Teen Pregnancy Service: An Interdisciplinary Health Care Delivery System Utilizing Certified Nurse-MidwivesJournal of Nurse-Midwifery (Journal of midwifery & women's health)
Format of Original7 p.
PublisherAmerican College of Nurse-Midwives
AbstractTeen Pregnancy Service (TPS), a comprehensive, full-time interdisciplinary health care facility featuring certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) is described. Based on 3 years (1982–1985) of retrospective data, 77% of the 662 teens enrolled in TPS were delivered by CNMs who saw each teen for an average of over ten prenatal sessions. Maternal outcomes including low rates of anemia (2.4%), pregnancy-induced hypertension (1.7%), and cesarean sections (11.6%), as well as other data, are reported. Infant outcomes indicated an average gestational age of 39 weeks and a mean birth weight of 7 lb; other outcome data for the babies are reported. The unique training of CNMs combined with the health-oriented, educational philosophy of TPS represents a favorable service match for the pregnant teen.
Citation InformationBarbara D. Goldberg, Mary Jo Baisch and Robert A. Fox. "Teen Pregnancy Service: An Interdisciplinary Health Care Delivery System Utilizing Certified Nurse-Midwives" Journal of Nurse-Midwifery (Journal of midwifery & women's health) (1986) ISSN: 0091-2182
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