Leah L. Albers received her nursing degrees from Vanderbilt University (BSN, 1971; MSN, 1974). She studied nurse-midwifery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (1977). She was in full-scope practice for 11 years and then completed the DrPH degree at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health (1990). She is an associate professor at the University of New Mexico College of Nursing and has a joint appointment in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of New Mexico School of Medicine.
INTRAPARTUM HYPERTENSION IN A LOW-RISK OBSTETRIC POPULATION
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2010
1998 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Volume 43, Issue 2, pages 106–110, March-April 1998
How to Cite
Albers, L. L., Overman, B. and Sedler, K. D. (1998), INTRAPARTUM HYPERTENSION IN A LOW-RISK OBSTETRIC POPULATION. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 43: 106–110. doi: 10.1016/S0091-2182(97)00152-3
- Issue published online: 31 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 31 DEC 2010
Hypertension is one of the more serious medical problems requiring special attention during labor. Clinical midwifery data were used to determine the incidence of and risk factors for intrapartum hypertension in a low-risk population of women who received care from certified nurse-midwives. Descriptive statistics are reported for demographic and clinical variables. Nulliparity and young maternal age were two important risk factors for onset of hypertension in labor. Body mass index, weight gain in pregnancy, and advanced maternal age, however, were not predictors. The impact of cultural factors and the style of care on the modification of risk conditions warrants further investigation.