Basic question, what pt is a "good candidate" for group prenatal care? Anyone got a definition, some kind of qualifications, anything?
Several OBs in my hospital just started this new thing called "group prenatal care." The midwifery department has one, as do several of the different practices at the hospital. It sounds like everyone gets a semi-private urine test and bump measure, then the whole group spends an hour talking, while the OB or midwife moderates. I also have heard several nurses talk about recommending group prenatal care to pts, saying they are "a good candidate for it."
I get that different people have different needs during pregnancy, but I don't understand the point. What is the benefit for anyone? Who is a good candidate for this? And where did the idea come from? Anything I could learn would be great, I'm sure I'm just being dense about something here, I can't figure it out at all. Anyone else doing this at their practice and have heard a reason?