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What is CenteringPregnancy?

CenteringPregnancy is a method of prenatal care that takes women out of routine examination rooms and into a supportive group setting.

Groups initiate at 16 weeks and contain around eight women and their partners. These same groups continue to meet regularly throughout the pregnancy, as well as, into the postpartum period.

Centering sessions provide a multitude of benefits and have been shown to improve birth outcomes, patient satisfaction, patient empowerment and learning, self-care techniques and provide wonderful opportunities for support and friendship.

These groups are held in an open and relaxed environment where women are free to discuss their excitement and worries. Often, several expecting mothers will have similar thoughts and it is reassuring to know they are not alone. Refreshments and snacks are provided during each group, closing the meeting in a reflective and enjoyable manner.

CenteringPregnancy is an excellent model of care and Chesapeake Women’s Health is honored to be the first practice to offer this in our community.

Read more about CenteringPregnancy here!

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