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Group prenatal care

INTRODUCTION

In 1989, a Public Health Service Expert Panel on the Content of Prenatal Care published a report entitled, “Caring For Our Future: the Content of Prenatal Care,” which identified the pregnant woman, the fetus and infant, and the family as the three areas upon which prenatal and postpartum care should focus [1]. Specific objectives were identified for each of these areas.

The objectives for the pregnant women were to:

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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