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MORALES ALVARADO, Sabrina; GUIBOVICH MESINAS, Alex  and  YABAR PENA, Maribel. Obstetric Psychoprophylaxis: update, definitions and concepts. Horiz. Med. [online]. 2014, vol.14, n.4, pp.53-57. ISSN 1727-558X.

Obstetric Psychoprophylaxis (OPP), recognized as a prevention tool in obstetric care has a positive impact on maternal and perinatal health. In a globalized world, it is necessary and desirable to standardize criteria, in order that staff integrates the program can work better under the same concepts, understanding the very meaning and objectives of the OPP, for a team work with quality and there by achieve the maximum benefit for mothers, babies and their environment. Unifying definitions and concepts, serve to achieve a smooth and harmonious management in the technical, administrative and clinical aspects. This article aims to review and update the definitions and concepts in OPP, to serve as a support tool in the management and development of OPP programs both public and private.

Keywords : Obstetric psychoprophylaxis; definitions; concepts.

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