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Centering Healthcare Bibliography

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Quantitative

Ickovics, J. R., Kershaw, T. S., Westdahl, C., Rising, S. S., Klima, C., Reynolds, H., & Magriples, U. (2003). Group prenatal care and preterm birth weight: Results from a matched cohort study at public clinics. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 102(5, Part 1), 1051-1057. 

Grady, M. A., & Bloom, K. C. (2004). Pregnancy outcomes of adolescents enrolled in a CenteringPregnancy program. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, 49(5), 412-420. 

Baldwin, K. A. (2006). Comparison of selected outcomes of CenteringPregnancy versus traditional prenatal care. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, 51(4), 266-272. 

Dobak, W., Kershaw, T., Fogle, D., Lindsay, M., Westdahl, C., Ickovics, J., & Rising, S. S. (2006). Effect of coital frequency, sexually transmitted infections (STI's), and number of partners during pregnancy on length of gestation, birthweight, and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 195(6), S221. 

Ickovics, J. R., Kershaw, T. S., Westdahl, C., Magriples, U., Massey, Z., Reynolds, H., & Rising, S. S. (2007). Group prenatal care and perinatal outcomes: A randomized controlled trial. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 110(2 Pt 1), 330.

Kershaw, T. S., Lewis, J., Westdahl, C., Wang, Y. F., Rising, S. S., Massey, Z., & Ickovics, J. (2007). Using clinical classification trees to identify individuals at risk of STDs during pregnancy. Perspectives on Sexual & Reproductive Health, 39(3), 141-148. 

Milan, S., Kershaw, T. S., Lewis, J., Westdahl, C., Rising, S. S., Patrikios, M., & Ickovics, J. R. (2007). Caregiving history and prenatal depressive symptoms in low-income adolescent and young adult women: Moderating and mediating effects. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 31(3), 241-251. 

Reid, J. (2007). Centering Pregnancy®: A model for group prenatal care. Nursing for Womens Health, 11(4), 382-388.

Westdahl, C., Milan, S., Magriples, U., Kershaw, T. S., Rising, S. S., & Ickovics, J. R. (2007). Social support and social conflict as predictors of prenatal depression. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 110(1), 134. 

Magriples, U., Kershaw, T. S., Rising, S. S., Massey, Z., & Ickovics, J. R. (2008). Prenatal health care beyond the obstetrics service: Utilization and predictors of unscheduled care. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 198(1), 75. e71-75. e77. 

Hackley, B., Applebaum, J., Wilcox, W. C., & Arevalo, S. (2009). Impact of two scheduling systems on early enrollment in a group prenatal care program. Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health, 54(3), 168-175. 

Kershaw, T. S., Magriples, U., Westdahl, C., Rising, S. S., & Ickovics, J. (2009). Pregnancy as a window of opportunity for HIV prevention: Effects of an HIV intervention delivered within prenatal care. American Journal of Public Health, 99(11): 2079-86.

Magriples, U., Kershaw, T. S., Rising, S. S., Westdahl, C., & Ickovics, J. R. (2009). The effects of obesity and weight gain in young women on obstetric outcomes. American Journal of Perinatology, 26(5), 365-71. 

Robertson, B., Aycock, D. M., & Darnell, L. A. (2009). Comparison of Centering Pregnancy to traditional care in Hispanic mothers. Maternal & Child Health Journal, 13(3), 407-414. 

Skelton, J., Mullins, R., Langston, L. T., Womack, S., Ebersole, J. L., Rising, S. S., & Kovarik, R. (2009). CenteringPregnancySmiles™: Implementation of a Small Group Prenatal Care Model with Oral Health. Journal of Health Care for the Poor & Underserved, 20(2), 545-553. 

Shakespear, K., Waite, P. J., & Gast, J. (2010). A comparison of health behaviors of women in Centering Pregnancy and traditional prenatal care. Maternal & Child Health Journal, 14(2), 202-208. 

Gould Rothberg, B. E., Magriples, U., Kershaw, T. S., Rising, S. S., & Ickovics, J. R. (2011). Gestational weight gain and subsequent postpartum weight loss among young, low-income, ethnic minority women. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 204(1), 52. e51-52. e11. 

Ickovics, J. R., Reed, E., Magriples, U., Westdahl, C., Schindler Rising, S., & Kershaw, T. S. (2011). Effects of group prenatal care on psychosocial risk in pregnancy: Results from a randomised controlled trial. Psychology and Health, 26(2), 235-250. 

Kennedy, H. P., Farrell, T., Paden, R., Hill, S., Jolivet, R. R., Cooper, B. A., & Schindler Rising, S. (2011). A randomized clinical trial of group prenatal care in two military settings. Military Medicine, 176(10), 1169-1177. 

Tandon, S. D., Colon, L., Vega, P., Murphy, J., & Alonso, A. (2012). Birth Outcomes Associated with Receipt of Group Prenatal Care Among Low‐Income Hispanic Women. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, 57(5), 476-481. 

Picklesimer, A. H., Billings, D., Hale, N., Blackhurst, D., & Covington-Kolb, S. (2012). The effect of CenteringPregnancy group prenatal care on preterm birth in a low-income population. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 206(5), 415. e411-415. e417. 

