"Navigating Pregnancy: A Century of Prenatal Care"
Season 3, episode 2 of the University of Michigan History Department podcast is out now!
Why do we have the prenatal visit schedule that we have today? Where did it come from? What was the evidence for the recommended schedule of prenatal visits, and why hasn’t the schedule changed in nearly 100 years, despite medical advances? How can doctors amend that schedule to both increase equitable access to healthcare and keep parents and babies safe?