program details

Babies born in Meharry's Centering Program


LEARN  about your baby, your body, childbirth, and parenting.

JOIN other expectant moms, partners, and support staff to discuss pregnancy problems and solutions with them in a group setting or over refreshments.

TRACK your baby's growth and your own pregnancy progress.

Imagine...having two hours to spend with your health care provider at each visit!

Imagine...becoming friends with other expectant moms as you meet together for seven months.

Imagine...going for your prenatal check-up and beginning your appointment exactly on time.

Imagine...learning to take better care of yourself and your family.

Imagine CenteringPregnancy®

It's all about Groups You'll be in a group with other women who have due dates that are close to yours. During each of the ten sessions, you will have private time with your health care provider and refreshments. Then you will meet with a other moms-to-be to discuss questions, concerns, and solutions.

It's all about Self Care You'll learn to take your own blood pressure and weight, and enter the information into your charts. You'll receive information and tools to help you make healthier choices for you, your baby, and your whole family.

It's all about Women You'll meet other expectant moms and have an opportunity to share stories and learn from one another. You'll be able to talk about health issues that are important to you and all the things you're going through--physically and emotionally. You'll be together every month at first then, as the birth of your baby approaches, you'll meet every two weeks.

It's all about Time You'll receive a schedule of all the group times before you begin. This makes it easy to arrange childcare or meet work obligations. You won't need to enroll in separate childbirth classes—you'll cover everything in your group!

Rather than waste time sitting in a waiting or examination room, you will constantly be interacting with other mothers and staff. CenteringPregnancy® is an exciting way for women and their families to get prenatal care. Women spend more time with their health care provider and with other pregnant women to give them a chance to learn a lot more about pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting. Checkups, support, and education all take place in a group setting.

CenteringPregnancy® - a new way to receive prenatal care.

CenteringPregnancy® Prenatal Care in Groups is a program of the Centering Healthcare Institute, Inc.

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