Sharing your remarkable journey with other women
If you choose the Group OB Visits option, your first OB visit will be with your MultiCare obstetrician and will include your medical history, a physical exam, and coordination with your obstetrician related to this new roadmap of care. OB visits after your initial appointment will alternate between Nurse Practitioner-led group visits and appointments with your obstetrician.
The group OB visits are approximately 1½ –2 hours long and include a prenatal check-up, childbirth education on such topics as breast feeding, body changes during pregnancy, normal baby development, preparing your home for your baby’s arrival, contraception after your baby’s birth, and common emotional changes. OB Careconnect Group OB visits offer you an opportunity to share your experiences with other expectant mothers who are due around the same time you are and build a network of support. (One guest or your partner is welcome at the OB group visits, but children are not allowed to attend.)
Through MyChart, you will be provided access to your personalized interactive MyPregnancy dashboard, web tools, and other resources.
SCHEDULE OF VISITS
Doctor’s Office Visits
First appointment: History and physical exam
20 weeks: Review ultrasound
28 weeks: Glucola/blood work
36 weeks: Group B strep swab
37, 38, 39, 40 weeks:
Postpartum exam, six weeks after delivery
Group OB Visits Class Content for MultiCare OB/GYN offices
Classes will run approximately 90 minutes
Class 1: Common discomforts of pregnancy, emotional issues, introduction to breastfeeding, mom/baby growth and development.
Class 2: Nutrition, exercise, relationship issues/sexuality, common discomforts, mom/baby growth and development.
Class 3: Stress reduction/relaxation, testing for diabetes in pregnancy (glucola), pre-term labor, common discomforts, mom/baby growth and development, FMLA forms
Class 4: Family/parenting issues, siblings, common discomforts, complications of pregnancy, mom/baby growth and development.
Class 5: Breastfeeding, contraception, pediatrician selection, mom/baby growth and development. Guest speaker: Lactation Consultant; Tour of MultiCare Birthing Centers at MultiCare Good Samaritan and MultiCare Tacoma General hospitals.
Class 6: Signs of labor, birth procedures, pain management, potential complications, mom/baby growth and development, information on Group Beta Strep test.
Class 7: Emotional issues after delivery, post partum depression, birth concerns/feelings, stories, post partum issues (help at home, newborn care, siblings, playing with baby), plans for work, baby kick counts, mom/baby growth and development.
Class 8: Last Meeting! Party to celebrate new moms and babies; share stories, pictures. Guest speaker: Baby Massage Teacher