Doctoral Student Jenifer Fahey Publishes Paper on Innovative Model for Postpartum Care
Jenifer Fahey, a Maternal and Child Health doctoral student in the School of Public Health and faculty member at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (Baltimore), has published an article in the Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health titled 'Understanding and Meeting the Needs of Women in the Postpartum Period: The Perinatal Maternal Health Promotion Model.' The article, which discusses ways to optimize postpartum maternal health and was co-authored by Fahey's advisor Dr. Edmond Shenassa, was selected as the journal's flagship paper for its postpartum special issue. She describes health promotion strategies for new mothers that promote skills and behaviors that create optimal well-being for these mothers and their families. The article also includes techniques to buffer stress, and ideas for health care providers to best assist with the implementation of these strategies. Jenifer has written a blog post for the American College of Nurse-Midwives, explaining more about the process of writing her article.