Publications Using Listening to Mothers Survey Data

Data from Listening to Mothers surveys has been further analyzed by experts and academics over the years to identify evidence-practice gaps and make international comparisons. Below is a list of publications in reverse chronological order.

Morris, T., McNamara, K., & Morton, C.H. (2017). Hospital-ownership status and cesareans in the United States: The effect of for-profit hospitals. Birth,44(4),325-330.

Jou, J., Kozhimannil, K.B., Abraham, J.M., Blewett, L.A., & McGovern, P.M. (2017). Paid Maternity Leave in the United States: Associations with Maternal and Infant Health. Maternal and Child Health Journal, November 2017 (epub ahead of publication).

Sipsma, H.L., Kornfeind, K., & Kair, L.R. (2017). Pacifiers and Exclusive Breastfeeding: Does Risk for Postpartum Depression Modify the Association? Journal of Human Lactation, 33(4), 692-700.

Sipsma, H.L., Jones, K., & Nickel, N.C. (2017). Hospital practices to promote breastfeeding: The effect of maternal age. Birth, 44(3), 272-280.

Attanasio, L., & Kozhimannil, K.B. (2017). Health Care Engagement and Follow-up After Perceived Discrimination in Maternity Care. Medical Care,55(9), 830-833.

Weisband, Y.L., Gallo, M.F., Klebanoff, M., Shoben, A., & Norris, A.H. (2017). Who Uses a Midwife for Prenatal Care and for Birth in the United States? A Secondary Analysis of Listening to Mothers III. Women's Health Issues, August 2017 (epub ahead of publication).

Jou, J., Kozhimannil, K.B., Blewett, L.A., McGovern, P.M., & Abraham, J.M. (2016). Workplace Accommodations for Pregnant Employees: Associations With Women's Access to Health Insurance Coverage After Childbirth. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 58(6), 561-566.

Kozhimannil, K.B., Jou, J., Gjerdingen, D.K., & McGovern, P.M. (2016). Access to Workplace Accommodations to Support Breastfeeding after Passage of the Affordable Care Act. Women’ s Health Issues, 26(1), 6-13.

Simon, R.M., Johnson, K.M., & Liddell, J. (2016). Amount, Source, and Quality of Support as Predictors of Women's Birth Evaluations. Birth, 43(3),226-3.

Attanasio, L. & Kozhimannil, K.B. (2015). Patient-reported Communication Quality and Perceived Discrimination in Maternity Care. Medical Care, 53(10),863-71.

Attanasio, L., Kozhimannil, K.B., Jou, J., McPherson, M.E., & Camann, W. (2015). Women's Experiences with Neuraxial Labor Analgesia in the Listening to Mothers II Survey: A Content Analysis of Open-Ended Responses. Anesthesia and Analgesia, 121(4),974-80.

Cheng, E.R., Declercq, E.R., Belanoff, C., Stotland, N.E., & Iverson, R.E. (2015). Labor and Delivery Experiences of Mothers with Suspected Large Babies. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 19(12), 2578-86.

Jou, J., Kozhimannil, K.B., Johnson, P.J., & Sakala, C. (2015). Patient-Perceived Pressure from Clinicians for Labor Induction and Cesarean Delivery: A Population-Based Survey of U.S. Women. Health Services Research, 50(4), 961-81.

Kozhimannil, K.B., Attanasio, L.B., Yang, Y.T., Avery, M.D., & Declercq, E. (2015). Midwifery care and patient-provider communication in maternity decisions in the United States. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 19(7),1608-15.

Attanasio, L.B., McPherson, M.E., & Kozhimannil, K.B. Positive childbirth experiences in U.S. hospitals: a mixed methods analysis. (2014). Maternal and Child Health Journal, 18(5), 1280-90.

Dagher, R.K., Hofferth, S.L., & Lee, Y. (2014). Maternal depression, pregnancy intention, and return to paid work after childbirth. Women’s Health Issues, 24(3), e297-303.

Declercq, E.R., Sakala, C., Corry, M.P., Applebaum, S., & Herrlich, A. (2014). Major Survey Findings of Listening to Mothers(SM) III: Pregnancy and Birth: Report of the Third National U.S. Survey of Women's Childbearing Experiences. Journal of Perinatal Education, 23(1), 9-16.

Declercq, E.R., Sakala, C., Corry, M.P., Applebaum, S., & Herrlich, A. (2014). Major Survey Findings of Listening to Mothers(SM) III: New Mothers Speak Out: Report of National Surveys of Women's Childbearing ExperiencesConducted October-December 2012 and January-April 2013. Journal of Perinatal Education, 23(1), 17-24.

