publication . Other literature type . 2008

Centering Pregnancy and Traditional Prenatal Care: A Comparison of Health Practices

Shakespear, Kaylynn;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Dec 2008
  • Publisher: DigitalCommons@USU
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Centering Pregnancy is an alternative method of providing prenatal care with increased education and social support with health assessment in a group setting. This study, a cross-sectional, correlational, convenience-sample design, sought to determine the difference between women who receive prenatal care in Centering Pregnancy prenatal care and those in traditional prenatal care in regards to health behaviors. Adult pregnant women (n = 125) were surveyed from at least 28 weeks gestation. The sample comprised primarily White low-income women. Using multiple linear regression, it was determined that women in Centering Pregnancy had significantly lower index healt...
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free text keywords: behavior, centering pregnancy, education, health, prenatal, social, Education, Medicine and Health Sciences
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