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New Model Of Prenatal Care In The South Bay Is Having Positive Impacts

At the Chula Vista office of the San Ysidro Health Center, a group of mothers-to-be are taking charge of their health.

As one woman checks her blood pressure, another tests her urine for signs of excess sugar or protein. The women also spend a couple of moments with a medical resident, who measures their tummies and monitors their babies’ heartbeats.

After they make the rounds, the women record all of their numbers in a notebook.

Then they sit around in a circle and share their feelings about breastfeeding.