Group Prenatal Care: Resource Overview

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has identified the following resources that may be helpful for ob-gyns, other health care providers, and patients on topics related to group prenatal care. 

These materials are for information purposes only and are not meant to be comprehensive. Referral to these resources does not imply ACOG’s endorsement of the organization, the organization’s website, or the content of the resource. The resources may change without notice. 

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Resources for Ob-Gyns and Women’s Health Care Providers

Committee Opinion: Group Prenatal Care
This Committee Opinion, issued by ACOG in March 2018, discusses the benefits, potential clinical outcomes, and challenges to implementing a group prenatal care model. The group prenatal care model is designed to improve patient education and provide increased social support while maintaining the risk screening and physical assessment of individual prenatal care.

External Resources

Listening to Mothers III: Pregnancy and Childbirth
This report, published by Childbirth Connection, provides descriptions of mothers’ pregnancy experiences from pregnancy through the postpartum period, including their personal opinions and views.

Expect With Me
This program, developed by the Yale School of Public Health, provides evidence-based resources for group prenatal care visits, including personalized physician appointments, childbirth education materials, and support groups for expecting mothers. 

Centering Healthcare Institute
This nonprofit organization offers support for healthcare providers to implement group care, including implementation guidance, trainings and curriculum materials, and site approval. 

Pregnancy and Parenting Partners
This program promotes and supports positive health behaviors by offering accessible and affordable group-based prenatal, postnatal, and pediatric care.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th Street SW, Washington, DC  20024-2188
Mailing Address: PO Box 96920, Washington, DC 20024-9998