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Monthly Meet And Greet
UNT Nurse-Midwives will start a monthly “Meet and Greet” evening on the 3rd Thursday of each month. This meeting will be held in the lobby of the Harris office at 1300 West Terrell at 5:30 pm. The purpose of the meeting is to allow potential clients to come and ask questions and meet one of the midwives. First Meeting will be held February 21, 2013
Why See A Nurse Midwife
Nurse-Midwives are an appealing option for women who want a more individualized, less routine approach to childbirth. At UNT Health, we focus on helping you learn about the physical and emotional changes you go through during pregnancy, teach you how to maintain good health habits, and consider you an active participant in all aspects of your care. Every pregnancy is a unique event and we encourage you to consider your options for labor and delivery and to personalize your own birth plan.
Whatever kind of birth you choose, UNT Health Nurse-Midwives will support you in your decision. Our midwives will guide you through a non-medicated labor if that is what you choose, however, you still have the option of having an epidural during labor. Our obstetricians are available for consultation and backup if needed.
What is Centering?
Centering is an evidence-based redesign of health care delivery that helps to promote:
• culturally appropriate patient-centered care
• more equitable care
Centering is a model of group healthcare, which incorporates three major components: assessment, education, and support.
Group participants meet with their care provider and other group participants according to a regular schedule for a much longer period of time (usually 90-120 minutes) than a usual check-up visit. Centering promotes individual health empowerment and community-building.
At the start of a typical session, patients have a brief individual assessment by the care provider, participate in self-care activities, complete a Self-Assessment Sheet on a particular topic, enjoy refreshments, and have informal conversation with the other participants. When the group “circles up” together, there is facilitated discussion about a heath topic and the exchange of corporate wisdom on shared health experiences. Groups are lively, interactive, and patient-centered.
Research has shown increased patient and provider satisfaction in Centering groups and improved patient outcomes.
Ask our midwives for more information!
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