The Centering Pregnancy program is a fun and interactive evidenced based model of group care that brings together women with similar due dates to discuss important topics to expecting mothers and their babies such as: including current or expected discomforts, stress and anxiety, proper nutrition, labor and delivery and breastfeeding.

Please join us for an explanation of the Centering Pregnancy model, its benefits to mother and baby, and how is leads to a more supportive experience for expecting mothers.

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Centering Pregnancy begins around the 12th week of pregnancy. Appointments are held once a month, then more frequently as you get closer to your delivery date. Each session lasts about two hours and is conducted by an OB/GYN provider as well as an additional nurse or medical assistant.

During each visit, you engage in your own care by checking your weight and blood pressure, recording your health data, and having private time with a provider for a belly check. This active participation makes you more aware of your results and what it means to your and your baby’s health. The remaining time is a facilitated group discussion on health topics related to your pregnancy. Participants are empowered to share and learn from others in the group.

While enrolled in Centering, you will spend 10 times more time with a provider than women in traditional care. Sessions always start and end on time, so there is no wait for your appointment.

Research shows participation in this program results in improved outcomes for both the mother and baby including greater satisfaction with prenatal care, decreased risk of preterm birth, increased breastfeeding rates and increased duration of breastfeeding. You will also be better prepared to care for yourself during your pregnancy and more confident in caring for your baby.

If you are interested in participating in our program, please talk with your medical provider.

Topics include:

  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Nutrition
  • Parenting
  • Body changes
  • Relaxation
  • Fetal development
  • Birth experience
  • Breastfeeding
  • Newborn care