Group prenatal care
- Sharon Schindler Rising, MSN, CNM, FACNM
Sharon Schindler Rising, MSN, CNM, FACNM
- President Emeritus
- Centering Healthcare Institute
Prenatal and postpartum care should focus on the pregnant woman, the fetus/infant, and the family .
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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