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.
PRACTICES: Part 2: Factors Affecting Use
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2010
1998 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Volume 43, Issue 5, pages 326–330, September-October 1998
How to Cite
Hanson, L. (1998), PRACTICES: Part 2: Factors Affecting Use. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 43: 326–330. doi: 10.1016/S0091-2182(98)00034-2
- Issue published online: 31 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 31 DEC 2010
This, the second of a two-part article, describes the findings of a national survey of practicing certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) regarding factors that affect the use of eight second-stage maternal positions. Lower CNM self-reported autonomy scores were associated with the use of the lithotomy and dorsal supine positions; maternal preference and higher CNM self-reported autonomy scores were associated with the use of the nonlithotomy positions. The use of nonlithotomy positions is one nontechnologic way to enhance the normal process of birth.