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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About 60% of pregnant women with epilepsy had received preconception counseling as compared to none in the control group and about 20% of women with epilepsy took folic acid (FA) properly, as compared to only 2.
Jones, "Providers' perspectives on preconception counseling and safer conception for HIV-infected women," AIDS Care, vol.
Preconception Counseling Recommendations For Women With Possible Exposure to Zika Virus Who Do Not Reside In an Area With Active Zika Virus Transmission
Yet even though preconception counseling can improve outcomes, physicians typically care for gravid women who already have significant disease.
Other special instructions regarding teenagers address prevention of hypoglycemia while driving and preconception counseling.
Preconception counseling about glucose control is so important for women with diabetes.
During preconception counseling visits, the potential risks of Zika virus infection acquired during pregnancy should be discussed.
What this means is that even as investigators work to improve our understanding of the disorder, we as clinicians have an immediate opportunity--and responsibility--to identify patients who are at risk for preeclampsia, or recurrent preeclampsia, during preconception counseling or early in gestation.
Sexually active women using less-than-effective birth control (or none at all) would also benefit from preconception counseling.
Females with congenital heart disease (CHD) should have age-appropriate preconception counseling beginning in adolescence," said Dr.