preconception counseling


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counseling

 [kown´sel-ing]
in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as use of an interactive helping process focusing on the needs, problems, or feelings of the patient and significant others to enhance or support coping, problem solving, and interpersonal relationships.
genetic counseling in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as use of an interactive helping process focusing on assisting an individual, family, or group, manifesting or at risk for developing or transmitting a birth defect or genetic condition, to cope.
lactation counseling in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the use of an interactive helping process to assist in maintenance of successful breastfeeding.
nutritional counseling in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the use of an interactive helping process focusing on the need for diet modification.
preconception counseling in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as providing information and support to individuals of childbearing age before pregnancy to promote health and reduce risk.
sexual counseling in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the use of an interactive helping process focusing on the need to make adjustments in sexual practice or to enhance coping with a sexual event or disorder.

preconception counseling

a nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as screening and providing information and support to individuals of childbearing age before pregnancy to promote health and reduce risks. See also Nursing Interventions Classification.
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In the best scenario, the woman comes in for preconception counseling, allowing for optimization of glucose control--down to a hemoglobin [A.
It has also been shown that patients who enter controlled, preconception counseling programs, who achieve euglycemia prior to pregnancy, and who maintain that euglycemia through the first trimester will benefit from an outcome rate similar to that of the nondiabetic population.
Women are especially open to lifestyle change during preconception counseling and pregnancy.
I think there are missed opportunities for providing preconception counseling by doctors and other health care providers when women come into the office for routine visits," Dr.
Preconception counseling promotes healthier pregnancies and better outcomes, and can also provide legal protection for physicians, Dr.