Group Prenatal Care in Austin, TX
Begins May 1st, 2023
What is Group Prenatal Care?
Group Prenatal Care is comprised of childbirth education group sessions combined with prenatal care appointments. Patients, their midwives, and a co-facilitator attend 10 sessions for a total of 20 hours. Group education occurs alongside individual prenatal care checks for each patient.
This program is designed to provide you with a traditional health check up plus additional time and attention in a group setting
You'll meet with your midwife and other families who are due near the same time that you are
Together you'll share your learning experiences, receive education for yourselves and your families, and become involved in your own care
Group Prenatal Care sessions will replace your individual prenatal visits with two hour long group experiences for the majority of your pregnancy
During the last month of your full term you'll return to individual prenatal care meetings with your midwife
What are the benefits of Group Prenatal Care?
You'll receive healthcare in a group setting that leads to greater engagement, learning, and self-confidence
As a busy expectant mother, you'll save time by developing a supportive community while getting the prenatal care and childbirth classes and education that you need
The sessions you attend will allow for more time with your midwife
A group approach helps to provide better health outcomes for both you and your baby
Group Prenatal Care and learning has been shown to decrease preterm and low weight births, increase breastfeeding, improve pregnancy spacing and family planning, and reduce postpartum mood disorders
Studies show that Group Prenatal Care eliminates nearly all racial disparities in preterm birth rates
African American women, a high risk group for preterm births, have lower risk when enrolled in these groups
Your partner and family attendance to visits will increase
Best of all there is no extra cost to you or your family!
When can I start attending sessions?
November Group Prenatal Care sessions begin May 1st and are held from 5:00pm to 7:00pm upstairs at Lotus House
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December Group Prenatal Care sessions begin June 5th and are held from 5:00pm to 7:00pm upstairs at Lotus House
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