Vanderbilt Center for Women's Health
Group Prenatal Care
Research shows that nearly 97% of women prefer group prenatal care (formerly called centering pregnancy) over traditional care. With this type of prenatal care, a group of women meet with a physician, nurse midwife or nurse practitioner in a larger room. Each group meets 10 times for 2 hours throughout pregnancy until their babies are born for routine prenatal care and extra education about health and pregnancy. There is individual private time for each patient with the provider as well.
Benefits of this model of care include:
- Never having to wait in the waiting room for your appointment.
- Building a community and support system with other women.
- Enhancing your own knowledge and self confidence as a healthy woman and mother.