Picklesimer, A., Blackhurst, D., Covington-Kolb, S., Hale, N., & Billings, D. (2012). The impact of CenteringPregnancy group prenatal care on preterm birth in a low-income population. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 206(1), S55-S56. 

McKeever, A. (2013). Preterm Birth Prevention: Marrying Centering Pregnancy and Community Health Workers. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 42(s1), S21-S21. 

Novick, G., Reid, A. E., Lewis, J., Kershaw, T. S., Ickovics, J. R., & Rising, S. S. (2013). Group 

Prenatal Care: Model Fidelity and Outcomes. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. 209(2), 112. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajog.2013.03.026 

Tanner‐Smith, E. E., Steinka‐Fry, K. T., & Lipsey, M. W. (2013). Effects of CenteringPregnancy Group Prenatal Care on Breastfeeding Outcomes. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health. DOI: 10.1111/jmwh.1200857(5):476-81.

Tanner-Smith, E. E., Steinka-Fry, K. T., & Lipsey, M. W. (2013). The Effects of CenteringPregnancy Group Prenatal Care on Gestational Age, Birth Weight, and Fetal Demise. Maternal &  Child Health Journal, 1-9. DOI: 10.1007/s10995-013-1304-z

Trudnak, T. E., Arboleda, E., Kirby, R. S., & Perrin, K. (2013). Outcomes of Latina Women in CenteringPregnancy Group Prena

Hale, N., Picklesimer, A. H., Billings, D. L., & Covington-Kolb, S. (2013). The Impact of Centering Pregnancy Group Prenatal Care on Postpartum Family Planning.  American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 

Qualitative

Kennedy, H. P., Farrell, T., Paden, R., Hill, S., Jolivet, R., Willetts, J., & Rising, S. S. (2009). “I Wasn't Alone”—A Study of Group Prenatal Care in the Military. Journal of  Midwifery & Womens Health, 54(3), 176-183. 

Baldwin, K., & Phillips, G. (2011). Voices Along the Journey: Midwives’ Perceptions of Implementing the CenteringPregnancy Model of Prenatal Care. Journal of Perinatal Education, 20(4), 210. 

Novick, G., Sadler, L. S., Kennedy, H. P., Cohen, S. S., Groce, N. E., & Knafl, K. A. (2011). Women’s experience of group prenatal care. Qualitative Health Research, 21(1), 97-116. 

Herrman, J. W., Rogers, S., & Ehrenthal, D. B. (2012). Women's Perceptions of CenteringPregnancy: A Focus Group Study. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Health, 37(1), 19-26. 

Novick, G., Sadler, L. S., Knafl, K. A., Groce, N. E., & Kennedy, H. P. (2012). In a hard spot: Providing group prenatal care in two urban clinics. Midwifery, 29 (6), 690-697. 

Novick, G., Sadler, L. S., Knafl, K. A., Groce, N. E., & Kennedy, H. P. (2012). The intersection of everyday life and group prenatal care for women in two urban clinics. Journal of Health Care for the Poor & Underserved, 23(2), 589. 

Hale, N., Picklesimer, A., Billings, D., & Covington-Kolb, S. (2013). 96: The effect of CenteringPregnancy Group prenatal care on enrollment in the post-partum family planning Medicaid waiver program. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 208(1), S55-S55. 

Lathrop, B. (2013). A Systematic Review Comparing Group Prenatal Care to Traditional Prenatal Care. Nursing for Womens Health, 17(2), 118-130. 



International Articles

Homer, C., Ryan, C., Leap, N., Foureur, M., & Teate, A. (2009). Group versus conventional antenatal care for pregnant women. The Cochrane Library. 

Gaudion, A., & Menka, Y. (2010). 'No decision about me without me': Centering Pregnancy. The Practising Midwife, 13(10), 15. 

Teate, A. J. (2010). The experiences of midwives involved with the development and implementation of CenteringPregnancy at two hospitals in Australia. (Doctoral Dissertation)

Gaudion, A., Menka, Y., Demilew, J., Walton, C., Yiannouzis, K., Robbins, J., . . . Bick, D. (2011). Findings from a UK feasibility study of the CenteringPregnancy® model. British Journal of Midwifery, 19(12), 796-802. 

Teate, A., Leap, N., Rising, S. S., & Homer, C. S. (2011). Women's experiences of group antenatal care in Australia—the CenteringPregnancy Pilot Study. Midwifery, 27(2), 138-145. 

Andersson, E., Christensson, K., & Hildingsson, I. (2012). Parents' experiences and perceptions of group-based antenatal care in four clinics in Sweden. Midwifery, 28(4), 502-508. 

McNeil, D. A., Vekved, M., Dolan, S. M., Siever, J., Horn, S., & Tough, S. C. (2012). Getting more than they realized they needed: A qualitative study of women's experience of group prenatal care. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth, 12(1), 17. 

Stoll, K. H., & Hall, W. (2012). Childbirth Education and Obstetric Interventions Among Low-Risk Canadian Women: Is There a Connection? Journal of Perinatal Educucation, 21(4), 229-237. 

