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Prenatal-care workshop at U.'s nursing school

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A new model for prenatal care incorporates group education and discussion, in addition to a patient's regular clinic visits. Known as Centering Pregnancy, the model empowers women to take responsibility for their care and encourages them to interact positively with the health-care system.

The University of Utah's College of Nursing is hosting a two-day Centering Pregnancy workshop May 11-12, for health-care providers and staff who specialize in prenatal care and wish to incorporate Centering Pregnancy into their practice. The workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days in the U.'s College of Nursing.

Participants will receive an overview of group prenatal care, including the principles behind the group model and effective leadership styles. The second day will focus on developing, implementing and evaluating a centering program.

To register, call 801-581-8244. Registration deadline is Friday, April 20, and the cost is $100 per person. More information is online at www.centeringpregnancy.org. The workshop is funded by a community grant from the March of Dimes.