Authors' Note: Throughout our article, the use of the terms midwives and midwifery is always intended to denote certified nurse-midwives and nurse-midwifery. These words are used in the interest of brevity, as well as in keeping with the historical usage of terms familiar to our teen-agers and their Hispanic and Black communities.
MIDWIFING THE ADOLESCENTS AT LINCOLN HOSPITAL'S TEEN-AGE CLINICS
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1979 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Volume 24, Issue 4, pages 27–32, July-August 1979
How to Cite
Doyle, M. B. and Widhalm, M. V. (1979), MIDWIFING THE ADOLESCENTS AT LINCOLN HOSPITAL'S TEEN-AGE CLINICS. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 24: 27–32. doi: 10.1016/0091-2182(79)90101-0
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This is a two-year report of evening clinics for Hispanic and Black adolescents in the South Bronx, New York City. The majority of the article reports on the prenatal clinic, designed and administered by the midwives, for low-risk teen-agers. These sessions gave equal time to education and patient care management. Definite elements of success were good nutrition with liberal weight gains and continuity of care via midwifery caseloads. Highlights of data obtained from 204 delivered mothers were an average maternal weight gain increasing to 27.9 lb, the average newborn weight increasing to 7 lb 12 oz, low birth weights decreasing to 6.3%, and an average intrapartum hematocrit of 35.8%.
The problems and challenges of parenting and family planning are also discussed.