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By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Health care providers learned about a new program that takes prenatal care from the exam room and into a community setting.

South Georgia clinicians are in Albany to learn about CenteringPregnancy. In this new program, Health care providers meet with a small group of woman who are all due the same month.

They meet 10 times during a six month period to discuss any concerns. Studies show this type of prenatal care helps reduce infant mortality and pre-term births.

"The model has been tried. And proven and we just know that with the resources that we have here and the network that we formed with these providers, we know this will be a meaningful partnership for our community," said Southwest Georgia Public Health Director, Dr. Jacqueline Grant.

Georgia is among the states with the highest infant mortality and pre-term birth rates. This is the first time this program has been offered by a health department in Georgia.

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