Supportive Pregnancy Care, offered at Hollywood Primary Care in partnership with the March of Dimes, combines expert care and education from our Certified Nurse Midwives with an opportunity for expectant moms to share common experiences, build friendships, and support one another during this special time of life.
Patients start by making an appointment with our midwifery team. Along with receiving your routine prenatal care from our team of Certified Nurse Midwives, your nurse midwives can connect you to Supportive Pregnancy Care. The program meets Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8-10 a.m. At the start of each session, you’ll see a nurse midwife for regular prenatal care including checking your baby’s heartbeat, taking measurements, lab work, etc. Then, our nurse midwives lead a group session to discuss a variety of pregnancy topics. The interactive, trusting environment is designed to both educate expectant moms and give them an opportunity to address areas of concern with experts and one another.
Every patient also receives a copy of the book My Nine Months, which includes space to track your pregnancy and develop your birth plan. Nurse midwives play an active role in the process, allowing them to familiarize themselves with your wishes so they can provide personalized prenatal care and help support and advocate for you in the delivery room.
Supportive Pregnancy Care covers a wide range of topics:
- Session 1: Orientation/Nutrition
- Session 2: Oral Health/Common Discomforts
- Session 3: Breastfeeding
- Session 4: Birth Control/STDs/Abuse
- Session 5: Hospital Tour/Birthing Video/Pre-Term Labor Signs
- Session 6: Labor Terms/Comfort Measures/Evaluations
- Session 7: Baby Care/Baby Shower
- Session 8: Birth Exercises/Relaxation Methods/Postpartum Depression