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Items in this list may be obtained from the sources cited. Contact information reflects the most current data about the source that has been provided to the MCH Digital Library.

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U.S. Government Accountability Office. 2015. Prenatal drug use and newborn health: Federal efforts need better planning and coordination. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Accountability Office,

Annotation: This report provides information on how federal agencies have addressed opioid use by pregnant women and neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Topics include federally funded research, federal programs, and other federal agency efforts related to prenatal opioid use or NAS; gaps identified by federal agency officials and experts in efforts to address prenatal opioid use or NAS; and how federal efforts to address prenatal opioid use or NAS are planned and coordinated.

Contact: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 441 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20548, Telephone: (202) 512-3000 Secondary Telephone: E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Analgesic drugs, Federal agencies, Infant health, Newborn infants, Prenatal influences, Prevention, Program coordination, Program development, Program planning, Referrals, Research, Screening, Substance use

Minnesota Department of Health. 2013. Infant mortality in Minnesota: A summary of statistics, activities, and past work group recommendations-Region V Infant Mortality Summit. [St. Paul, MN]: Minnesota Department of Health, 35 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a summit in March 2013 to address the infant mortality problem in Minnesota, particularly racial and ethnic disparities in infant mortality, and to lay a foundation for the development of a comprehensive plan by the Minnesota Department of Health and its partners to further reduce infant mortality. Section 1 provides an overview of infant mortality in Minnesota by putting into context the significant racial and ethnic infant mortality disparities that exist in the state. Sections 2 and 3 highlight infant mortality rates by selected infant and maternal characteristics. Section 4 addresses selected maternal behaviors linked to infant mortality such as smoking and alcohol consumption. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-2170 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Alcohol use during pregnancy, Drug use during pregnancy, Ethnic factors, Infant death, Infant mortality, Minnesota, Prenatal influences, Racial factors, Risk factors, State initiatives

Gardner DB. 2012. Vitamin D supplementation among women of childbearing age: Prevalence and disparities. [Seattle, WA]: University of Washington, 20 pp.

CityMatCH. 2005. Preventing perinatal transmission of HIV AIDS. Omaha, NE: CityMatCH, (Emerging issues in maternal and child health)

Annotation: This webcast on the prevention of the perinatal transition of HIV AIDS was held on February 17, 2005. The webcast featured three presenters: (1) Margaret Lampe, from the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention-Epidemiology, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who discussed Rapid HIV-1 testing for women in labor with unknown HIV status; (2) Ana Rua-Dobles, from the HUG-Me Program in Orlando, FL, who presented on the perinatal nurse's role in the prevention of HIV vertical transmission; and (3) Jackie Nash, Regional HIV/AIDS Prevention Coordinator, Duval County Health Dept. in Jacksonville, FL, who talked about Florida's Targeted Outreach for Pregnant Women Act Program (TOPWA). The complete audio recording, along with all three powerpoint presentations, are available online. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: CityMatCH, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, 982170 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-2170, Telephone: (402) 552-9500 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Multimedia, AIDS, Disease prevention, Disease transmission, Florida, HIV, HIV screening, Infant health, Maternal health, Perinatal influences, Pregnancy complications, Prenatal care, State programs

Altshuler K, Berg M, Frazier LM, Laurenson J, Longstreth J, Mendez W, Molgaard CA. 2003. Critical periods of development. Washington, DC: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Children's Health Protection, 48 pp. (Paper series on children's health and the environment, paper 2003-2)

Annotation: This paper reviews crucial stages in human development from conception through adolescence and the implications of environmental insults or exposures at those different stages. Topics include the identification of critical periods of development and why they are critical, adverse effects of parental exposures before or around the time of conception, adverse effects of environmental exposures during pregnancy and childhood, and a review of adverse effects of early exposures that may be delayed until adulthood. A discussion of adverse effects include gene expression, early fetal death, congenital malformation, growth deficits, pregnancy complications, neonatal mortality, functional deficits, effects on puberty and sexual maturation, and cancer in childhood and later in life. The report concludes with a summary and a list of references.

