Group Prenatal Care for Vulnerable Pregnant Teens
The City of Milwaukee ranks as one of the ten US cities with the highest teen birth rates. Teen mothers are disproportionately likely to lack access to prenatal care and have low birth weight babies. Healthcare providers are collaborating to focus on increasing positive birth outcomes for teen mothers and their infants. Healthy birth outcomes are being addressed by implementing a group prenatal care and education model at a school based health clinic in a Milwaukee Public School.
By the end of 18 months, pregnant teens at three Milwaukee Public High Schools will have entered into group prenatal care through a delivery model that empowers them to take more control and ownership of their care and increases their social support network through greater interaction with their pregnant peers. Other objectives of the study include:
June 2008 - December 2009
Wisconsin Partnership Fund for a Healthy Future
Aurora Health Care, Inc.
Eileen Nyholt, CNM
Jackie Tillett, CNM, ND, FACNM
Victoria Carlson-Oehlers, RN, MS, CPNP
Teresa Rommelfanger, RN, PNP
Center for Urban Population Health
Jessica Bergstrom, MPH
Melissa Lemke, BA
Trina Salm Ward, MSW, CCRC