Ms. Schreier is a former director of the Tucson Nurse-Midwifery Service, and is currently practicing nurse-midwifery in Phoenix, Arizona, and providing consultation to the Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of Maternal and Child Health.
The Tucson Nurse-Midwifery Service: The First Four Years
Article first published online: 6 JAN 2011
1983 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Volume 28, Issue 6, pages 24–30, November-December 1983
How to Cite
Schreier, A. C. (1983), The Tucson Nurse-Midwifery Service: The First Four Years. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 28: 24–30. doi: 10.1016/0091-2182(83)90030-7
- Issue published online: 6 JAN 2011
- Article first published online: 6 JAN 2011
From 1 July 1978 to 30 June 1982, the Tucson Nurse-Midwifery Service registered approximately 1000 clients for obstetrical care. Of these, 838 were followed to delivery by the nurse-midwives. This paper presents an overview of the Service, and the statistics related to these 838 clients, including a description of the age, parity, and extent of prenatal care of these clients; a review of the antepartal tests, complications, and admissions; a discussion of the nurse-midwifery management of labor, complications of labor, and transfers in labor; a summary of the modes of delivery; an enumeration of postpartum complications for all modes of delivery; and a report of the neonatal outcomes in terms of birth weights, Apgar scores, incidence of complications and numbers of deaths.