Contact: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Children's Health Protection, Room 2512 Ariel Rios North, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Mail Code 1107-T, Washington, DC 20004, Telephone: (202) 564-2188 Fax: (202) 564-2733 Web Site:

Keywords: Adolescent development, Cancer, Child development, Child health, Congenital abnormalities, Developmental stages, Environmental exposure, Fetal development, Pregnancy complications, Prenatal influences

Eliot L. 1999. What's going on in there?: How the brain and mind develop in the first five years of life. New York: Random House, Bantam Books, 533 pp.

Annotation: This book explores neural and psychological development from conception to age five. It covers topics such as critical prenatal influences, infant stimulation, sex linked developmental differences, and the nature nurture controversy. The author devotes a chapter each to the development of touch, balance and motion, smell, taste, vision, hearing, motor skills, social and emotional growth, and the emergence of memory. The final chapter is suggestions for raising a smarter child.

Contact: Random House, Bantam Books, 1540 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-553-10274-5.

Keywords: Brain, Child development, Cognitive development, Early childhood development, Infant development, Infant stimulation, Intellectual development, Language development, Memory, Nature nurture controversy, Neural development, Prenatal influences, Psychological development, Sex linked developmental differences

Niswander KR, Gordon M. 1972. The women and their pregnancies: The Collaborative Perinatal Study of the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, National Institutes of Health; for sale by the Superintendent of Documents, 540 pp., 2 microfiche.

Annotation: This is the first publication of the results of the Collaborative Perinatal Study of the National Institute of Neurological Disease and Stoke; the study was undertaken from 1959 to 1965. The study was conducted to examine the range and etiology of perinatal death, and to identify areas for intervention or for more specific research. This report describes the design of the study; presents the characteristics and conditions of the pregnancies studied, and provides the framework necessary for understanding the further detailed development of specific areas of information. Two microfiche inserted into a pocket pasted in the inside back cover present data on characteristics and conditions of pregnancy, by institution.

Keywords: Birth injuries, Infant mortality, Nervous system diseases, Perinatal influences, Pregnancy, Prenatal care, Statistics

Kentucky State Department of Health, Bureau of Maternal and Child Health. 1958, 1959. Institute on growth and development . Louisville, KN: Kentucky State Department of Health, Bureau of Maternal and Child Health, 2 v.

Annotation: These two volumes report two institutes; one held in 1958, and one held in 1959. The first volume discusses concepts of pediatric nursing care; growth and development of the fetus in utero; prenatal influences; nutrition of the mother in pregnancy and before pregnancy; emotional factors in pregnancy; characteristics of the newborn infant, full-term and premature; nutrition of the newborn and premature infant; early mother-child relationships; implications for pediatric nursing; physical growth and development of the preschool age child; personality development of the infant and young child; and developmental care and guidance of infants and young children. The second volume, for the 1959 meeting, discusses highlights of the 1958 Institute; a pediatrician's view of growth and development of infants and children; nutritional aspects of growth and development; helping parents with feeding problems of young children; emotional growth and development of the preschool child; congenital and rheumatic heart disease; mental retardation; handicapping conditions; emotional factors associated with physical disability; speech therapy; and handicapping conditions.

Keywords: Child development, Child nutrition, Children with developmental disabilities, Conferences, Congenital heart defects, Emotional development, Fetal development, Mental retardation, Mother child relations, Newborn infants, Nutrition, Pediatric nursing, Personality development, Pregnancy, Prenatal influences, Rheumatic fever, Speech therapy

U.S. Children's Bureau. 1945. Services for unmarried mothers and their children. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 17 pp. (Bureau publication (United States. Children's Bureau))

Annotation: This joint statement on services for unmarried mothers and their children was prepared by the Children's Bureau, the Bureau of Public Assistance of the Social Security Board, and the American Red Cross. The purpose of the material is to encourage further coordinated planning by states and local communities for the fullest use of all services and facilities and to stimulate the provision of needed resources. Topics include illegitimacy as a problem accentuated by wartime conditions, needs to be met, services that should be available, planning to meet needs, and resources available to local communities. It is a publication of the U.S. Department of Labor, Children's Bureau.

Contact: U.S. Government Publishing Office, 732 North Capitol Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20401, Telephone: (202) 512-1800 Secondary Telephone: (866) 512-1800 Fax: (202) 512-2104 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Military, Prenatal influences, Reports, Single mothers, Social services, Social support, Socioeconomic factors, War


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