Eileen Ehudin-Pagano, CNM, is codirector and founder of the Baltimore Birth Center. She also is Assistant Editor, Region 1, for the Journal of Nurse-Midwifery and Chairperson of the Maryland chapter of the American College of Nurse-Midwifery.
THE USE OF HERBS IN NURSE-MIDWIFERY PRACTICE
Article first published online: 10 JAN 2011
1987 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Volume 32, Issue 4, pages 260–262, July-August 1987
How to Cite
Ehudin-Pagano, E., Paluzzi, P. A., Ivory, L. C., McCartney, M. and Sinquefield, G. (1987), THE USE OF HERBS IN NURSE-MIDWIFERY PRACTICE. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 32: 260–262. doi: 10.1016/0091-2182(87)90132-7
- Issue published online: 10 JAN 2011
- Article first published online: 10 JAN 2011
For centuries, herbs have been used for medicinal purposes. At the last ACNM convention, a presentation on the use of herbs in nurse-midwifery practice was given. At the end of the presentation, there was much discussion on the safety and appropriateness of herbs in nurse-midwifery practice. It is clear after reviewing the literature that there is a need for more research and documentation on this topic. Just how, if at all, are some CNMs using herbs in their practice? Three CNMs were asked to respond to this question and their responses follow.