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Prenatal Care's Innovative New Practice

Posted on: January 24, 2018

Contributor(s): Cullen Quigley

 

In the past few years, an innovative new method for prenatal care called CenteringPregnancy has become prominent in women’s care initiatives. It combines a social group aspect with quality care for expecting mothers and their spouses. By removing women from the traditional norm of receiving care in exam rooms, centering brings a fresh and modern approach.

 

One key feature of centering is the fact that it provides many benefits for the expecting mothers. According to the Centering Healthcare Institute, centering group prenatal care “follows the recommended schedule of 10 prenatal visits, but each visit is 90 minutes to two hours long – giving women 10x more time with their provider.”

 

By increasing engagement, patients and their providers create a stronger relationship to help during the pregnancy process. In return women in CenteringPregnancy can form lasting friendships and have a newfound support system.

 

Primary Health Solutions is thrilled to announce the introduction of our own CenteringPregnancy program. With a strong female patient base, we understand that we must continue our dedication to evolve with the needs of our patients. This February, expecting mothers will be able to join our second CenteringPregnancy program which will kick off the new year.

 

Lastly, mother’s looking into centering must understand the benefits in cost for the U.S. healthcare system. As of 2014, 9.6% of U.S. babies were born preterm which cost over $20 billion for the American healthcare system. Centering eliminates these issues due to quicker detection and more individualized care saving the healthcare system $8 billion each year.

 

Throughout 2018, Primary Health Solutions will continue to expand our CenteringPregnancy services. At the end of 2017 we started our first program and it was a tremendous success. We can’t wait to begin our second program which will only be the start of more to come in 2018.

 

To find out information on our centering program or to join the program, please call us at 513-454-1111.