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antepartum support groups, bedrest, pregnancy complication, psychosocial support



  1. Thorman, Kathleen E. PhD, RN
  2. McLean, Amy BSN, RN


While You Are Waiting is an antepartum support program developed for hospitalized, high-risk pregnant women. The goal of the program is to provide an atmosphere for the mother that will minimize the adverse effects of long-term activity restrictions and prolonged hospitalization. The program focuses on 4 key opportunities to promote optimal outcomes: education, support, recreation, and outreach. Details of the program and preliminary outcome data are provided.