Centering Pregnancy

What is Centering Pregnancy?

Centering Pregnancy is prenatal care that includes your regular health check-up with additional time for learning and sharing.

Groups start after the first trimester. You’ll meet with a healthcare provider and other women who are due near the same time for 10 sessions throughout your pregnancy. Centering Pregnancy is the way for you to learn an experience your pregnancy with other pregnant women. Each session includes interactive learning that will let you experience your pregnancy in a new and rewarding way.

How does it work?
You participate in some of your own care (weight, blood pressure, etc) and have private time with your care provider. There will be some group discussion and activities. Snacks are provided and there is time for sharing with other group members in a relaxed and fun setting.

Who is in the group?
As the months go by, you will get to know other mothers due the same time. Often partners and support people join the groups as well. It’s a bond of friendship that can last a lifetime.
How much time does it take?
Centering respects your time – groups start and end on time. Each group visit lasts about 2 hours with your healthcare provider guiding the session. Scheduling in advance makes planning for work and childcare easier.

Centering is excellent care! Look at the results:
• Women in Centering groups are less likely to have a preterm baby
• Women feel more confident to make healthy decisions for themselves and their family
• Centering moms have higher breastfeeding rates; healthier for Mom and baby
• Women say Centering is fun!

To enroll or lean more, talk to your CommUnityCare healthcare team or contact the Centering Pregnancy Coordinators at (512) 978-9435.

How much time does it take?

Centering respects your time – groups start and end on time. Each group visit lasts about 2 hours with your healthcare provider guiding the session. Groups are scheduled in advance, which makes planning for work and childcare easier. 

Who is in the group?

You’ll be with other parents of new babies, making friends for your whole family. You meet with the same group through your baby’s second birthday. 

How does it work?

In each session you will talk about health, development, and safety. From colic to communicating, from sleeping to staying healthy – you’ll enjoy learning with your group as everyone experiences the first year with a new baby together.

You do some of your own care (weight, blood pressure, charting) and you and your baby will have private time with the care provider. There will be group discussion and activities. Snacks are provided and there is time for sharing with other group members in a relaxed and fun setting. 

To enroll or learn more, talk to a member of your healthcare team or contact the CommUnityCare OB Coordinator:         
Lynce Espinoza: (512) 740-7690