In keeping with UNC Healthcare's tradition of innovation and progress, we offer alternatives for your prenatal care. You can choose between a traditional care model, where you will have individual visits with each provider; a focused prenatal care model, where an uncomplicated pregnancy allows for fewer prenatal care visits to better accomodate your busy schedule; or our Group Prenatal Care model, where you and other women due in the same month will meet together with a facilitator (MD or CNM), nursing staff, and other healthcare personnel for a 90-minute group visit at appropriately scheduled intervals to share and learn from one another.
- Standard Prenatal Care - Mothers have one-on-one visits with their primary physician for monthly visits during their first two trimesters and then meet the other two physicians on their birth team during the final weeks.
- Focused Care - Evidence tells us that appointments every six weeks instead of four weeks for the first two trimesters is safe. The option is available to you.
- Group Prenatal Care - UNC Family Medicine is known for its group care offerings. Evidence tells us that visits in a groups setting give parents information and empowerment for birth and parenting.
These visits take place on the same schedule you would have for standard care.
- Ongoing Education - Lamaze classes, pregnancy and parenting classes, including breastfeeding preparation visits, are offered to all parents. We also offer a lending library.