Monitrice | definition of monitrice by Medical dictionary
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Etymology: Fr, female instructor
a labor coach, usually a registered nurse, who provides emotional support and leads the mother through labor and delivery.
monitrice (mŏn′ĭ-trĭs) [Fr. female, instructor]
In the Lamaze technique of childbearing, a labor coach or doula.
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Nous employons six kines, une monitrice
et trois educateurs.
d'education physique, ne peut s'empecher d'avaler des chips ou des souffles empaquetes.
Hodnett and Osborn (1989) compared the obstetric outcomes and memories of support received during labor of women with and without an experienced monitrice
(in addition to routine nursing care).