prenatal counseling

prenatal counseling

Instruction of pregnant women and their partners about the choices they may need to make during pregnancy, esp. about prenatal nutrition, folic acid supplementation, exercise, screening, and methods of childbirth, and how these choices may affect the outcome of the pregnancy.
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Prenatal counseling should stress weight management, because more than a third of women of reproductive age in the United States are obese.
The study suggests that clinicians may improve outcomes by creating stress reduction strategies for mothers, with a focus on denial as a coping variable during recurrent sustained prenatal counseling sessions.
Women don't have to be Belmont students or Catholic to get accepted into the program (the center will be run and financed by the Catholic nonprofit Room at the Inn) but they must undergo stringent counseling before acceptance and will receive prenatal counseling and other services during their stay.
Genetic counselors work in a variety of specializations, such as f cancer counseling, prenatal counseling, or pediatrics--Brenda's specialty.
In resource-limited countries where HIV testing is uncommon, prenatal counseling and testing can increase couples' awareness of HIV and provide an entry point to related services.
This means that the content of prenatal counseling "needs updating" with the input of TS patient and parent groups, the document says.
Certification Training in Prenatal Counseling and Body-Centered Hypnosis for Childbirth, April 20-21, May 18-19, June 21-22, 2007.
Today, newer, less invasive tests and greater use of prenatal counseling can help women better assess their risk of giving birth to a child with serious problems; more women are delivering via cesarean section than ever before; and a new specialty--fetal surgery--has evolved to correct certain abnormalities like some types of spina bifida even before babies are born.
Pentalogy of Cantrell is a spectrum of congenital anomalies, from fatal to nonfatal, that must therefore be adequately evaluated for appropriate prenatal counseling and postnatal management of individual cases.
Sibling pairs of children born to women who received the intervention were half as likely to experience developmental delays as sibling pairs of women who received standard prenatal counseling about alcohol consumption.