Gjerdingen, D., McGovern, P., Attanasio, L., Johnson, P.J., & Kozhimannil, K.B. (2014). Maternal depressive symptoms, employment, and social support. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 27(1), 87-96.

Goyal, N.K., Attanasio, L.B., & Kozhimannil, K.B. (2014). Hospital care and early breastfeeding outcomes among late preterm, early-term, and term infants. Birth, 41(4), 330-8.

Kozhimannil, K.B., Attanasio, L.B., Johnson, P.J., Gjerdingen, D.K., & McGovern, P.M. (2014). Employment during pregnancy and obstetric intervention without medical reason: labor induction and cesarean delivery. Women’s Health Issues, 24(5), 469-76.

Kozhimannil, K.B., Attanasio, L.B., Jou, J., Joarnt, L.K., Johnson, P.J., & Gjerdingen, D.K. (2014). Potential benefits of increased access to doula support during childbirth. American Journal of Managed Care, 20(8), e340-52.

Kozhimannil, K.B., Jou, J., Attanasio, L.B., Joarnt, L.K., & McGovern, P. (2014). Medically complex pregnancies and early breastfeeding behaviors: a retrospective analysis. PLoS One, 9(8), e104820.

Lothian, J. A. (2014). Listen Up: What We Can Learn From Women’s Birth and Postpartum Experiences. Journal of Perinatal Education, 23(1), 3–5.

Attanasio, L., Kozhimannil, K.B., McGovern, P., Gjerdingen, D., & Johnson, P.J. (2013). The impact of prenatal employment on breastfeeding intentions and breastfeeding status at 1 week postpartum. Journal of Human Lactation, 29(4), 620-8.

Kozhimannil, K.B., Attanasio, L.B., McGovern, P.M., Gjerdingen, D.K., & Johnson, P.J. (2013). Reevaluating the Relationship Between Prenatal Employment and Birth Outcomes: A Policy-Relevant Application of Propensity Score Matching. Women’s Health Issues, 23(2), e77-e85.

Kozhimannil, K.B., Johnson, P.J., Attanasio, L.B., Gjerdingen, D.K., & McGovern, P.M. (2013). Use of nonmedical methods of labor induction and pain management among U.S. women. Birth, 40(4), 227-36.

Likis, F.E. (2013). Listening to Mothers III: the evolving landscape of childbearing women's experiences and preferences. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, 58(4), 361-2.

Shepherd-Banigan, M. & Bell, J.F. (2013). Paid Leave Benefits Among a National Sample of Working Mothers with Infants in the United States. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 18(1), 286-95.

Sugimoto, K. (2013). Social Support, Posttraumatic Stress, and Postpartum Depressive Symptomatology Among Japanese Women. Doctoral Dissertation. University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Nursing.

Beck, C.T., Gable R.K., Sakala, C., & Declercq, E.R. (2011). Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in New Mothers: Results from a Two-Stage U.S. National Survey. Birth, 38(3), 216-27.

Beck, C.T., Gable R.K., Sakala, C., & Declercq, E.R. (2011). Postpartum Depressive Symptomatology: Results from a Two-Stage US National Survey. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, 56(5), 427-435.

Kishi, R., McElmurry, B.J., Vonderheid, S., Altfeld, S., McFarlin, B., & Tashino, J. (2011). Japanese Translation and Cultural Adaptation of the Listening to Mothers II Questionnaire. Journal of Perinatal Education, 20(1), 14-27.

Kishi, R., McElmurry, B.J., Vonderheid, S., Altfeld, S., McFarlin, B., & Tashino, J. (2011). Japanese Women's Experiences from Pregnancy Through Early Postpartum Period. Health Care for Women International, 32(1), 57-71.

Declercq, E.R., Barger, M., & Weiss, J. (2010). Contemporary Childbirth in the United States: Interventions and Disparities (Ch. 16). In Handler A, Kennelly J, Peacock N, eds. Reducing Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Reproductive and Perinatal Outcomes: The Evidence for Population-based Intervention. New York: Springer.

Young, R.L. & Declercq, E. (2010). Implications of Subdividing Marital Status: Are Unmarried Mothers with Partners Different from Unmarried Mothers Without Partners? An Exploratory Analysis. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 14(2), 209-14.

Declercq, E.R., Labbok, M.H., Sakala, C., & O'Hara, M. (2009). Hospital Practices and Women's Likelihood of Fulfilling their Intention to Exclusively Breastfeed. American Journal of Public Health, 99(5), 929-35.

