MiPATH: Pregnancy and Postpartum Patient Resources

Thank you for choosing University of Michigan Health for your care. We are privileged to partner with you for your pregnancy and postpartum care through our Michigan Plan for Appropriate Tailored Healthcare (MiPATH) plan.

Michigan Plan for Appropriate, Tailored Healthcare (MiPATH)

MiPATH has two phases. The first is a tailored pregnancy care model that provides patients with options for medical care, education, and support during and after pregnancy. With MiPATH, you work together with your doctor or midwife to select the pregnancy care plan that meets your needs, including medical care, education and social support. After pregnancy, the model continues to be tailored to your needs with additional support, education, and medical care determined by your pregnancy, birth and postpartum needs.

Educational Resources

At your first prenatal care visit, you will receive a book, Your Childbirth Experience, which walks you through the full childbirth experience from pregnancy to newborn care.

In addition to this book and the prenatal education you will receive during your visits, our team has compiled a variety of resources to support you throughout each stage of pregnancy. The resources, found on our Women’s Health Resource page, include articles and downloads on a variety of health topics, including pregnancy, childbirth and care after birth. There also are educational classes and support groups available for new and expecting parents.

If you're pregnant and interested in delivering at Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital, watching this video tour of our birth center will help you understand what you can expect, how you can contact us when you're in labor and give you guidance to plan your visit.

Maintaining Social Support

Social support looks different for everyone. We offer a variety of options for social support resources to complement your MiPATH plan.

One option is Stay Home, Stay Connected – a free online support group where pregnant and postpartum patients come together to learn about pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. The program includes monthly check-ins with small groups of patients with similar due dates. These groups are led by maternity care providers. If you are interested, please sign up for Stay Home, Stay Connected. Recorded presentations on wellness and mental health are also available through this support group.

After birth, we offer a text-message based wellness program – Pregnancy to Parent Wellness. This program provides resources and support from your postpartum care team if concerns arise. You will receive weekly texts for the first three months after birth and monthly through 12 months. You can enroll after birth before being discharged home.

If you have questions about Stay Home, Stay Connected or Pregnancy to Parent Wellness, please call us at 734-763-6295.

The Guest Assistance Program (GAP) is a part of the Department of Social Work that assists patients with social needs related to their medical care. Dedicated social workers problem-solve, research community resources and assist with the coordination of various needs that arise. The GAP focuses on barriers to care including transportation, cost of medication, food insecurity and more.

Pregnancy and COVID-19

Research

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan has a broad-based research program, conducting both basic laboratory work and an extensive array of subspecialty focused clinical research programs.

Research volunteers help our researchers discover valuable information from clinical studies that supports improving health care for all patients. We have numerous opportunities for patients to participate in innovative research studies.