Our Group ANC (GANC) program enables groups of 8-12 pregnant women to attend ANC sessions that combine social support, high-quality information, and learning activities.
We developed a GANC model based on the Centering Pregnancy© curriculum in our private maternity hospital which encourages women to receive care in a way that enables them to get the kind of social and medical support they need through each other and their care providers. The model has been successfully adapted and tested for use in public hospitals.
Our adapted model has yielded the following results up to date:
ANC attendance and retention: 95% of participants achieved 4+ visits
Social support: 92% of women said they felt supported during pregnancy