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EMBRACE PRENATAL CARE STUDY

Embracing Mothers & Babies; Reimagining Antenatal Care for Everyone

Antenatal care is medical care received during pregnancy, also called prenatal care.
The EMBRACE Prenatal Care Study is comparing two types of enhanced prenatal care

to discover which may lead to better outcomes for women and infants.

 
THE STUDY

Comparing Enhanced Prenatal Care Models

Participants in EMBRACE are assigned to receive prenatal care either individually or in a group setting based on their due date and provider.  

Throughout their time in the study, participants complete three questionnaires and share delivery medical records. Participation in the study begins in the first trimester of pregnancy and ends at three months postpartum when the final survey is completed. 

The study results will enable patients and providers to make informed decisions about which enhanced model of prenatal care may be best for them.

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RESEARCH QUESTIONS

EMBRACE is attempting to answer three questions.

Does participating in group prenatal care lead to:

  • reduced preterm birth rates?

  • less depression and anxiety symptoms?

  • increased satisfaction with care?

The Study will also explore in-depth experiences of care with Black and Latina women through interviews.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Strong community partnerships are key to patient-centered research and a vital component of EMBRACE. The Study began in response to community needs and is committed to ongoing engagement.

Learn more about our community efforts and how to get involved.

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