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.
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CDC recommendations for preconception counseling and prevention of sexual transmission of Zika virus among persons with possible Zika virus exposure--United States, August 2018 Exposure scenario Recommendations (update status) Only the male partner The couple should use condoms or abstain from travels to an area sex for at least 3 months after the male with risk for Zika partner's symptom onset (if symptomatic) or virus transmission last possible Zika virus exposure (if and couple asymptomatic).
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 2.7% in the control group (Table 1).
Consequently, RhD zygosity determination of the RhD-positive father provides useful information for risk estimation during preconception counseling or early pregnancy.
Inactivated vaccines are safe for administration during pregnancy; live virus vaccines, despite being attenuated, are a theoretical risk if spread to the fetus occurs and therefore are contraindicated and should be administered during preconception counseling if indicated.
This type of routine preconception counseling should include discussion of child spacing, family planning, and prevention of unintended pregnancy.
encouraging preconception counseling starting at puberty for all girls of childbearing potential."
Most of the recommendations for preconception counseling and prevention of sexual transmission are dependent on whether persons live in or travel to areas of active Zika virus transmission.
"In an ideal world, we would have preconception counseling, and would be thinking of an alternative drug several years before pregnancy occurs."
Folate status improves among women who receive preconception counseling. (10) Further, 31% of non-users of vitamin supplements say a health care provider's recommendation would motivate them to take supplements.
Yet even though preconception counseling can improve outcomes, physicians typically care for gravid women who already have significant disease.
Preconception counseling about glucose control is so important for women with diabetes.