Autor: Zafiro Andrade-Romo, Ileana B. Heredia-Pi, et. al.
Fecha: 2019 Resumen: Group prenatal care is an alternative model of care during pregnancy, replacing standard
individual prenatal care. The model has shown maternal benefits and has been implemented
in different contexts. We conducted a narrative review of the literature in relation to its
effectiveness, using databases such as PubMed, EBSCO, Science Direct, Wiley Online and
Springer for the period 2002 to 2018. In addition, we discussed the challenges and solutions
of its implementation based on our experience in Mexico. Group prenatal care may improve
prenatal knowledge and use of family planning services in the postpartum period. The model
has been implemented in more than 22 countries and there are challenges to its implementation
related to both supply and demand. Supply-side challenges include staff, material resources and
organizational issues; demand-side challenges include recruitment and retention of participants,
adaptation of material, and perceived privacy. We highlight specific solutions that can be applied
in diverse health systems.