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Non-invasive prenatal screening’s popularity on rise

Jan. 12, 2017—Genetic counselors are playing a greater role in areas of medicine in the wake of advancement in genomic technology.

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Photo: Prenatal care panel

May. 22, 2014—VUMC’s Deborah Wage, CNM, FNP, and Jim Merwin, director of Program Innovation with UnitedHealth Center for Health Reform and Modernization, center, talk with Nashville Mayor Karl Dean before this week’s panel discussion about “Expect with Me,” a new model of group prenatal care being studied by Vanderbilt, Yale University and United Health Foundation.

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Vanderbilt participates in national study of group prenatal care

Apr. 16, 2014—Vanderbilt University hopes to enroll about 400 women in a national study to evaluate the effectiveness of a new model of group prenatal care designed to improve the health and well-being of mothers and babies during pregnancy, birth and infancy. The program, called Expect With Me, offers prenatal care in the group setting based on...

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Pregnant women less likely to gain excessive weight when prenatal care is communal

Jan. 20, 2014—Women with access to group prenatal care may have the edge on maintaining a healthy weight during pregnancy, compared to those who receive traditional prenatal care, according to the results of an innovative new Vanderbilt study.

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Group prenatal care led to improved birth outcomes

Sep. 19, 2013—Women with access to group prenatal care had improved birth outcomes, including longer gestational periods and higher birth weight, in a study conducted by researchers at Vanderbilt’s Peabody Research Institute.

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