Findings from the National Institute of Nursing Research Related to Neonatal Care
THE BIRTH OF A CHILD IS A TIME OF GREAT HOPE AND joy in most families. However, pregnancy and childbirth can present major challenges and risks. A pregnancy complicated by risk factors endangers the health and well-being of both the mother and the fetus. A preterm birth or otherwise abnormal delivery places great stresses on family structures to cope, on nurses to provide optimal care, and on the fragile infant to grow and develop.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2004
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