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THE YALE NURSE-MIDWIFERY PRACTICE: Addressing the Outcomes

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  • Carol Wood Nichols CNM, MSN

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    • Carol Nichols, BSN, MSN, CNM, a graduate of the University of Illinois, is Assistant Professor at Yale University School of Nursing Maternal—Newborn Nursing/Nurse-Midwifery Program and Director of the Yale Nurse-Midwifery Practice.


Yale University School of Nursing, Maternal-Newborn Nursing/Nurse-Midwifery Program, 855 Howard Avenue, PO Box 3333, New Haven, Connecticut 065108044.

ABSTRACT

The Yale Nurse-Midwifery Practice is a small nurse-midwifery service run by Yale School of Nursing faculty and students. The clientele is primarily middle class, insured or self-paying, married, and carrying a planned pregnancy. A retrospective chart review was conducted on 175 consecutive patients and their infants to determine antepartum, intrapartum, and neonatal/postpartum characteristics and outcomes. These outcomes are uniformly good, and this type of faculty practice can be useful as a prototype both in and out of a university setting.

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