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Supportive Pregnancy Care Group

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Jan 29 12:00PM - 1:00PM

The March of Dimes Supportive Pregnancy Care (SPC) program offers prenatal care in a group setting with moms-to-be of similar gestational ages. Willow Creek Womens Clinic will be the first SPC site in the state of Arkansas, designed to help improve mother and baby health during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and infancy. Willow Creek Womens Clinic is located at Willow Creek Womens Hospital, 4301 Greathouse Springs Road in Johnson. The program is open to any expecting mother interested in participating, regardless of insurance coverage.

The group will meet every Wednesday and the regular meeting time will be determined by the group. Call 479-757-1730 for more information or for meeting times.

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 are thrilled to be Arkansas first site for this innovative program that will benefit both mothers and babies, said Dr. Serena Pierson, an Obstetrician-Gynecologist speaking on behalf of Willow Creek Womens Clinic. The SPC environment can empower women to take control of their pregnancy care and fosters relationships that can last throughout their pregnancies and beyond. National research has shown that a group setting for prenatal care is associated with fewer preterm births, reduced incidence of low-birth-weight infants, and shorter neonatal intensive care stays.

March of Dimes shares a passion and commitment to improving maternal health and prenatal outcomes, believing that an innovative approach like the SPC program can help play a key role in breaking down some of the barriers these expectant mothers encounter during their pregnancy - hopefully leading to fewer preterm births. Multiple studies have demonstrated that group prenatal care:

  • Reduces preterm birth and rapid repeat pregnancy
  • Improves psychological outcomes including readiness for labor and delivery
  • Increases rates of breastfeeding initiation
  • Decreases rates of small-for-gestational age babies
  • Reduces health care costs
  • Empowers women and increases patient and provider satisfaction with care

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Supportive Pregnancy Care Group

Supportive Pregnancy Care Group

Jan 22 12:00PM - 1:00PM
The March of Dimes Supportive Pregnancy Care (SPC) program offers prenatal care in a group setting with moms-to-be of similar gestational ages. Willow Creek Womens Clinic will be the first SPC site…
 
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Childbirth Basics (one day class) at Willow Creek Women's Hospital

Childbirth Basics (one day class) at Willow Creek Women's Hospital

Feb 01 9:00AM - 1:00PM
This is a one day course covering basic information to prepare you for your childbirth experience and what to expect during your hospital stay. Topics include pregnancy discomforts, the changes the…
 
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Supportive Pregnancy Care Group

Supportive Pregnancy Care Group

Feb 05 12:00PM - 1:00PM
The March of Dimes Supportive Pregnancy Care (SPC) program offers prenatal care in a group setting with moms-to-be of similar gestational ages. Willow Creek Womens Clinic will be the first SPC site…