HealthPartners offers group prenatal visits to expectant parents to provide education and social support. Research has shown that group visits help lower the rate of pre-term birth and the risk of postpartum depression – and help new moms have a better experience with their prenatal care.
Expectant moms participating in the Partners in Pregnancy group visits are matched up with eight to 10 women with similar due dates. Partners in Pregnancy provides a forum for women to share what they are going through, their hopes and their concerns – with experts like certified nurse midwives leading the group. Each session includes education on childbirth and time with providers to discuss questions related to one’s pregnancy.