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Group prenatal care

Sharon Schindler Rising, MSN, CNM, FACNM
Section Editor
Charles J Lockwood, MD, MHCM
Deputy Editor
Kristen Eckler, MD, FACOG


Prenatal and postpartum care should focus on the pregnant woman, the fetus/infant, and the family [1].

Objectives for the pregnant women include:

Increase her well-being before, during, and after pregnancy and to improve her self-image and self-care

Reduce maternal mortality and morbidity, fetal loss, and unnecessary pregnancy intervention

Reduce the risks to her health prior to subsequent pregnancies and beyond childbearing years


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