Teate, A., Leap, N., & Homer, C. S. (2012). Midwives’ experiences of becoming CenteringPregnancy facilitators: A pilot study in Sydney, Australia. Women and Birth, 26(1), e31-e36. 

Benediktsson, I., McDonald, S., Vekved, M., McNeil, D., Dolan, S., & Tough, S. (2013). Comparing CenteringPregnancy(R) to standard prenatal care plus prenatal education. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth, 13(Suppl 1), S5. 

Maier, B. J. (2013). Antenatal group care in a Midwifery Group Practice—A midwife’perspective. Women and Birth, 26(1), 87-89. 

McNeil, D. A., Vekved, M., Dolan, S. M., Siever, J., Horn, S., & Tough, S. C. (2013). A qualitative study of the experience of CenteringPregnancy group prenatal care for physicians. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth, 13(Suppl 1), S6. 

Patil, C. L., Abrams, E. T., Klima, C., Kaponda, C. P., Leshabari, S. C., Vonderheid, S. C., . . . Norr, K. F. (2013). CenteringPregnancy-Africa: A pilot of group antenatal care to address Millennium Development Goals. Midwifery. 

Pollard, K., Condon, L., Warren, S., Collins, K., Tapp, A., Boyles, A., & Ricketts, A. (2013). Social marketing to encourage initiation and continuation of breastfeeding in Penhill and Pinehurst, Swindon. 


General Articles

Rising, S. S. (1998). Centering pregnancy: An interdisciplinary model of empowerment. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 43(1), 46-54

Klima, C. S. (2003). Centering pregnancy: A model for pregnant adolescents. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, 48(3), 220-225. 

Novick, G. (2004). CenteringPregnancy and the Current State of Prenatal care. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, 49(5), 405-411. 

Rising, S. S., Kennedy, H. P., & Klima, C. S. (2004). Redesigning prenatal care through CenteringPregnancy. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, 49(5), 398-404. 

Walker, D., & Rising, S. (2004). Revolutionizing prenatal care: New evidence-based prenatal care delivery models. The Journal of the New York State Nurses' Association, 35(2), 18. 

Carlson, N. S., & Lowe, N. K. (2006). CenteringPregnancy: A new approach in prenatal care. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, 31(4), 218-223. 

Massey, Z., Rising, S. S., & Ickovics, J. (2006). CenteringPregnancy Group Prenatal Care: Promoting Relationship‐Centered Care. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 35(2), 286-294. 

Reid, J. (2007). Centering Pregnancy®: A model for group prenatal care. Nursing for Womens Health, 11(4), 382-388. 

Ickovics, J. R. (2008). “Bundling” HIV prevention: Integrating services to promote synergistic gain. Preventive Medicine, 46(3), 222-225. 

Stemig, C. (2008). CenteringPregnancy: Group prenatal care. Creative nursing, 14(4), 182. 

Walker, D. S., & Worrell, R. (2008). Promoting healthy pregnancies through perinatal groups: A comparison of CenteringPregnancy® group prenatal care and childbirth education classes. Journal of  Perinatal Education, 17(1), 27. 

Klima, C., Norr, K., Vonderheid, S., & Handler, A. (2009). Introduction of CenteringPregnancy in a public health clinic. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, 54(1), 27-34. 

Rising, S. S., & Jolivet, R. R. (2009). Circles of Community: The CenteringPregnancy© group prenatal care model. In Birth Models That Work, eds Davis-Floyd R, Barclay L, Daviss BA & Tritten J. Berkeley and London: University of California Press, chapter 13, pp. 365-384.

Rising, S. S., & Senterfitt, C. (2009). Repairing health care: Building relationships through groups. Creative nursing, 15(4), 178. 

DeFrancesco, M. S., & Rising, S. S. (2010). A new way to be “patient-centered” and help your practice. The Female Patient, 35(11), 46-48. 

Barr, W. B., Aslam, S., & Levin, M. (2011). Evaluation of a group prenatal care-based curriculum in a family medicine residency. Family Medicine-Kansas City, 43(10), 712

Manant, A., & Dodgson, J. E. (2011). CenteringPregnancy: An integrative literature review. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, 56(2), 94-102. 

Rotundo, G. (2011). Centering pregnancy: The benefits of group prenatal care. Nursing for Womens Health, 15(6), 508-518. 

Foster, G. A., Alviar, A., Neumeier, R., & Wootten, A. (2012). A Tri‐Service Perspective on the Implementation of a Centering Pregnancy Model in the Military. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 41(2), 315-321. 

Karsnitz, D. B., & Holcomb, M. (2012). Prenatal Care. Best Practices in Midwifery: Using the Evidence to Implement Change, 31. 

Sheeder, J., Yorga, K. W., & Kabir-Greher, K. (2012). A review of prenatal group care literature: The need for a structured theoretical framework and systematic evaluation. Maternal Child Health Journal, 16(1), 177-187. 

Tanner-Smith, E. E., Steinka-Fry, K. T., & Lipsey, M. W. (2012). A multi-site evaluation of the CenteringPregnancy® programs in Tennessee. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. 

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