Group Prenatal Care


An in-depth, interactive approach to prenatal care at Cooley Dickinson OBGYN & Midwifery

Group starts when folks are between 20-26 weeks and finishes when they are 32-38 weeks pregnant.

Each session includes belly checks with a midwife, followed by activities, facilitated discussions, and time for questions.

Why Group Prenatal Care?

  • Evening sessions to accommodate work schedules
  • Two-hour sessions that start and end promptly
  • Group sessions replace individual prenatal appointments while the session is running
  • Insurance pays, just like all other prenatal appointments
  • Get to know other expectant parents
  • Create a support network for pregnancy and beyond
  • Connect with your partner around this pregnancy
  • Opportunities to share and discuss pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting
  • Meet with the same midwife each night

To Register: Ask our front desk team to schedule you at your next appointment, or call (413)586-9866

Questions? Email Grace at obgynmidwiferyprograms@cooleydickinson.org with your name and due date. Use the subject “Group Prenatal Care.”

Groups meet in person at 10 Denniston Place, the Yellow House, on the Cooley Dickinson Hospital campus in Northampton. Per our current COVID policy, all attendees must wear a mask.

 

Group 7: Midwife, Rachel Marino
(For Due Dates Between January 16 – February 26)

Wednesdays 6 – 8 pm
Oct. 26, Nov. 9, 23, Dec. 7, 21, Jan. 4, 18

Group 8: Midwife, Amy Walker
(For Due Dates Between February 27 – April 9)

Wednesdays 6 – 8 pm
Nov. 30, Dec. 14, 28, Jan. 11, 25, Feb. 8, 22

2023 GROUPS

Group 1: Midwife, Tara Starling
(For Due Dates Between April 10 – May 21)          

Thursdays 6 – 8 pm
Jan. 5, 19, Feb. 2, 16. Mar. 2, 16, 30

Group 2: Midwife, Rachel Marino
(For Due Dates Between May 22 – July 2)  

Wednesdays 6 – 8 pm
Feb. 15, Mar. 1, 15, 29, Apr. 12. 26, May 10

Group 3: Midwife, Sara Eggemeier
(For Due Dates Between July 3 – August 13)         

Wednesdays 6 – 8 pm
Mar. 22, Apr. 5, 19, May 3, 17, 31, Jun 14

Group 4: Midwife, Amy Walker
(For Due Dates Between August 14 – September 24)         

Wednesdays 6 – 8 pm
May 11 (Thurs), 24, Jun. 7, 21, Jul. 5, 19, Aug 2

Group 5: Midwife, Tara Starling
(For Due Dates Between September 25 – November 5)      

Thursdays 6 – 8 pm
Jun. 15, 29, Jul. 13, Aug. 3, 17, 31, Sept. 14

Group 6: Midwife, Rachel Marino 
(For Due Dates Between November 6 – December 17)      

Wednesdays 6 – 8 pm
Aug. 9, 23, Sep. 6, 20, Oct. 4, 18, Nov. 1

Group 7: Midwife, Sara Eggemeier
(For Due Dates Between December 18 – January 28, 2024)          

Wednesdays 6 – 8 pm
Aug. 30, Sep. 13, 27, Oct 11, 25, Nov 8, Nov. 30 (Thurs.).

Group 8: Midwife, Amy Walker    
(For Due Dates Between January 29 – March 10) 

Wednesdays 6 – 8 pm
Nov. 2 (Thurs), 15, 29, Dec. 13, Jan. 3, 17, 31

Where

Midwifery Center (Yellow House) Community Room
Cooley Dickinson Hospital Campus
10 Denniston Place

 

When November 30, 2022
6:00 pm

Where

Midwifery Center (Yellow House)
Cooley Dickinson Hospital Campus
10 Denniston Place