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preparation

 [prep″ah-ra´shun]
the act or process of making ready.
childbirth preparation in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as providing information and support to facilitate childbirth and to enhance the ability of an individual to develop and perform the role of parent.
surgical preparation in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as providing care to a patient immediately prior to surgery and verification of required procedures or tests and documentation in the clinical record.

childbirth preparation

a nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as providing information and support to facilitate childbirth and to enhance the ability of an individual to develop and perform the parental role. See also Nursing Interventions Classification.
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The treatment group received childbirth preparation in self-hypnosis that incorporated information on labor and delivery (the detailed protocol is described in a previous publication(1)).
Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center offers classes for expectant mothers and their families on pregnancy, childbirth preparation, parenting, breast-feeding, baby care, infant safety, and CPR.
Additional efforts to dispel misconceptions about breast-feeding should be made during childbirth preparation classes and prenatal visits.
The participants in the six childbirth preparation classes were given the surveys after instruction in cervical dilation as part of labor and delivery.
I have found that incorporating a few simple yoga poses into each class session is a beautiful way of illustrating and applying many important elements of childbirth preparation.
I'm getting the impression, based on reading journals and magazines such as Mothering, that this book, Birthing from Within: An Extraordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation by Pam England and Rob Horowitz, is taking the birthing community by storm.
Whether you are helping parents with childbirth preparation or breastfeeding or parenting, you are supporting them in their choices.
Pregnancy and childbirth preparation undoubtedly change people.
Pam England, CNM, MA, is presenting the Birthing From Within Childbirth Preparation Approach Level One Workshop in Philadelphia, PA from September 25-26, 1999.