Prenatal Care at JPS

Prenatal care is important to help you stay healthy during your pregnancy and give your baby a healthy start in life.

Healthcare providers can spot – and treat – health problems early when they see mothers regularly. Mothers can also learn about things they can do to stay healthy and give their babies a healthy start.

The healthcare that you get while you are pregnant is called prenatal care. Women who see a health care provider during pregnancy develop healthier babies and are less likely to give birth too early. At JPS, the goal is that every pregnant woman begin receiving prenatal care by the 13th week of pregnancy.

Don't wait to see a health care professional. Make an appointment by calling 817-702-6500.

At each visit, your healthcare team will check to make sure you and your baby are healthy. You will also review results of any tests and talk about any questions you have about being pregnant and how to prepare for delivery.

Prenatal care at JPS begins with our Centering Pregnancy program, offering women the opportunity to receive expanded prenatal care under a new model that’s been tied to better birth outcomes. JPS is among the first in the region to become a designated Centering Pregnancy Center.

Expectant mothers in Centering Pregnancy prepare for motherhood while meeting in small groups with a provider and other women who are pregnant. These groups meet at least once a month, learning to take care of themselves, recognize potential complications and prepare for birth.

Many new moms say they enjoy Centering Pregnancy because they get extended time with a provider and other staff who can answer their questions and provide information.

Moms-to-be can also receive care using a traditional model of care, meeting with OB care providers one-on-one at JPS clinics or at one of our Health Centers for Women.