CenteringPregnancy®

 We are excited to offer group prenatal care, also known as CenteringPregnancy®! 

What is Centering?

CenteringPregnancy® brings together 8-12 expecting moms who are due around the same time, for 10, two-hour routine prenatal care visits. During each visit, you engage in your own care by checking your weight and blood pressure, recording your own 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. 

Why Centering?
CenteringPregnancy® has benefits for moms, babies, and providers.

Better Health Outcomes
: Increased rates of breastfeeding, reduced risk of preterm delivery, reduced rate of low birth weights.
Self-Care: You are actively engaged in  your own healthcare and own  your health information. 
Self-Confidence: Centering better prepares you for labor, delivery, and to care for your infant.
More time with a provider: Compared to women receiving traditional care, women enrolled in Centering will receive 10x more face-time with their provider. 
Support and Friendship: A special community develops within Centering groups. You will have the opportunity to support other expectant moms who are going through a similar experience. Fellow moms are a wonderful resource during this very exciting, yet stressful time. 
Learning and Fun: Centering is fun and interactive! Participants are empowered to share and learn from others in the group.

WHO CAN I BRING?

You may bring one support person with you. It is helpful if it is the same person each visit. To ensure the focus stays on mom, we ask that children not attend the group sessions. Childcare will not be provided.

WHAT IS THE COST?

Group prenatal care will be billed in the same fashion as traditional prenatal visits. The only additional cost is $24.00 for the CenteringPregnancy® notebook, which will be used throughout all 10 sessions.

HOW TO SIGN UP:

To sign up for CenteringPregnancy®, ask your provider at your first prenatal visit. You can also call our clinic at (217) 366-1255. We will provide you a schedule for session dates that will carry throughout your pregnancy. 

Centering Session Schedules

  • Jan 14, 2021: Session 1: Welcome & Introduction. Common pregnancy discomforts. Body changes.
  • Feb 11, 2021: Session 2: Nutrition. Dental health/hygiene.
  • Mar 11, 2021: Session 3: Stress management. 
  • Apr 8, 2021 : Session 4: Family planning. Preterm labor.
  • Apr 22, 2021: Session 5: Labor. Comfort techniques during labor. Pain management during labor.
  • May 6, 2021: Session 6: Labor decisions. The birth experience.
  • May 20, 2021: Session 7: Decisions after baby is born. Caring for your baby.
  • June 3, 2021: Session 8: Pregnancy to parenting. Emotional adjustments.
  • June 17, 2021: Session 9: Thinking Ahead. Newborn safety. Breastfeeding.

  • July 1, 2021: Session 10: My baby’s birth. New mom information.

  • Feb 9, 2021: Session 1: Welcome & Introduction. Common pregnancy discomforts. Body changes.
  • Mar 9, 2021: Session 2: Nutrition. Dental health/hygiene.
  • Apr 6, 2021: Session 3: Stress management. 
  • May 4, 2021 : Session 4: Family planning. Preterm labor.
  • May 18, 2021: Session 5: Labor. Comfort techniques during labor. Pain management during labor.
  • June 1, 2021: Session 6: Labor decisions. The birth experience.
  • June 15, 2021: Session 7: Decisions after baby is born. Caring for your baby.
  • June 29, 2021: Session 8: Pregnancy to parenting. Emotional adjustments.
  • July 13, 2021: Session 9: Thinking Ahead. Newborn safety. Breastfeeding.

  • July 27, 2021: Session 10: My baby’s birth. New mom information.

  • Mar 18, 2021: Session 1: Welcome & Introduction. Common pregnancy discomforts. Body changes.
  • Apr 15, 2021: Session 2: Nutrition. Dental health/hygiene.
  • May 13, 2021: Session 3: Stress management. 
  • June 10, 2021 : Session 4: Family planning. Preterm labor.
  • June 24, 2021: Session 5: Labor. Comfort techniques during labor. Pain management during labor.
  • July 8, 2021: Session 6: Labor decisions. The birth experience.
  • July 22, 2021: Session 7: Decisions after baby is born. Caring for your baby.
  • Aug 5, 2021: Session 8: Pregnancy to parenting. Emotional adjustments.
  • Aug 19, 2021: Session 9: Thinking Ahead. Newborn safety. Breastfeeding.

  • Sept 2, 2021: Session 10: My baby’s birth. New mom information.

  • Apr 19, 2021: Session 1: Welcome & Introduction. Common pregnancy discomforts. Body changes.
  • May 17, 2021: Session 2: Nutrition. Dental health/hygiene.
  • June 14, 2021: Session 3: Stress management. 
  • July 12, 2021 : Session 4: Family planning. Preterm labor.
  • July 26, 2021: Session 5: Labor. Comfort techniques during labor. Pain management during labor.
  • Aug 9, 2021: Session 6: Labor decisions. The birth experience.
  • Aug 23, 2021: Session 7: Decisions after baby is born. Caring for your baby.
  • Sept 7* 2021: Session 8: Pregnancy to parenting. Emotional adjustments. (Session held on Tuesday, due to the Labor Day holiday.)
  • Sept 20, 2021: Session 9: Thinking Ahead. Newborn safety. Breastfeeding.

  • Oct 4, 2021: Session 10: My baby’s birth. New mom information.

  • May 24, 2021: Session 1: Welcome & Introduction. Common pregnancy discomforts. Body changes.
  • June 21, 2021: Session 2: Nutrition. Dental health/hygiene.
  • July 19, 2021: Session 3: Stress management. 
  • Aug 16, 2021 : Session 4: Family planning. Preterm labor.
  • Aug 30, 2021: Session 5: Labor. Comfort techniques during labor. Pain management during labor.
  • Sept 19, 2021: Session 6: Labor decisions. The birth experience.
  • Sept 27, 2021: Session 7: Decisions after baby is born. Caring for your baby.
  • Oct 11, 2021: Session 8: Pregnancy to parenting. Emotional adjustments. 
  • Oct 25, 2021: Session 9: Thinking Ahead. Newborn safety. Breastfeeding.

  • Nov 8, 2021: Session 10: My baby’s birth. New mom information.

  • June 23, 2021: Session 1: Welcome & Introduction. Common pregnancy discomforts. Body changes.
  • July 21, 2021: Session 2: Nutrition. Dental health/hygiene.
  • Aug 18, 2021: Session 3: Stress management. 
  • Sept 15, 2021 : Session 4: Family planning. Preterm labor.
  • Sept 29, 2021: Session 5: Labor. Comfort techniques during labor. Pain management during labor.
  • Oct 13, 2021: Session 6: Labor decisions. The birth experience.
  • Oct 27, 2021: Session 7: Decisions after baby is born. Caring for your baby.
  • Nov 10, 2021: Session 8: Pregnancy to parenting. Emotional adjustments. 
  • Nov 22, 2021: Session 9: Thinking Ahead. Newborn safety. Breastfeeding.

  • Dec 8, 2021: Session 10: My baby’s birth. New mom information.