Declercq, E.R. & Chalmers, B. (2008). Mothers' Reports of their Maternity Experiences in the USA and Canada. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 26(4), 295-308.

Declercq. E.R., Cunningham, D.K., Johnson, C., & Sakala, C. (2008). Mothers' Reports of Postpartum Pain Associated with Vaginal and Cesarean Deliveries: Results of a National Survey. Birth, 35(1), 16-24.

Declercq, E.R., Sakala, C., Corry, M.P., & Applebaum. S. (2008). New Mothers Speak Out: National Survey Results Highlight Women’s Postpartum Experiences. New York: Childbirth Connection.

Sakala, C. & Corry, M.P. (2008). Achieving the Institute of Medicine's Six Aims for Improvement in Maternity Care. Women’s Health Issues, 18(2), 75-8.

Sakala, C. & Corry, M.P. (2008). Evidence-Based Maternity Care: What It Is and What It Can Achieve. New York: Milbank Memorial Fund.

Brooks, M.J. (2007). Listening to Mothers II: A Lamaze Educator's Response. Journal of Perinatal Education, 16(4), 57-58.

Curl, M. (2007). Pass It On: A Commentary on Listening to Mothers II. Journal of Perinatal Education, 16(4), 49-51.

Day, E.H. (2007). Applying the Listening to Mothers II Results in Lamaze Classes. Journal of Perinatal Education, 16(4), 52-54.

Declercq, E.R., Sakala, C., Corry, M.P., & Applebaum, S. (2007). Listening to Mothers II: Report of the Second National U.S. Survey of Women's Childbearing Experiences: Conducted January-February 2006 for Childbirth Connection by Harris Interactive(R) in partnership with Lamaze International. Journal of Perinatal Education, 16(4), 9-14.

Grauer, A.F. (2007). Listening to Mothers II as a Catalyst. Journal of Perinatal Education, 16(4), 55-6.

Hotelling, B.A. (2007). How Well Do Your Provider's Practices Match the Evidence? Journal of Perinatal Education, 16(4), 59-61.

Lothian, J.A. (2007). Listening to Mothers II: Knowledge, Decision-Making, and Attendance at Childbirth Education Classes. Journal of Perinatal Education, 16(4), 62-67.

Lowe, N.K. (2007). Highlights of Listening to Mothers II Survey. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing, 36(1), 1-2. (No abstract available.)

Mason, D.J. (2007). Bad Birthing. American Journal of Nursing, 107(2),11.

Mayberry, L.J., Horowitz, J.A., & Declercq, E. (2007). Depression Symptom Prevalence and Demographic Risk Factors Among U.S. Women During the First 2 Years Postpartum. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing, 36(6), 542-9.

Romano, A.M. (2007). A Changing Landscape: Implications of Pregnant Women's Internet Use for Childbirth Educators. Journal of Perinatal Education, 16(4), 18-24.

Sakala, C. & Corry, M.P. (2007). Listening to Mothers II Reveals Maternity Care Quality Chasm. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, 52(3), 183-5.

Declercq, E.R., Sakala, C., Corry, M.P., & Applebaum, S. (2006). Listening to Mothers II: Report of the Second National U.S. Survey of Women’s Childbearing Experiences. New York: Childbirth Connection.

Lothian, J.A. (2006). Listening to Mothers: Take Two. Journal of Perinatal Education, 15(4), 41-3.

Sakala, C. (2006). Carol Sakala's Letter from North America: An Uncontrolled Experiment: Elective Delivery Predominates in the United States. Birth, 33(4), 332-35.

Corry, M.P. (2004). Recommendations from Listening to Mothers: the First National U.S. Survey of Women's Childbearing Experiences. Birth. 31(1), 61-5.

Lothian, J.A. (2003). Listening to Mothers-The First National U.S. Survey of Women's Childbearing Experiences. Journal of Perinatal Education, 2(1), vi-viii.

Declercq, E.R., Sakala, C., Corry, M.P., Applebaum, S., & Risher, P. (2002). Listening to Mothers: Report of the First National U.S. Survey of Women’s Childbearing Experiences. New York: Maternity Center Association.

Sakala, C., Declercq, E.R., Corry, M.P. (2002). Listening to Mothers: the first national U.S. survey of women's childbearing experiences. Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Neonatal Nursing, 31(6):633-4.

Mothers' Voice Japan website, with data from Rieko Kishi's translation and adaptation of Listening to Mothers surveys for the Japanese setting and comparative data from U.S. Listening to Mothers surveys.