The March of Dimes SPC program offers prenatal care in a group setting with moms-to-be of similar gestational ages. At each group session, women learn to perform their own self-care by measuring and recording their own weight and blood pressure with the help of a facilitator. A licensed obstetric provider meets individually with each woman to perform a physical assessment and discuss specific concerns in a semi-private area within the group space. During each SPC visit, women have more time with their health care providers than they would during conventional individual prenatal checkups, and benefit not only from prenatal care education, but also from the vital social and emotional support they receive from other mothers.
“We know that limited access to quality healthcare during pregnancy, exacerbated by racial and ethnic disparities, plays a decisive role in the rising rate of preterm birth in
“The SPC environment can empower women to take control of their pregnancy care and fosters relationships that can last throughout their pregnancies and beyond,” Dr.
SPC also includes web-based tools and a social media platform to enable mothers to connect and socialize with each other online outside the group sessions and access helpful information on healthy pregnancies. The program is open to any expecting mother interested in participating, regardless of insurance coverage.
With support from AMAG, March of Dimes is able to bring SPC to more locations and with more participating care providers. March of Dimes currently operates SPC pilot sites in Tenn. and
- Willow Creek Women’s Hospital,
Johnson, Ark.; Mommy and Me Clinicat Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Riverside Calif.; Lovelace Medical Group, Albuquerque, N.M.; Montefiore Comprehensive Family Care Center, Bronx, N.Y.; Memorial Health University Medical Center, Savannah, G.A.
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