GROUP PRENATAL CARE
Group Prenatal Care
is an evidence based maternal child health program designed to decrease health disparities through the promotion of autonomy and helping families build supportive networks as they work toward achieving their individual life goals. Together, women develop knowledge and skills to support one another through the transition from pregnancy to parenthood. Groups of up to 10 pregnant women who are due to deliver in the same month meet every 2 weeks to receive medical care from a doctor or midwife, social support and education. Topics include, but are not limited to, pregnancy care, nutrition, breastfeeding, labor preparation, infant care, postpartum care, and positive behavior changes. The transition from pregnancy to parenting is unique, but everyone can benefit from going through it with others.