TITLE

prenatal care

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1763
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "prenatal care" is presented. It refers to the regular monitoring and management of the health status of the pregnant woman and her fetus during the period of gestation. It helps patients gain access to resources available for preparation for childbirth, breastfeeding, care of newborn, and parenting and provides support and counseling.
ACCESSION #
21242035

 

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