Karen Holz, snm, received a BSN from Old Dominion University, Norfolk Virginia. She has staff nursing experience in labor and delivery, and as a childbirth educator. Ms. Holz is currently working as a birth assistant for two cnm practices while completing an MSN in Nurse-Midwifery at Georgetown University, Washington DC.
OUTCOMES OF MATURE PRIMIPARAS IN AN OUT-OF-HOSPITAL BIRTH CENTER
Article first published online: 6 JAN 2011
1989 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Volume 34, Issue 4, pages 185–189, July-August 1989
How to Cite
Holz, K., Cooney, C. and Marchese, T. (1989), OUTCOMES OF MATURE PRIMIPARAS IN AN OUT-OF-HOSPITAL BIRTH CENTER. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 34: 185–189. doi: 10.1016/0091-2182(89)90079-7
- Issue published online: 6 JAN 2011
- Article first published online: 6 JAN 2011
This is a retrospective chart review of perinatal outcomes of all primiparas over the age of 24 delivering at Maternity Center Associates, an out-of-hospital birth center, from January 1985 through May 1988 (N = 228). Chi-square analysis was used to determine whether mature primiparas, aged 35 to 43 (n = 27), had significantly more adverse outcomes than younger primiparas, aged 25 to 34 (n = 201). There was a significant difference between the groups in rate of transfer to hospital; however, there were no significant differences in rate of cesarean section, infant birth weight, apgar scores, and length of second stage labor. Implications for practice and future study are examined.