No waiting in the waiting room! Centering patients have their own private entrance into the OB/GYN Center and go straight into the comfortable Centering rooms.
Friends – Centering patients get to know other women going through pregnancy at the same time. We support each other and share our experiences, hopes, fears, and knowledge. Pregnancy is a journey that we experience together, and we make friends and personal connections. During pregnancy, many women feel the need to be around other pregnant women, sharing and discovering what we have in common and that we are not alone.
The same way that you have the same peers in each group, you be with the same nurses and healthcare providers each time. There is much more time with your providers, to ask questions and understand what is happening (and will happen!) to your body and your baby. Your providers really get to know you and support you throughout your pregnancy.
Excellent health care – You will learn how to do some of your own health monitoring and decision-making about your health care. In addition, you will have one-on-one private time at each session with your healthcare provider to address your concerns and assess your baby’s growth and development.
We involve your partners (baby’s father, your friends or family) in all aspects of CenteringPregnancy® prenatal care. They are welcome to join the groups and participate fully in all the activities that the group does.
Snacks! We always have light, healthy refreshments available.
About two months after you deliver, we will get together again for a postpartum reunion! It is a joyous time when we share our birth stories and compare our experiences caring for newborns. We get to see each other’s babies and celebrate!
We have fun! We do lots of fun and interactive activities that help build your confidence and knowledge about health, pregnancy, baby care, and more.