing presents challenges in managing both mother and baby needs, while nursery use monitoring practices influence rooming-in implementation. The article’s findings provide critical insights into the daily organization and experience of 24-hour rooming-in from a […]

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