Volume 35, No. 02, Month MARCH, Year 2020, Pages 238 - 245

The empowerment of pregnant women to prevent the risk of preterm labor nurse’s roles

Prapairat Kaewsiri, Siriporn Hemadhulin, Pimonpan Ansook, Panyupa Naosrisorn

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Preterm labor is a major cause of birth of preterm infants which results in perinatal mortality, disabilities and the relationship between parents and newborns because preterm infants are at risk of both physical and intellectual complications. It also physically and mentally affects pregnant women. It also has an impact on family economy and the health care system as it requires long-term care and high cost. This article aims to present magnifude of problems, impact and risk factors of preterm labor, concepts of empowerment and nurse’s roles in empowering pregnant women to prevent preterm labor. The results of the study could be developed as the guidelines for the care of pregnant women who are at risk of preterm labor.


Preterm labor, Preterm birth, Risk of preterm labor, Empowerment


Published by : Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University
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