Joining Forces for Group Prenatal Care and Shared Experiences
Starting March 2024, Primary Health Care’s Midwifery & Women’s Health program will offer group prenatal visits for expecting mothers.
Participants will receive one-on-one clinical care in addition to group activities and discussions with other expecting moms in the same stage of pregnancy.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Does group prenatal care cost money?
Group prenatal care will be charged to your insurance just as a regular individual visit would – so there will be no difference in cost.
Can I bring my partner/support person with me?
Yes! One support person is welcome.
Will there be snacks?
How do I get clinical care?
Clinical care will be provided on a one-on-one basis at every visit in an area off to the side from the main group area. You will be taught to take some of your own vitals as well.
How does this comply with HIPAA?
All patients and their guests will sign a confidentiality agreement. If you have questions or concerns for your provider that you’d like to share privately, do so during one-on-one time.
What if I need appointments more frequently?
Toward the end of your pregnancy (or earlier if you’re high risk), appointments will become more frequent. On weeks where there is no Centering group being held, you will attend an individual visit instead.
What if I’m running late?
Group sessions will start and end on time. We encourage you to show up even if you are running late.
Will there be childcare?
Children are welcome! There will be a separate area for them to watch movies (or feel free to bring homework).
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