15648 Maternal-Child Nursing Terms and Definitions at www.MedicalGlossary.org

Home > Biological Sciences > Health Occupations > Nursing > Specialties, Nursing > Maternal-Child Nursing Terms and Definitions

Maternal-Child Nursing

Definition: The nursing specialty that deals with the care of women throughout their pregnancy and childbirth and the care of their newborn children.
Notes: SPEC: SPEC qualif; nurs of pregnant women & their newborn infants: do not confuse with PEDIATRIC NURSING, nurs of only infants & children; NEONATAL NURSING & OBSTETRICAL NURSING are available; check also tags PREGNANCY & INFANT, NEWBORN; DF: MATERNAL CHIL
Also Called: Nursing, Maternity

Maternal-Child Nursing Categories.
Neonatal Nursing - The nursing specialty that deals with the care of newborn infants during the first four weeks after birth.

Maternal-Child Nursing Definitions and Terms

MedicalGlossary.org is designed as a free, browsable resource for all. The medical terms and definitions are not intended to replace medical informaion provided by licensed healthcare professionals. Please see a doctor if you need medical assistance. Don't see the medical term you were researching?  Send us an e-mail from our "about us" page.  We will do our best to research and classify new medical terms in a timely manner. Our current list of medical terms is over 26,000. Data sources include the U.S. National Library of Medicine, 2004 Medical Subject Headings.

Copyright 2004 

Main Categories:
Chemicals and Drugs
Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
Psychiatry and Psychology
Biological Sciences
Physical Sciences
Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena
Technology and Food and Beverages
Information Science Persons
Health Care
Geographic Locations