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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Recognition of complex AWDs is vital for appropriate prenatal counseling and management.
Basir, "Prenatal counseling beyond the threshold of viability," Journal of Perinatology, vol.
The statement recommends prenatal counseling about the risks and benefits of LARCs, along with alternatives, to help patients make informed decisions.
E-cigarettes and the ob/gyn: Key safety information for prenatal counseling. Contemporary OB/GYN, 59(6), 36-41.
(2) It allows prenatal counseling with parents, referring for delivery to a well-equipped center with pediatric surgeons, and preparation of an expert team in the delivery room for potential airway obstruction.
This can be addressed by prenatal counseling with a pediatric urologist, or the consultation can take place shortly after delivery.
Prenatal counseling and education are important for women with normal pregnancies and extremely important for women with high risk pregnancies, a history of premature labor, or at risk for a low birth weight baby.
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.