monitrice


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monitrice

 [mon´ĭ-trēs]
a trained individual who supports women in labor using the psychoprophylaxis method of prepared childbirth.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

monitrice

(mŏn′ĭ-trĭs) [Fr. female, instructor]
In the Lamaze technique of childbearing, a labor coach or doula.
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References in periodicals archive ?
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).
Only in the Hodnett and Osborn study was the monitrice a participant in early labor at home.