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. No childcare will 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. 

Due to COVID-19, CenteringPregnancy® will be hosted on Zoom. Once we feel we are able to safely accommodate group meetings, sessions will return to in-person.

Centering Session Schedules

  • Aug 11, 2020: Session 1: Welcome & Introduction. Common pregnancy discomforts. Body changes.
  • Sept 8, 2020: Session 2: Nutrition. Dental health/hygiene.
  • Oct 6, 2020: Session 3: Stress management. Breastfeeding.
  • Nov 3, 2020: Session 4: Family planning. Preterm labor.
  • Nov 17, 2020: Session 5: Labor. Comfort techniques during labor. Pain management during labor.
  • Dec 1, 2020: Session 6: Labor decisions. The birth experience.
  • Dec 15, 2020: Session 7: Decisions after baby is born. Caring for your baby.
  • Dec 29, 2020: Session 8: Pregnancy to parenting. Emotional adjustments.
  • Jan 12, 2021: Session 9: Thinking Ahead. Newborn safety.

  • Jan 26, 2021: Session 10: My baby’s birth. New mom information.

  • Sept 17, 2020: Session 1: Welcome & Introduction. Common pregnancy discomforts. Body changes.
  • Oct 15, 2020: Session 2: Nutrition. Dental health/hygiene.
  • Nov 12, 2020: Session 3: Stress management. Breastfeeding.
  • Dec 10, 2020: Session 4: Family planning. Preterm labor.
  • Dec 22, 2020: Session 5: Labor. Comfort techniques during labor. Pain management during labor.
  • Jan 7, 2021: Session 6: Labor decisions. The birth experience.
  • Jan 21, 2021: Session 7: Decisions after baby is born. Caring for your baby.
  • Feb 4, 2021: Session 8: Pregnancy to parenting. Emotional adjustments.
  • Feb 18, 2021: Session 9: Thinking Ahead. Newborn safety.

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

  • Oct 14, 2020: Session 1: Welcome & Introduction. Common pregnancy discomforts. Body changes.
  • Nov 11, 2020: Session 2: Nutrition. Dental health/hygiene.
  • Dec 9, 2020: Session 3: Stress management. Breastfeeding.
  • Jan 6, 2021: Session 4: Family planning. Preterm labor.
  • Jan 20, 2021: Session 5: Labor. Comfort techniques during labor. Pain management during labor.
  • Feb 3, 2021: Session 6: Labor decisions. The birth experience.
  • Feb 17, 2021: Session 7: Decisions after baby is born. Caring for your baby.
  • Mar 3, 2021: Session 8: Pregnancy to parenting. Emotional adjustments.
  • Mar 17, 2021: Session 9: Thinking Ahead. Newborn safety.

  • Mar 31: Session 10: My baby’s birth. New mom information.

  • Nov 10, 2020: Session 1: Welcome & Introduction. Common pregnancy discomforts. Body changes.
  • Dec 8, 2020: Session 2: Nutrition. Dental health/hygiene.
  • Jan 5, 2021: Session 3: Stress management. Breastfeeding.
  • Feb 2, 2021 : Session 4: Family planning. Preterm labor.
  • Feb 16, 2021: Session 5: Labor. Comfort techniques during labor. Pain management during labor.
  • Mar 2, 2021: Session 6: Labor decisions. The birth experience.
  • Mar 16, 2021: Session 7: Decisions after baby is born. Caring for your baby.
  • Mar 30, 2021: Session 8: Pregnancy to parenting. Emotional adjustments.
  • April 13, 2021: Session 9: Thinking Ahead. Newborn safety.

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