Lisa Hanson received her bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and her nurse-midwifery education and DNSc from Rush University, Chicago. Dr. Hanson is an assistant professor at Marquette University College of Nursing and a faculty member of the Nurse-Midwifery Program. In 1987, she co-founded the Nurse-Midwifery Center, a service affiliated with University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School, Milwaukee Clinical Campus at Sinai Samaritan Medical Center. She continues in a full scope faculty practice there.
PRACTICES: Part 1: Position Use and Preferences
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2010
1998 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Volume 43, Issue 5, pages 320–325, September-October 1998
How to Cite
Hanson, L. (1998), PRACTICES: Part 1: Position Use and Preferences. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 43: 320–325. doi: 10.1016/S0091-2182(98)00033-0
CNMs/CMs and midwives as used herein refer to those midwifery practitioners who are certified by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) or the ACNM Certification Council, Inc.; midwifery refers to the profession as practiced in accordance with the standards promulgated by the ACNM.
- Issue published online: 31 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 31 DEC 2010
A national survey of 800 certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) in active clinical practice was conducted from April through June 1994. The purpose of the survey was to study the extent to which eight operationally defined positions were used by CNM-attended women during the second stage of labor and factors that affected their use. This, the first of a two-part article, describes the positions used as well as the CNMs'preferences for the eight second-stage positions. The most frequently used second-stage position was sitting; the lithotomy position was rarely used by the CNMs. The survey findings reflect the preferences of birthing women.