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ANTICIPATORY GUIDANCE FOR THE FIRST TWO MONTHS OF LIFE

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  • Edwinna C. Vanderzanden R.N., P.N.P.

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    1. Edwinna C. Vanderzanden, R.N., P.N.P., is a graduate of the Northeastern University Pediatric Nurse Associate/Practitioner Program, Boston, Massachusetts. She was supervisor of Pediatrics Harvard St. Neighborhood Health Center, Boston, Mass., Pediatric Co-ordinator of the Strafford County N.H. Maternal and Infant Care Program from 1973–1978. Ms. Vanderzanden is currently practicing as an independent contractor for the New Hampshire Bureau of Maternal and Child Health and York County Health Services, Saco, Maine.
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  • Presented at the American College of Nurse-Midwives Pre-Convention Workshop on Neonatology. Miami Beach, Florida, April 30, 1979.

Address correspondence to: Edwinna C. Vanderzanden, 527 Salmon Falls Road, Rochester, New Hampshire 03867.

ABSTRACT

The nurse-midwife is in an ideal position in her relationship with the expectant family to initiate anticipatory guidance regarding infant care. This article gives a brief summary of the state of the art from the pediatric viewpoint with respect to feeding, physical care, stimulation and developmental expectations, in the hope that it will provide a basis for teaching in the prenatal period.

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