More Expecting Moms Seeing Family Physicians

New research from HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research and the University of Minnesota has found that one third of all pregnant women in the U.S. received care from a family physician in 2012. The study, published online this week in the Annals of Family Medicine, also found that 64 percent of pregnant women saw more than one health care provider in 2012. Because the majority of pregnant women received health care from an array of different types of providers, the research indicates a need for care coordination among different types of clinicians to ensure that all of their health care needs are met.