Blended Group and Individual Prenatal Care for Improved Care of Low Income Women
Nursing for Women's Health
Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Childbirth, Healthy Parenting (HPCP) is a blended prenatal care model that integrates group visits with individual prenatal visits. While group prenatal care has been found to have a positive impact on pregnancy outcomes, current models may not be feasible or desirable in all clinical settings. HPCP offers one educational group visit each trimester to improve knowledge of self-care during pregnancy and of childbirth and infant care. The program was piloted among women with low income in a southern metropolitan area. This article presents the findings of a pilot study that examined maternal knowledge acquisition and subsequent changes in self-efficacy and satisfaction with care. Suggestions for future use of a blended model for the delivery of prenatal care are shared.
Lathrop, Breanna, Ursula A. Pritham.
"Blended Group and Individual Prenatal Care for Improved Care of Low Income Women."
Nursing for Women's Health, 18 (6): 462-474.