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

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.
See also: Birth
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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.
Breathing and relaxation techniques are taught at antenatal classes and Psychoprophylaxis is a particular method of training for childbirth.
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.