psychoprophylaxis


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psychoprophylaxis

(ˌsaɪkəʊˌprəʊfɪˈlæksɪs)
n
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) a method of preparing women for natural childbirth by means of special breathing and relaxation
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psychoprophylaxis

a method of preparing women for childbirth without anesthetic, by means of education, psychological and physical conditioning, and breathing exercises. Also called Lamaze technique.psychoprophylactic, adj.
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While pregnant with her first child, as a diplomat's wife who felt she couldn't rock the boat, Sheila nonetheless shunned both hospitals in her town and sought a home birth with a midwife trained in psychoprophylaxis (commonly known as Lamaze).
The role of adaptogens in the psychoprophylaxis of patients with borderline states of exogenous-organic genesis.
Similarly, they attribute the criticism of the psychoprophylactic method at the Kiev All-Union Conference on Psychoprophylaxis in 1956 to the ideological thaw after Stalin's death.
In 1966, when Galina goes to the hospital to give birth and complains about the pain, she is asked if she has taken the psychoprophylaxis classes.
Psychoprophylaxis: This is breathing and relaxation.
In the 1940s, a French obstetrician, Fernand Lamaze, went to the Soviet Union to learn a technique called "psychoprophylaxis." This was a pain alleviation technique derived from Pavlovian methods and used by Russian midwives.
On the basis of the mothers' and fathers' behavioural observations conducted by the psychologists team at the psychoprophylaxis obstetric ward (located at the Hospital Vittore Buzzi in Milan), we carried out the current investigation, to explore the role of 4D ultrasound scanning, in relation to the antenatal attachment development.
In the early years, Lamaze was unabashedly about self-hypnosis, but, perhaps due to the resistance met by Bradley, his "method" was termed "psychoprophylaxis" or "mind prevention." The original intent was painless birth.
She has been in association management since 1980, serving in executive capacities for the Association of University Programs in Health Administration, American College of Health Care Administrators, and the American Society for Psychoprophylaxis in Obstetrics/LAMAZE.